Talk:Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

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These quotations were originally in the Wikipediia article but no source for them has been found; these should be provided before moving them into the Wikiquote article ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 13:29, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • A person must renew himself, and his world with him, each and every day. But one who does not do so, and rather performs his deeds as a mechanical function, does nothing other than the actions of a monkey. Just as this monkey has no personality of his own, but rather copies his own actions and his fellow, so too this person.
    • Variant translation: Just as it is the way of an ape to imitate humans, so too, a person, when he has become old, imitates himself, and does what was his manner previously.
  • A person should carry a slip of paper in each side pocket. On one it should be written, "the world was created for me" on the other, "I am only dust from the ashes."