middot equanimity quotes from the mussar masters

from the mussar masters

Written by  riverton mussar

art-pearlsA person who has mastered peace of mind has gained everything. --Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv, the Alter of Kelm

As long as one lives a life of calmness and tranquility in the service of God, it is clear that he is remote from true service. -- Rabbi Yisrael Salanter

The essence of a person of faith is equanimity. -- Rabbi Bachya ibn Pakuda, Duties of the Heart

A person who has mastered peace of mind has gained everything. -- Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv

Rise above events that are inconsequential - both bad and good for they are not worth disturbing your equanimity. -- Rabbi M.M. Lefin, Cheshbon HaNefesh

Let the honor of your fellow man be as dear to you as your own, and do not be easily moved to anger. --Talmud, Avot 2:15

As long as a man's mind is settled, his intellectual spirit stands guard, spreading its light upon his mind as if it were a torch atop the edifice of his body. -- Rabbi M.M. Lefin, Cheshbon HaNefesh

One of the beloved of God is a person who does not manifest anger. -- Pesachim 113b

Neither sourdough nor honey should be brought on the Altar as an offering to God. -- Leviticus 2:11

Apparently, God does not like anything too sour or too sweet. -- Rabbi of Kotzk

There is no greater illness than despair. -- Rabbi Yisrael Salanter

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -- Thomas Jefferson

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. --Mishlei 12:25

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. --Winston Churchill

If a person's heart is heavy with worry, let him unburden himself to other people. -- Yoma 75a

Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. -- Mishlei 16:32

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. -- Mishlei 17:22

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