Solomon ibn Gabirol

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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Solomon ibn Gabirol (Salamo Ben Jehuda Ben Gebirol, known in the Christian West as Avicebrol) was a Spanish-Jewish poet and philosopher (c. 1021-1070)


  • I before Thy greatness
    Stand, and am afraid:—
    All my secret thoughts Thine eye beholdeth
    Deep within my bosom laid.
    • Morning song, trans. Nina Davis [1]


  • In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence; the second, listening; the third, remembering; the fourth practicing; the fifth, teaching others

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