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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 23:32

from the mussar masters

Written by riverton mussar

art-pearls"Woe to the pampered one who has never been trained to be patient. Either today or in the future he is destined to sip from the cup of affliction."  -- Rabbi M. M. Leffin, Cheshbon ha-Nefesh

"Slowness to anger [shows] much understanding, but a short-spirited person elevates foolishness." -- Proverbs 14:29 Stone Tanach

"The key to everything is patience.  You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."  -- Arnold H. Glasgow 

"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears."  -- Barbara Johnson

"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength." -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

"Perseverance prevails even against Heaven." -- Talmud, Sanhedrin 105a

"A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger calms a dispute." -- Mishlei 15:18

"Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health." -- Michel de Montaigne

"I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me and heard my cry." -- Tehillim 40:1

"Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the LORD." -- James 5:10

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." -- Ephesians 4:2


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