Akiva Ben Joseph Quotes

  • Wheresoever thou findest a high mountain or a lofty hill and a green tree, know that an idol is there!

  • Jesting and levity accustom a man to lewdness.

  • Even the poorest in Israel are looked upon as freemen who have lost their possessions, for they are the sons of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

  • The tradition is a fence around the law; tithes are a fence around riches; vows are a fence around abstinence; a fence around wisdom is silence.

  • Beloved are Israel, for they were called children of God; still greater was the love in that it was made known to them that they were called children of God, as it is written, 'Ye are the children of the Lord your God.'

  • He that wounds himself, even though he has not the right, is not culpable; but if others have wounded him, they are culpable.

  • All is foreseen, but freedom of choice is given.