This week’s quote comes in the form of some indirect health advice, and it is more often than not attributed to a Bishop of Seville. Which Bishop, however, seems never to be noted. So I am going to pick one. And my pick is Saint Isidore, because he seems to me to have been a rather quotable fellow anyway, and accordingly a likely candidate for the witticism I’ll be sharing shortly.
For example, Saint Isidore of Seville is known to have offered the following regarding the importance of both prayer and reading:
“Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us. Both are good when both are possible. Otherwise, prayer is better than reading.”
The wine quote in question, as I noted above, is sort of an indirect prescription for a healthy and long life, and given that the good saint lived to be 76 years of age way back in sixth century Spain, I am more than willing to grant him some credibility.
So, here is what he had to say:
“I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles.”
And how are you feeling today?
Categories: Wine Quotes