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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Out of proportion.”

“In Hebrew, good attributes are called ‘good measures,’ which suggests that the excellence of a quality is determined by its proportion, not by its being what it is in itself, but by its properly related use in particular circumstances.

Everything that is not in the right measure, that relates out of proportion to a situation, tends to be bad.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From The Thirteen Petalled Rose, p. 77, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz