Nachman of Breslov Quotes | Quotes by Nachman of Breslov

1When a man is able to take abuse with a smile, he is worthy to become a leader.

2God forgets those who reject proof that they are wrong.

3Elderly men who are popular with young women usually lack wisdom.

4A man should believe in God through faith, not because of miracles.

5Those who are pure of heart find new thoughts whenever they meditate.

6A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does.

7Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.

8Thinking is more precious than all five senses.

9The prosperity of a country can be seen simply in how it treats its old people.

10We each have the kind of children we deserve.

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11The man who acts humble in order to win praise is guilty of the lowest form of pride.

12Don't ask God to change the laws of nature for you.

13Victory cannot tolerate truth.

14He who has no confidence utters falsehoods, and he who utters falsehoods has no confidence.

15If we do not help a man in trouble, it is as if we caused the trouble.

16An angry man is unfit to pray.

17Disparage no book, for it is also a part of the world.

18Unfounded hate only multiplies quarrels.

19To revive a man is no slight thing.

20Knowledge that is paid for will be longer remembered.

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21The man who disobeys his parents will have disobedient sons.

22Man must not rely on pure reason; he must mix faith with it.

23Include yourself in any reproof.

24Freedom is the world of joy.

25Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe.

26The Torah itself becomes coarse in the mouth of a man of pride.

27He who cannot accept reproof cannot become great.

28The Exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and in every day.

29Flattery leads to vulgarity; the flatterer is despised.

30Common sense is strengthened by joy.

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31Arbitration is justice blended with charity.

32Better a superstitious believer than a rational unbeliever.

33The man who has led a good life will find many allies.

34When you help scholars, you gain a share in their learning.

35A strict master will not have understanding sons.

36Proper praying is like a person who wanders through a field gathering flowers-one by one, until they make a beautiful bouquet. In the same manner, a person must gather each letter, each syllable, to form them into words of prayer.

37Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.

38Lies are usually caused by an undue fear of men.

39If you never want to see the face of hell, when you come home from work every night, dance with your kitchen towel and, if you're worried about waking up your family, take off your shoes.

40Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship.

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41Whenever a treaty of peace is signed, God is present.

42A drunkard cannot plead his case.

43Depression does tremendous damage. Use every ploy you can think of to bring yourself to joy.

44Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are.

45Whoever is able to write a book and does not, it is as if he has lost a child

46Don't ever fret over married children; they will take care of themselves.

47Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to.

48Always help the persecuted.

49Let the good in me connect with the good in others, until all the world is transformed through the compelling power of love.

50Charity cures heartaches.

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51All new beginnings require that you unlock a new door.

52Feel no sadness because of evil thoughts: it only strengthens them.

53The essence of peace is to merge two opposites. Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another, who absolutely opposes you, and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two. On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites, never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile. On the contrary, and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites.

54A mitzvah that costs money is worth more than one that costs nothing.

55Charity with a smile shows the donor's character.

56Faith is not only in the heart; it should be put into words.

57Always remember, joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital.

58When a father is quick to lose his tempre, his sons are fools.

59A man's drive for profit should be prompted by the desire to give charity.

60A modest woman has good children.