Authors - Nachman of Bratslav

Brief Biography

Nachman of Breslov, also known as Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav, (April 4, 1772 - October 16, 1810), was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. Rebbe Nachman, a great grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, breathed new life into the Hasidic movement by combining the esoteric secrets of Judaism (the Kabbalah) with in-depth Torah scholarship. He attracted thousands of followers during his lifetime and his influence continues until today. Rebbe Nachman's religious philosophy revolved around closeness to God and speaking to God in normal conversation "as you would with a best friend." The concept of hitbodedut is central to his thinking. - Wikipedia

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Quote 807by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

Elderly men who are popular with young women usually lack wisdom.
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    Quote 877by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

    The prosperity of a country can be seen simply in how it treats its old people.
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      Quote 1132by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

      Every author should weigh his work and ask, 'Will humanity gain any benefit from it?'
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        Quote 1178by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

        When a man is able to take abuse with a smile, he is worthy to become a leader.
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          Quote 1647by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

          An angry man is unfit to pray.
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            Quote 1753by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

            Arbitration is justice blended with charity.
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              Quote 1923by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

              The man who disobeys his parents will have disobedient sons.
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                Quote 2065by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does.
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                  Quote 2259by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

                  Even the poor should give something to charity.
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                    Quote 2465by Anonymous on 30/01/2011

                    Thinking is more precious than all five senses.
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                    • Jalpa: very well said....:)

                    Quote 2523by Anonymous on 31/01/2011

                    Faith is not only in the heart; it should be put into words.
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                      Quote 2544by Anonymous on 01/02/2011

                      Knowledge that is paid for will be longer remembered.
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                        Quote 2552by Anonymous on 01/02/2011

                        A strict master will not have understanding sons.
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                          Quote 3092by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                          I conquered my hostility by putting it away until the day I might need it.
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                            Quote 3393by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                            Just 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.
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                              Quote 3451by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                              Don't ask God to change the laws of nature for you.
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                                Quote 3641by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                                The man who acts humble in order to win praise is guilty of the lowest form of pride.
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                                  Quote 3865by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                  Before reciting his prayers, a man should give to charity.
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                                    Quote 4300by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                    Lies are usually caused by an undue fear of men.
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                                      Quote 4368by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                      A man's drive for profit should be prompted by the desire to give charity.
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                                        Quote 4412by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                        If we do not help a man in trouble, it is as if we caused the trouble.
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                                          Quote 4770by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                          A man should believe in God through faith, not because of miracles.
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                                            Quote 4783by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                            We each have the kind of children we deserve.
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                                              Quote 4812by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

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