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Brief author info: Maimonides (1135-1204) Spanish Hebrew philosopher (Moses ben Maimon) Born in Spain; immigrated to Egypt. Leading intellectual figure of medieval Judaism; became physician to Saladin, sultan of Egypt, and head of Jewish community. Advocated reconciliation between strict rabbinical Judaism and Aristotelian philosophy; wrote chiefly in Arabic.
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I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, blessed be his name, is not a body, and that he is free from all accidents of matter, and that he has not any form whatsoever.
Just as a person is commanded to honor and revere his father, so he is under an obligation to honor and revere his teacher, even to a greater extent than his father; for his father gave him life in this world, while his teacher instructs him in wisdom, secures for him life in the world to come.
Every ignoramus imagines that all that exists, exists with a view to his individual sake; it is as if there were nothing that exists except him. And if something happens to him that is contrary to what he wishes, he makes the trenchant judgement that all that exists is an evil.
One should accept the truth from whatever source it proceeds.
The great sickness and the grievous evil consist in this: that all the things that man finds written in books, he presumes to think of as true-and all the more so if the books are old.
All attributes ascribed to God are attributes of His acts, and do not imply that God has any qualities.
If one avoids haughtiness to the utmost extent and is exceedingly humble, he is termed a saint, and this is the standard of saintliness.
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