Chapter One - Mishna 17

Nothing is better for a person than silence
His son Shimon used to say: "All my life I grew up with the Sages and I have not found anything better for a person than silence. Learning and knowing what to do is very important. But practicing what you know is right, is the purpose of learning. Anyone who talks too much brings sin. Many times words can hurt people. It is best to be silent. The boy in this picture is, staying away from trouble by keeping quiet and not saying anything.

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