I know this is over the pay grade of the people here but I post it anyway. Point by point through Pesharim 49. For God's sake people what more needs to be said:
4) WHOM ONE SHOULD MARRY
(a) (Beraisa): One should sell all his property [if necessary] in order to marry a Chacham's daughter. Even if he will die or be exiled, his children will [learn from her and] be Chachamim.
1. One should not marry the daughter of an Am ha'Aretz. (= a Jewish ignoramus.) If he will die or be exiled [from his house], his children will be Amei ha'Aretz.
(b) (Beraisa): One should sell all his property in order to marry a Bas Chacham and to marry his daughter to a Chacham;
1. This is like [planting pits of] grapes of a vine with grapes of a vine. It is a nice match and yields proper progeny;
2. One should not marry a Bas Am ha'Aretz. This is like grapes of a vine with grapes of a shrub. It is repulsive and does not yield proper progeny. (It is like Kil'ayim - Iyun Yakov.)
(c) (Beraisa): One should sell all his property in order to marry a Bas Chacham;
1. If he cannot, the order or preference for the girl's father is as follows - a great Tzadik; a head of the congregation; a treasurer of Tzedakah; or a Rebbi of children;
(d) He should not marry a Bas Am ha'Aretz, for an Am ha'Aretz is Sheketz and his wife is Sheretz (Rashi - not careful about Mitzvos. Ha'Rif - issue of something Tamei is Tamei.) Regarding their daughters it says "Arur Shochev Im Kol Behemah." (They lack understanding; like animals.)
(e) (Beraisa - Rebbi): An Am ha'Aretz may not eat meat. (Maharsha - it has many prohibitions that one must be careful about - Shechitah, meat and milk...)
1. It says "Zos Toras ha'Behemah veha'Of" - only one who engages in Torah may eat meat of animals and fowl.
(f) (R. Elazar): One may be Nocher (tear the windpipe and esophagus of) an Am ha'Aretz, even on Yom Kipur that is on Shabbos. (Tosfos - he intentionally angers Hash-m. He is prone to kill others. Maharsha - one may shame him, which is likened to murder, even on a day of Shalom amidst Yisrael. Ya'avetz, citing Sefer Chasidim - if he is pursing someone to kill him, anyone may kill him, even if he could be stopped by wounding him.)
1. Talmidim: Why don't you say that one may slaughter him?
2. Answer: One blesses on Shechitah [of animals], but not on killing an Am ha'Aretz.
(g) (R. Elazar): One may not accompany an Am ha'Aretz on the road - "Ki Hu Chayecha v'Orech Yomecha." If he is not concerned for his own life (he does not learn), all the more so he is not concerned for another's life!
(h) (R. Shmuel bar Nachmani): One may tear an Am ha'Aretz like a fish.
(i) (R. Shmuel bar Yitzchak): He tears him from the back [to kill him immediately].
(j) (Beraisa - R. Akiva): When I was an Am ha'Aretz, I used to say 'if you give me a Chacham, I will bite him like a donkey!'
1. His Talmidim: You should have said 'like a dog'! (It is more wont to bite.)
2. R. Akiva: A dog bites but does not break bones. A donkey bites and breaks bones.
(k) (Beraisa - R. Meir): Marrying one's daughter to an ignoramus is like tying her up in front of a lion:
1. Just like a lion tramples and eats [without waiting for his prey to die] without shame, an Am ha'Aretz hits his wife and has relations [without waiting for her to consent] without shame.
(l) (Beraisa - R. Eliezer): If Amei ha'Aretz did not need the business of Chachamim, they would kill us!
(m) (Beraisa - R. Chiya): Learning Torah in front of an Am ha'Aretz is [shameful to him] like having relations with the latter's betrothed in front of him. We read "Torah Tzivah Lanu Moshe Morashah Kehilas Yakov" as if said Me'orasah (engaged, to all Yisraelim).
(n) Amei ha'Aretz hate Chachamim more than Nochrim hate Yisrael. Their wives hate Chachamim even more (Pesach Einayim - because Chachamim's wives do not lend Kelim to them and distance themselves from them at a time when there is Taharah).
(o) (Beraisa): A Chacham who ceased to learn hates Chachamim even more than wives of Amei ha'Aretz. (He knows how much Chachamim despise him.)
(p) (Beraisa): Six laws were taught about an Am ha'Aretz:
1. We do not give testimony in front of him (and two other judges - Me'iri. We need not say that we do not summons him to be a witness, this follows from the next law), and we do not accept testimony from him;
2. We do not reveal secrets to him, we do not make him an overseer over orphans, or over Tzedakah, and one may not accompany him on the road.
(q) Some add, if we find something which was surely lost by an Am ha'Aretz (it is clear from the object or location), we do not announce it [to return it].
(r) The first Tana holds that we return it. Perhaps he will have worthy children who will benefit from it - "Yachin v'Tzadik Yilbash."
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote