SEVEN THINGS IN THE EVENT OF RAIN
Seven things necessary when the rain prevents us from pursuing our usual occupations:
A shelter, a purse, a stove, a cup of wine, preceded by a bit of meat, a tender maid, and a cloak.
---attributed to Ibn Sukkara Al-Hashi-mi by Edward Verrall Lucas in A Boswell of Baghdad, 1917
Confucius (551-497 BCE)