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The Value of Silence

Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:17


The Value of Silence: Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:17

His son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised amongst the wise and I have found nothing better for the body than silence. The essential thing is not study, but deed. And one who speaks excessively brings on sin.
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