Month 5:9, Week 2:1 (Rishon/Pesach), Year:Day 5936:127 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Friday 27 July 2012
According to Dandemis
"Do not clothe yourself in rich attire in order to court observation, lest you become puffed up in your own imagination. Nothing blinds the eye, or hides the heart of a man from himself, like vanity. Remember that it is when you do not see yourself that others see you most plainly. Do not say, 'To what end my gorgeous raiment; to what purpose are my tables filled with dainties, if no eye gaze upon them, or if the world knows not?' Better would it be if you gave your vestures to the naked, and your food to the hungry; for thus you would be praised, and thus you would deserve it...
"Do not treat inferiors with insolence, lest your own superiors look down upon your pride and folly with laughter. As a plain garment best adorns a beautiful woman, so is modest behaviour the greatest ornament of wisdom...
"When you do anything worthy of praise, do not let your joy be to proclaim it; for men do not say: 'Behold! he has done it!'; what they aay is: 'See how proud he is of it!'" (Dandemis)