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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Maimonides on truth, inspiration, cure, disease, humanism, medicine, mindset, opinions, customs, philosophy and karma.

10 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Maimonides That Will Help You Deal With Perplexity

Quick Facts

Famous As: Philosopher

Born On: March 30, 1135

Died On: December 13, 1204

Born In: Córdoba

Died At Age: 69

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, famously known as Maimonides, was one of the pioneers of astronomy and medicine. He was a renowned rabbi, physician, philosopher, and also considered a prominent astronomer. Maimonides held prominent stature as a polymath and philosopher in both Islamic and Jewish world. His written works may be subdivided into philosophical and medical genres. Maimonides’ most prominent works include ‘Commentary on the Mishna’, ‘Sefer Hamitzvot’, ‘The Art of Cure’ and ‘Medical Aphorisms of Moses’. These were written in Judeo-Arabic language in Hebrew letters. He cemented his position as one of the major Jewish philosophers through the formulation of "13 principles of faith". These principles emphasized his thoughts and writings regarding the existence of God and his unity, indivisibility and incorporeal. It also states the importance of ‘Karma’ while preaching about the resurrection of the dead. Many poetic excerpts of his works were canonized in several volumes of the "Siddur"- the Jewish prayer book. Let us go through some of the most spiritually enlightening quotes and thoughts from this sagely figure in Judaism and Islam, on issues pertaining to religion, education, ailment, faith, charity, ignorance, courage and many more. Read on the motivating and inspiring quotations and sayings by Maimonides.

Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.

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The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it

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No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.

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Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.

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You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.

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Your purpose...should always be to know...the whole that was intended to be known.

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Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.

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In the realm of Nature there is nothing purposeless, trivial, or unnecessary

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Commune with your own heart on your bed and be still.

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The person who wishes to attain human perfection should study logic first, next mathematics, then physics, and, lastly, metaphysics.

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