scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages
. He was born in Córdoba
on Passover Eve, 1135, and died in Egypt
(or Tiberias) on 20th Tevet
, December 12, 1204.
Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death.
We are obligated to be more scrupulous in fulfilling the commandment of charity than any other positive commandment because charity is the sign of a righteous man.
A sensible man should not demand of me, or hope that when we mention a subject, we shall make a complete exposition of it.
My object in adopting this arrangement is that the truths should be at one time apparent and at another time concealed. Thus we shall not be in opposition to the Divine Will (from which it is wrong to deviate) which has withheld from the multitude the truths required for the knowledge of God, according to the words, 'The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him (Psalm 25:14)