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Isaac Mayer Wise Quotes and Sayings

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This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages,
Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity...
preserved by an internal and marvelous power.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

It flourished with the Saracens, and suffered in the
obscure and fanatical days of the Middle Ages.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

The world is not yet redeemed.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

 

In the same proportion Russia is the misfortune of
Europe and the Israelites.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe,
and one half of the entire number of Israelites.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible,
a text containing the theme which you can elaborate.
The text is the best proof in support of your argument.
A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

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Had the Hebrews not been disturbed in their progress
a thousand and more years ago,
they would have solved all the great problems of civilization
which are being solved now under all the difficulties
imposed by the spirit of the Middle Ages.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge.
I want a glimpse into that outer darkness.
- Mark Haddon

What you don't know would make a great book.
- Sydney Smith

I simply went down there to catch up with an old mate of mine,
who owns the place.
He's the one who wrote the book on the place,
but no, no movie, just a beer.
- Bryan Brown

The director is planning on titling the film 'Yummy
Fur' so we are probably planning on changing the title
of the book to 'Yummy Fur' to match the film.
- Chester Brown

I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because
I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality
of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
- Keith Miller

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape
reading some book which everyone else is reading.
- Alice James

If I was a book, I would like to be a library book,
so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
- Cornelia Funke

I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type
of book in which I scribble,
sketch and draw ideas.
- Jonathan Shapiro

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie

I think of life as a good book.
The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
- Harold Kushner

No gentleman can be without three copies of a book:
one for show,
one for use, and one for borrowers.
- Richard Heber

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music,
book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to
give man the illusion of real creation.
- Marguerite Duras

I've heard every pie joke in the book.
I'm still waiting for an original one.
- Jason Biggs

My book has a lot of parts of my life that people don't know about.
- Maureen Forrester

The first time I read an excellent work,
it is to me just as if I gained a new friend;
and when I read over a book I have perused before,
it resembles the meeting of an old one.
- George Gissing

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures,
and carried with me a book of facts.
- Charles Van Doren

In the initial season of a show, you're figuring out
your character and their life and their background
and you're putting together all the chapters of the book.
- Sophia Bush

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you.
I believe the greatest characteristic of genius,
is, above all, force.
- Gustave Flaubert

I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now,
there are no answers in the back of the book when the
equipment doesn't work or the measurements look strange.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice,
but everyone has a book in them.
Yes, that old cliche.
- Tanith Lee

With each book I write, I become more and more convinced
that the books have a life of their own,
quite apart from me.
- Madeleine L'Engle

When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.
- Paula Danziger

I have continued systematically to study the Book of
Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what
God expects of me and my family while on this earth.
- Clayton Christensen

I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC.
These are huts built out of mammoth bones.
These buildings were beautifully made,
from the bones of the body into shelter.
- Ben Nicholson

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat -
just to get the darned thing finished.
- Alistair Maclean

No one I know of has ever had this experience-where
you had to sit and wait and wait for a DNA test to
come back just so you can write the last page of the book.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book.
No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
- Dr. Seuss

One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends
is their childlike gullibility,
and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book.
- Phil Foglio

Someone told me that each equation I included in the
book would halve the sales.
- Stephen Hawking

I didn't write the book to sell the book,
but to tell my experiences.
- Larry Hagman

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
- Alan Bates


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