Bar Mitzvah Quotes & Inspiration

A Bar Mitzvah is an incredibly special time in a boy’s life. As he enters the phase that will take him into adulthood, he’s sure to need some encouragement. Whether you’re designing his Bar Mitzvah invitations or you’re composing a special card, treat the bar-to-be in your life to one of these inspirational Bar Mitzvah quotes and phrases designed to encourage him during this exciting transitional time.

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Turquoise Black Stripes bar mitzvah invitation by PurpleTrail.

Religious Bar Mitzvah Quotes

 

“I found a fruitful world because my ancestors planted it for me. Likewise I am planting for my children.” – Talmud, Taanit 23A

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“Train up a child in the way that he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

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“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.” – Proverbs 11:30

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“Be strong and courageous! Neither fear, nor be dismayed of them, for the Lord, your God He is the One who goes with you. He will neither fail you, nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

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“And the boy grew up and the Lord blessed him.” – Judges 13:24

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“May you live to see your world fulfilled, may you be our link to future worlds, and may your hope encompass all the generations to be. May your heart conceive with understanding, may your mouth speak wisdom and your tongue be stirred with sounds of joy. May your gaze be straight and sure, your eyes be lit with Torah’s lamp, your face aglow with heaven’s radiance, your lips expressing words of knowledge, and your inner self alive with righteousness. And may you always rush in eagerness to hear the words of One more ancient than all time.”
– Talmud, Brachot 17A

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“My son, forget not my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments. For length of days and years of life will they bestow on you; Let kindness and truth not leave you. Bind them about your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart so you will fine grace and favor in the eyes of God and man.” – Proverbs 3. 1-4

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“He shall be like a tree planted by waters sending forth its roots by a stream.” – Jeremiah 17. 8

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“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” – 2 Samuel 22:33

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“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3. 1

Inspirational Bar Mitzvah Quotes

“He who plants a tree plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”  – Nelson Mandela

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“Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.” – Elie Wiese

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“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

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“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

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“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

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“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

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“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” –Pablo Picasso

Funny Bar Mitzvah Quotes

“You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.” – John Ciardi

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“Did you know that when Albert Einstein reached 13, his mother was heard to say to him, ‘But it’s your Bar Mitzvah photo. Couldn’t you do something about your hair?” – Unknown

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“A Bar Mitzvah is defined as the day when a Jewish boy comes to realize that he is more likely to own a professional sports team than he is to play for one.” – Unknown

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“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

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“Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.” – Frank Lebowitz

Use one or more of these quotes for your Bar Mitzvah invitations, toasts or card wording. And enjoy the celebration involving the bar-to-be!

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