Apocrypha Quotes

  • ''Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shewed unto thee than men understand.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 3:23.
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  • ''Do not be made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing, when thou hast nothing in thy purse: for thou shalt lie in wait for thine own life, and be talked on.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 18:33.
  • ''Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 44:14. The line "their name liveth for evermore" was chosen by Rudyard Kipling on behalf of the Imperial War Graves Commission as an epitaph to be used in Commonwealth War Cemeteries. Kipling had himself lost a son in the fighting.
  • ''The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 38:24.
  • ''Who will pity a charmer that is bitten with a serpent?''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 12:13.
  • ''He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 13:1.
  • ''Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 15:9.
  • ''The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thanks for all my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 20:16.
  • ''An unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 20:19.
  • ''Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.''
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 34:2.

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