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Daily Lift #1032

Insulting An Insulter

Trying to stop someone from insulting you, by insulting him back, is like trying to put out a fire by throwing oil on it.

If you insult someone who insults you, he will continue insulting you, even more vigilantly and viciously. If, however, you remain silent to an insult, the person will have said what he wanted and will stop.

(Keser Chochmah 11:24; Erech Apayim, p.53; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.302)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) Anonymous, October 26, 2010 1:37 AM

thanks

thanks you Rabbi Pliskin for your amazing mussar and for your books which changed my life and my personality into a woman with many fine qualities and a positive self image. i now live a happy, productive, fulfilling, joyful, purposeful life which is filled with kindness and peace chanah brocha soto with gratitude

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