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More and more wine is a snare for the fool; it lessens his strength and multiplies his wounds.

BEN SIRA, Sirach 31:30

Wine is very life to man if taken in moderation. Does he really live who lacks the wine which was created for his joy?

BEN SIRA, Sirach 31:27

Like a man who catches at shadows or chases the wind, is the one who believes in dreams. What is seen in dreams is to reality what the reflection of a face is to the face itself.

BEN SIRA, Sirach 34:2-3

Dreams have led many astray, and those who believed in them have perished.

BEN SIRA, Sirach 34:7

The bread of charity is life itself for the needy; he who withholds it is a man of blood.

BEN SIRA, Sirach 34:21

If one man prays and another curses, whose voice will the Lord hear?

BEN SIRA, Sirach 34:24

A man's conscience can tell him his situation better than seven watchmen in a lofty tower.

BEN SIRA, Sirach 37:14


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