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    As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: daughter 
     
    Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: secret 
     
    Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: grace 
     
    Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: men  future  wife 
     
    Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: fire  jealousy 
     
    One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: sin 
     
    A man's mind is hidden in his writings: criticism brings it to light.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: criticism  mind 
     
    All men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: men 
     
    Misfortune may become fortune through patience.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: patience 
     
    A tiny fly can choke a big man.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: men 
     
    A wise man's question contains half the answer. Unfortunately the other 50% is harder to come by!
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: questions  wise 
     
    If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy 
     
    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.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: worries 
     
    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.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: live  food  illness  medicine 
     
    Riches bring anxiety; wisdom gives peace of mind.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: peace  wisdom  mind 
     
    Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: live  world  die  tomorrow 
     
    Man is wise only while in search of wisdom; when he imagines he has attained it, he is a fool.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: men  wise  fools  imagine 
     
    The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: men  earth  wise 
     
    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.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: men  help  wise  fools 
     
    The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: desires  wisdom 
     
    The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: bad 
     
    Drink poison rather than worry.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: worries 
     
    A wise man's questions contain half the answer.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: questions  wise 
     
    Faith is the summit of the Torah.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: faith 
     
    My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: friends 
     
    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.
    — Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    tags: earth  crying 
     
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    solomon ibn gabirol
    Birth    : 1021
    Death  : 1058
    Occupation  : Poet