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Read through the most famous quotes from Maimonides

Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end without preparatory studies, such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous.

— Maimonides

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Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.

— Maimonides

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The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views.

— Maimonides

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The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.

— Maimonides

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To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.

— Maimonides

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All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers.

— Maimonides

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

— Maimonides

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The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.

— Maimonides

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About Maimonides

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Did you know about Maimonides?

For the next ten years Maimonides moved about in southern Spain eventually settled in Fes in Morocco the capital of the Almohads where he studied at the University of Al-Karaouine. Following this sojourn in Morocco together with two sons he sojourned in the Holy Land before settling in Fostat Egypt around 1168. Maimonides and his wife the daughter of one Mishael ben Yeshayahu Halevi had one child Avraham who was recognized as a great scholar and who succeeded him as Nagid and as court physician at the age of eighteen.

He was born in Córdoba Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain) on Passover Eve 1135 and died in Egypt on December 12 1204. Nevertheless he was posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history his copious work comprising a cornerstone of Jewish scholarship.

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