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My friend tells me of my virtue. My enemy notes my faults.
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Whoever hates a reprimand is stupid.
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If your son-in-law is good, you gained a son. If he is bad, you lost a daughter.
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If a person is fated to drown, he'll lose his life even in a teaspoon of water.
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The rabbi is just the man who knows the Torah - he is not the Torah itself.
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If you don't aspire to great things, you won't attain small things.
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A liar's punishment: Even he tells the truth, people don't believe him.
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Immortality is surely a pleasant feeling, especially when the individual is still alive.
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A person can study for seventy years and at the end die a fool.
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There are no bad beasts except man.
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Whoever preys loudly, it shows he has little faith.
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Put another way, Satan is a person's wish to do evil.
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Till age six, your son is your master; until ten, he's your servant; until sixteen, a wonderful
adviser; from then on, he's either your friend or your enemy.
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The wise man's nakedness is between his loins, and that of the fool between his cheeks.
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Many hands can shatter stout walls.
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Till age forty it is better to eat. After that, drinking is better.
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First learn, then form opinions.
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A wise son makes his father happy; a foolish one grieves his mother.
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The community is Israel's rampart.
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Faith is not a whole series of axioms but a whole way of life.
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If everyone cleaned his own doorstep, all the streets would be clean.
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It is not the sin that maddens people but the desire to do it.
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Real success is success of the soul.
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There are three crowns: Bible, priesthood, royalty. But the crown of a good name surpasses
them all.
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When you open a door, do not forget to close it, and treat your mouth the same way.
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Like soap for the body, so are tears for the soul.
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When the sheep are shorn, the lambs tremble.
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The richest inheritance might become a burden.
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A guest who comes empty-handed does not deserve a warm welcome.
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The loftier and more distant the ideal, the greater its power to lift up the soul.
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A half truth is a whole lie.
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A slanderer kills three: Himself, his listener, and the person who was slandered.
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Whoever hastens to grow rich will not go unpunished.
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A Jew without a wife will not find peace in this life.
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To be simple is a pedestrian virtue, but to persevere in simplicity is a virtue of spiritual gains.
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If you can't find peace within you, you'll labor in vain to find it elsewhere.
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Who's a hero? He who turns his enemy into his friend.
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He who gives charity anonymously is greater than Moses.
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Gossip is more horrible than a capital crime.
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