Thursday, May 7, 2009


Do not give in to sadness, torment not yourself with brooding;

Gladness of heart is the very life of man, cheerfulness prolongs his days.

Distract yourself, renew your courage, drive resentment far away from you; for worry has brought death to many, nor is there aught to be gained from resentment.

Envy and anger shorten one's life, worry brings on premature old age.

One who is cheerful and gay while at table benefits from his food. --Sirach 30:21-25

Keeping watch over riches wastes the flesh, and the care of wealth drives away rest.

Concern for one's livelihood banishes slumber; more than a serious illness it disturbs repose. --Sirach 31:1-2

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