Akiva ben Joseph Quotes

 

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.

— Akiva ben Joseph

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

— Akiva ben Joseph

Jesting and levity accustom a man to lewdness.

— Akiva ben Joseph

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.’

— Akiva ben Joseph

All is foreseen, but freedom of choice is given.

— Akiva ben Joseph

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.

— Akiva ben Joseph

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

— Akiva ben Joseph

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