image Dream of Goldfish, Jiri Meitner

[The sages said:] There are four types among those who attend or fail to attend the house of study: some attend but do not practice what they learn – they are rewarded for attending; some practice but do not attend – they are rewarded for practicing; some attend and practice – they are the devout; some neither attend nor practice – they are the wicked.

From “Chapters of the Fathers” in Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 25.