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Ben Zoma would say: Who is wise? One who learns from every man. As is stated (Psalms 119:99): "From all my teachers I have grown wise, for Your testimonials are my meditation." Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations. As is stated (Proverbs 16:32), "Better one who is slow to anger than one with might, one who rules his spirit than the captor of a city." Who is rich? One who is satisfied with his lot. As is stated (Psalms 128:2): "If you eat of toil of your hands, fortunate are you, and good is to you"; "fortunate are you" in this world, "and good is to you" in the World to Come. Who is honorable? One who honors his fellows. As is stated (I Samuel 2:30): "For to those who honor me, I accord honor; those who scorn me shall be demeaned." Pirkei Avot 4:1

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Ben

Zoma

would

say:

Who

is

wise



One

who

learns

from

every

man



As

is

stated

(Psalms

119:99):

"From

all

my

teachers

I

have

grown

wise



for

Your

testimonials

are

my

meditation

" Who

is

strong



One

who

overpowers

his

inclinations



As

is

stated

(Proverbs

16:32)



"Better

one

who

is

slow

to

anger

than

one

with

might



one

who

rules

his

spirit

than

the

captor

of

a

city

" Who

is

rich



One

who

is

satisfied

with

his

lot



As

is

stated

(Psalms

128:2):

"If

you

eat

of

toil

of

your

hands



fortunate

are

you



and

good

is

to

you"



"fortunate

are

you"

in

this

world



"and

good

is

to

you"

in

the

World

to

Come

Who

is

honorable



One

who

honors

his

fellows



As

is

stated

(I

Samuel

2:30):

"For

to

those

who

honor

me



I

accord

honor



those

who

scorn

me

shall

be

demeaned

"

Pirkei

Avot

4:1



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