LEON'S FAVORITE QUOTES
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wise sayings are not meant to be practised,
they're only opinions and guidelines to thoughts.
They aren't dogmatic beliefs.
a person can change his opinions about everything, whenever he likes.
Some sayings appear to be wise,
others are plainly nonsense,
but these are things I have thought about
or I've heard tourists say
while visiting so called holy places of Israel
the main purpose of writing or doing most things
is to give others pleasure.
So if I've given you some pleasure I have been rewarded for my efforts.
Many peoples will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths."
the law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3
Pirke Avot (Jewish Book of Ethics)quotes
Everything is in the hands of God, excepting the fear of God.
My friend's quotes Interpretation: (By my friend Sid Gordon)
God doesn't make decisions for man (like being righteous or wicked)
every person makes his or her own decisions in life.
God allows this because He does not force anyone to be righteous and holy or to be wicked.
Man is responsible for these decisions.
Always be willing to let go of the life you had planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for you.
Be patient with people,
everybody, especially those close to you.
People need time to come round to think about what they have said or done.
People will criticise themselves
much more fiercly and effectively
than you can ever do, but you need patience untill they think about the things they've done or said.
Social order is maintained by the spread of myths
which Plato calls "Noble LIes and
maimonides calls "necessary and useful beliefs."
Sun 15th Nov 09
What is the light at the end of the dark path of Jewish HIstory
which illuminates every step we take?
it is the light of Torah.
enjoy something beautiful each day.
Tues 1st Dec 09
looking back at the light and shade of Jewish history
we’re hopeful that whatever tragedies the future may bring,
joyous events will follow.
Western (Wailing) Wall quotes
Tues 17th Nov 09
Jews pray at the wall for God not to destroy the world
we live in darkness and
just as people sleep in the darkness and dream
so the temple has become a dream
Leon's War quotes
We’ll win the war when we stop fighting.
"you move to violence by
blaming someone for nonsense.
You move people to peace by not blaming anyone."
Leon's quotes about Jesus
Sat 14th Nov 09
Jesus was not the saviour of the Jews neither was he their king or god.
Truth is incontrovertible.
Panic may resent it,
ignorance may deride it,
malice may distort it,
but there it is."
If clerics can hold forth from pulpits,
move crowds to be violent in religion's name,
they should also be able to move crowds to be peaceful.
More of My Quotes:
worries take up too much thinking space in my brain and
I am very worried about its capacity.
Jews mourn at the Wailing because
the destruction of the temple signified
the imminent destruction of the world.
You don’t have to hate someone just because
you disagree with him.
Moslems will agree to Jewish sovereignty of the Holy Land if
they become Moslem.
Gambling is stealing honestly from
people prepared to pay for the chance
to steal honestly.
God wants to destroy the world but desists because
of devout Christians, Jews and Moslems.
Offering animal sacrifices
Jews thought they were saving the world from
God was preparing to carry out after Adam's sin.
Jewish idealism established the State of Israel to
reach for the top of an ideal society
advice for folding bike enthusiasts
CAREFULL THAT THE THING DONT FOLD UP WHILE YOU ARE TRAVELING!
the Garden of Eden is
the world we leave behind after we die,
our lives are a once in a lifetime opportunity to
make it more perfect
The Death of Sigmund Freud Mark Edmundson P.232
to renounce the visible
in the interest of the unseen is
an enormously difficult task.”
for all to go well,
he needed to have a close friend to confide in
and a spirited enemy to oppose.
The animal is capable of achieving pure joy
because it can't think.
I am capable of achieving it
because I can think.
Robert Browning. My last duchess
A heart . . . how shall I say? . . . too soon made glad,
Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.