Abraham Cahan Quotes

Abraham "Abe" Cahan (July 7, 1860 – August 31, 1951) was a Belarusian-born Jewish-American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician

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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


The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.

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


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


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.

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If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.

Abraham Cahan


If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.

Abraham Cahan


What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.

Abraham Cahan


You must never tire fighting Satan.

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Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.

Abraham Cahan


The dearest days in one's life are those that seem very far and very near at once.

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Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

Abraham Cahan


I was a great dreamer of day dreams.

Abraham Cahan


Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

Abraham Cahan


What is wealth? A dream of fools.

Abraham Cahan