Tirukkural 929: Abstaining from Alcohol

Reasoning with a drunkard is like going under water with a torch in search of a drowned man.

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Anyone can strengthen another's faith through encouragement, personal example, good natured humoring, praise, flattery, adulation, or take it away by the opposite methods.
—Gurudeva