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Ben
Sira
c. 190 B.C.

Hebrew Scholar and Philosopher

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He who returns favors is remembered afterward, and when he totters, he will find a support.

Unrighteous anger can never be excused, for the weight of a man’s anger drags him down. A patient man will control himself for a while. And afterward joy will break out.

In seeking wisdom, thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.

Accept whatever happens to you, and be patient in humiliating vicissitudes. For gold is tested with fire, and men who are approved must be tested in the furnace of humiliation.

From your youth up cultivate education, and you will keep on finding wisdom until you are gray. Approach her like a man who plows and sows, and wait for her abundant crops. For in cultivating her, you will toil but little, and soon you will eat her produce.

Show regard for no one at the expense of your soul, and respect no one, to your own downfall.

Worry maketh grey before the time.

Fear no death, for it is your destiny.

Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit.

Sorrow hath killed many.

Where no knowledge is wisdom faileth.

In much eating lurketh sickness.

Remember the time of famine in the time of plenty, and poverty and want in the days of wealth.

Be not surety above thy power: for it thou be surety, take care to pay it.

Be not ashamed of a friend who becometh poor, and hid not thyself from his face.

An attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.

A man that hath traveled knoweth many things.

All flesh consorteth according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like.

The whisperer defileth his own soul.

The discourse of a fool is like a burden on a journey.

The stroke of a whip maketh a mark, but the stroke of a tongue breaketh bones.

Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction as clouds of rain in the time of drought.

The abomination of pride is humility.

Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.

Is not a good word better than a gift?

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First Name
Ben
Last Name
Sira
Birth Date
c. 190 B.C.
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Hebrew Scholar and Philosopher