Mishna, Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1
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משנה מסכת אבות פרק ד:א
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בן זומא אומר: איזהו גבור הכובש את יצרו שנאמר (משלי טו /טז/) טוב ארך אפים מגבור ומושל ברוחו מלוכד עיר
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."
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

In what ways is "one who is slow to anger" stronger than "one with might"?

How can we put this teaching to use in our lives?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)