solomon ibn gabirol Quotes

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
A man's mind is hidden in his writings: criticism brings it to light.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
All men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Misfortune may become fortune through patience.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
A tiny fly can choke a big man.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
A wise man's question contains half the answer. Unfortunately the other 50% is harder to come by!
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
I am better able to retract what I did not say than what I did.
— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave.
— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
There are three types of friends: those like food without which you can't live those like medicine which you need occasionally and those like an illness which you never want.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Riches bring anxiety; wisdom gives peace of mind.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Man is wise only while in search of wisdom; when he imagines he has attained it, he is a fool.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
There are four types of men in this world: 1. The man who knows, and knows that he knows; he is wise, so consult him. 2. The man who knows, but doesn't know that he knows; help him not forget what he knows. 3. The man who knows not, and knows that he knows not; teach him. 4. Finally, there is the man who knows not but pretends that he knows; he is a fool, so avoid him.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Drink poison rather than worry.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
A wise man's questions contain half the answer.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Faith is the summit of the Torah.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
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— Solomon Ibn Gabirol