- Notable Maimonides Quotes Index -
Born: March 30, 1135,
Died: , December 12, 1204
Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion.
He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.
If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect.
No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination.
Quotes by Maimonides