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The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings. ---->>>

As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave. ---->>>

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.

Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow. ---->>>

A wise man's question contains half the answer. ---->>>

My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private. ---->>>

Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave. ---->>>

If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend. ---->>>

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. ---->>>

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it. ---->>>

Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives. ---->>>

I am better able to retract what I did not say than what I did. ---->>>

One is punished by the very things by which he sins. ---->>>

Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace. ---->>>

All men have one entrance into life, and the like going out. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Málaga, Caliphate of Cordoba
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Poet
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Solomon ibn Gabirol (alt. Solomon ben Judah) (Hebrew: שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול‎‎ Shlomo Ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol, pronounced [ʃe.loˈmo bɛn jɛ.uˈdaː ˈɪ.bn ˌga.bi.ˈrɒːl]; Arabic: أبو أيوب سليمان بن يحيى بن جبيرول‎‎ Abu Ayyub Sulayman bin Yahya bin Jabrirul, pronounced [æ (wikipedia)