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Drinking Quotes


These are some of the best 'Drinking' quotations and sayings.

All excess is ill, but drunkeness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.

Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow.

Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness

Every moderate drinker could abandon the intoxicating cup, if he would; every inebriate would if he could.

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.

It's a long time between drinks.

Strong drink is not only the devil's way into a man, but man's way to the devil.

The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.

The habit of intemperance by men in office has occasioned more injury to the public, and more trouble to me, than all other causes; and, were I to commence my administration again, the first question I would ask respecting a candidate for office, would be, "Does he use ardent spirits?"

The maxim, "in vino Veritas - that a man who is well warmed with wine will speak truth," may be an argument for drinking, if you suppose men in general to be liars; but, sir, I would not keep company with a fellow, who lies as long as he is sober, and whom you must make drunk before you can get a word of truth out of him.

There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl The feat of reason and the flow of soul.

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Whisky is a good thing in its place. There is nothing like it for preserving a man when he is dead. If you want to keep a dead man, put him in whisky; if you want to kill a live man put whisky in him.

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them.