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The two main texts you probably want to see, in terms of the Masoretic texts, are the Leningrad and Aleppo Codicies, available online here and here respectively. See here for many more old scanned manuscripts.
Rabbi Triebitz has a 20 part series on this, on Hashkafacircle, here. It should be noted that some of his ideas are non-standard.
Kol Avraham has Daf Yomi shiurim in Yiddish. The recordings I sampled seem to have a bit of echo, but were otherwise of decent quality.
Sefaria's is incomplete, but it does start with the first chapter as requested.
Or you could try the Training Manual For Bikur Cholim Volunteers put out by The Rabbi Isaac N. Trainin Bikur Cholim Coordinating Council, http://www.bikurcholimcc.org/.
See The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim and The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim Part 2.
The data you want (except the secular calendar stuff) is all here: http://hebrewcalendar.tripod.com/#24.4 For instance, you can note that in years where Marcheshvan has 30 days, the first day of Chanukka falls on the same day of the week as Rosh Hashana, and in years where Marcheshvan has 29 days, the first day of Chanukka falls on the one day of the week ...
As you had suggested in your comment, Pirkei Avot has numerous adages regarding ethical behavior, Torah study, etc. It is good, but for a beginner, not really focused on one specific area. I think that a better, more focused approach would be the beginning two sub-volumes in Rambam's (Maimonedes) Mishnah Torah - Sefer Mada, spec. Hilchot Yesodei Hatorah ...
http://www.biblewheel.com/GR/GR_Database.php?SearchBy_Gematria=60 it lets you put in a number but only gives you single word with the same gematriya it searches the tenach very fast (but lihavdil it also searches the new testament)
See this page from thinkexist.com It has an assortment of quotes and proverbs, many from the Talmud from different sources. (Kudos to my shul's web site (left anonymous) for telling me about this link.)
This is a link to an English translation of Pirkei Avot (Teachings of Our Fathers). Pirkei Avot is one of the texts that is widely studied and it seems to meet your requirements.
Try Aronson's "Maimonides' Introduction to His Commentary on the Mishnah" (1995).
It turns out that the research I did before asking this question was simply too good. Marx reprints the letters at the end of his article (starting at page 343), which is available online for free through JSTOR.
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