Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Proverb of the week III

Although there are plenty of great proverbs in the canonical text, this week I've picked one from the rabbinical writings:

If a man calls you an ass,
         the best way is to take no notice of it;
     but if you are called so by two or more persons,
         take the bit into your own mouth.

- from Genesis Rabba (a 5th/6thC Jewish Midrash upon Genesis)