“Be on your guard against the ruling power; for they who exercise it draw no man near to them except for their own interests; appearing as friends when it is to their own advantage, they stand not by a man in the hour of his need.” [2:3]
“Judge not your neighbor until you have come into his place.” [2:5]
“In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” [2:6]
“Let your friend’s honor be as dear to you as your own.” [2:15]
– Selected quotes from “Sayings of the Fathers” in the Standard Prayer Book, a Jewish prayer book published in 1922. (Translated by Reverend S. Singer.) Special thanks to Alex H. for selecting and transcribing these quotes.