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The Duties of the Heart, by Rabbi Bachye, tr. by Edwin Collins, [1909], at

The Hall Marks of the Meek

First among the signs by which the meek are known is that they forgive all injuries and subdue their

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anger against those that treat them with contempt, even when they have the opportunity of avenging or resenting what has been done to them.

The second is, that when misfortunes come to them their endurance triumphs over their fear and grief, and they willingly submit to the decree of God, and own that His judgments are righteous.

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