At the third cup, wine drinks the man.

[Literally, “Man drinks wine. Wine drinks wine. Wine drinks man.”]

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Hokekyō Sho, a Buddhist Sanskrit text (c. 12th Century)

In Kojikotowaza Jiten [Dictionary of Traditions and Proverbs]. See also this Spanish proverb. Referenced by Edward Rowland Sill (1841—1887) in "An Adage from the Orient":
At the punch-bowl's brink,
Let the thirsty think
What they say in Japan:
'First the man takes a drink,'
Then the drink takes a drink,
Then the drink takes the man!'

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