Quotes by: Abraham Cahan

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Abraham Cahan
socialist newspaper editor and novelist
Born July 7, 1860
Podberezhie, Belarus
Died August 31, 1951 (age 91)
New York City
Occupation newspaper editor, writer
Language Yiddish
Alma mater Teachers Institute of Vilnius

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
Abraham Cahan
The dearest days in one's life are those that seem very far and very near at once.
Abraham Cahan
God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.
Abraham Cahan
Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
Abraham Cahan
If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.
Abraham Cahan
Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
Abraham Cahan
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
Abraham Cahan
If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.
Abraham Cahan
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