He Used To Say: "Whenever A Person's [Good] Deeds Exceed His Wisdom, His Wisdom Will Endure; But When A Person's Wisdom Exceeds His [Good] Deeds, His Wisdom Will Not Endure."
He Used To Say: "Whenever A Person's Fellowmen Are Pleased With Him, G-D Is Also Pleased With Him; But When A Person's Fellowmen Are Not Pleased With Him, G-D Is Also Not Pleased With Him."
Rabbi Dosa Ben Harkinas Said: "The Sleep Of The [Late] Morning, Wine At Midday, Children's Prattle, And Sitting In The Gathering Places Of The Ignorant Drive A Man From The World."
The lessons of this mishnah
should also be applied in the area of chinuch.
A school should endeavor to both impart wisdom to its students, and train them in the performance of good deeds. Of the two, however, the primary focus should be good deeds. Indeed, it is through such deeds that knowledge will thrive.
(Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XXII, pgs. 399-400, 420)