Ask people to share with you the best pieces of advice they ever heard. This is a great way to gather a treasury of wisdom.
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The mouse [that steals a morsel of food] is not the thief, but rather the hole [through which the mouse escapes] is the thief. (Gittin 45a)
In this picturesque statement, the Talmud explains that the hole in the wall is the culprit, because without a breach in the wall, the mouse would not be able to steal the food.
In the treatment of alcoholism, there is a concept called "enabling." "Enablers" are the people who essentially make it possible for the alcoholic to continue drinking. By analogy, although oxygen does not cause a fire, it is impossible for fire to burn in its absence, so one extinguishes a blaze by dousing it with water or smothering it, to prevent oxygen from reaching it. Similarly, an alcoholic could not continue to drink very long in the absence of enablers. It is sometimes more difficult to convince people to stop their enabling than the alcoholic to stop drinking.
We claim that we are intolerant of crime and injustice, but the fact is that these exist only because we do tolerate them.
For example, many arguments are given for protecting the rights of those who violate the law, but the price we pay for this is that we allow these violations to continue.
In every society, community, or family, there may be enablers. Sometimes those who are most vehement in their condemnation are actually the enablers. We should do careful soul-searching to see whether we may not actually be enabling behavior of which we disapprove.
Today I shall ... try to stop "enabling" those things that I know to be wrong.
Bob Hope and Grace Kelly Open the 1955 Oscars
Host Bob Hope opens the 27th Academy Awards in 1955, with New York mistress of ceremonies Thelma Ritter and former Academy President Conrad Nagel. Grace Kelly presents the Oscars® for Documentary (Short Subject) to World Wide Pictures for "Thursday's Children" and Documentary (Feature Film) to Walt Disney for "The Vanishing Prairie." Introduced by Academy President Charles Bracke
The Time Has Come For Mass Torah Study for Gentiles
Jewish Thinking Jewish Proverbs, Most Direct Quotes
If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living. Yiddish Proverb
The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks . Yiddish Proverb
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth. Yiddish proverb
A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right. Yiddish Proverb
One old friend is better than two new ones. Yiddish Proverb
One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. Jewish Proverb
A wise man hears one word and understands two. Yiddish Proverb
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great." Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. Golda Meir
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. Albert Einstein
You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails. Yiddish proverb
I don't want to become immortal through my work. I want to become Immortal through not dying. Woody Allen
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton .
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein Contemporary Philosophers As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.~ John Glenn When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. ~ Desmond Tutu
America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professionalwrestling is real but the moon landing was faked. ~ David Letterman
I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. God dammit, I'm a billionaire. ~ Howard Hughes
Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years. ~ Betsy Salkind
The only reason they say 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats. ~ Jean Kerr
I've been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor
You know you're a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn't. Jeff Foxworthy
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. ~ Prince Philip
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing. ~ Emo Philips.
Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. ~ Harrison Ford
The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree. ~ Spike Milligan
Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke. ~ Robin Hall
Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror. ~ Jean Rostand.
Having more money doesn't make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I'm just as happy as when I had 48 million. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.
We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. ~ WH Auden
In hotel rooms I worry. I can't be the only guy who sits on the furniture naked. Jonathan Katz
If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead. ~ Johnny Carson
I don't believe in astrology. I am a Sagittarius and we're very sceptical. ~ Warren Tantum ~
Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap. ~ Steve Martin
Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is. ~ Jimmy Durante
The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts
If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport. ~ Jonathan Winters
Fmr Israeli Commander: God Protected us in Battle
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Never Aired Episode David Steinberg, Nancy Wilson, Dan Rowan
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