- "Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom."
—Yiddish proverb in Teach Us to Number Our Days by Steven McFadden
- "The thing that allows people of different faiths to make a true and deep connection, whatever our differences, is our yearning and love for God."
—Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in Jewish with Feeling by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Joel Segel
- "Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don't do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering. Despite the awesome powers of technology many of us still do not live very well. We may need to listen to each other's stories once again."
—Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom
- "You should know that one must judge every person in such a way as to tip the scale of judgment to merit; even someone who is evil. One must search and find some small aspect of goodness in him and judge him favorably. Through this you tip his scale toward the good and enable him to do teshuvah."
—Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Sacred Therapy by Moshe Frankel
- "Life is God's novel. Let Him write it."
—Isaac Bashevis Singer in The Path of Prayerby Sophy Burnham
- "You are created to know the Greater Unity of God. You are not here to amass fortunes. You are not here to win wars or competitions. You are not here to earn rewards or make for yourself a great name. You are here to know God. You are not an accident. You are a necessary extension of God's Greater Wholeness."
—Rami Shapiro in Minyan
- "You are born with grace. There is nothing for you to do to deserve grace; it is an ordained state of generosity, goodness, and purity that already resides in your consciousness. When you are gracious to another, grace emanates through you and serves humanity and the earth."
—Shoni Labowitz in Miraculous Living
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