The master was never impressed by diplomas or degrees. He scrutinized the person, not the certificate. He was once heard to say, 'When you have ears to hear a bird in song, you don't need to look at its credentials."
The soul is imprisoned in the body, and the Lord... built two windows in the wall of the prison... Unfortunately, the windows have curtains eyelids; and a man whose soul is impure, feeling himself scrutinized, lets down the curtains and conceals the soul.isaac leib peretz