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is there a book with a compilation of all the moral proverbs found in the Talmud? Not directly related to הלכה (Halacha). For example:

פסיעה גסה נוטלת אחד מחמש מאות ממאור עיניו של אדם A large step takes away one five-hundredth of a person’s eyesight. (Shabbat 113b)

Some of them might be translated to actual הלכות (Halacha), but in any case I a looking to something have a certain "moral" (מידות) inclination.

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Yes a book does exist - There is an English sefer entitled The Wit and Wisdom of the Talmud by Rabbi Reuven Bulka which contains a collection of sayings from Chazal to do with daily living and the like.

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    last edition was in 1976. Going to buy a used one
    – Boris
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 6:59
  • Cool! I hope it works for you!
    – Dov
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 11:06
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Sefer Michlol Hamaamarim Vehapitgamim edited by Mosad HaRav Kook. This book contains almost all sentences and proverbs.

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In the back of this Aramaic dictionary there are a few pages that contain such proverbs from the Talmud.

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These two also have such sayings.

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This anthology might be helpful.

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There is an excellent set of seforim on chumash called עבד המלך which explains may of these mitzvos relating to the parsha.

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  • Welcome, Ben to MY and thanks for your first answer. I don't know the sefer עבד המלך but from the descriptions, it is not clear to me how it deals with the Talmudic Moral Proverbs that are the subject of the question. Can you please explain by editing the answer? Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 10:31
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ספר המידות Sefer ha-Midot

https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Translation:Sefer_Hamidot

https://breslovbooks.com/pdf/hebrew-sefer-hamedos.pdf

https://breslovbooks.com/pdf/hebrew-sefer-hamedos-with-sources-version-2.pdf

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    Not what the op is looking for
    – kouty
    Commented Aug 14, 2022 at 5:41

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