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Quotes for quitting drinking.

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

I exercise extreme self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.
Once … in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days.
You know a little drink now and then never hurt nobody, but when you can’t git started without asking the bottle, you in trouble.
If you wish to keep your affairs secret, drink no wine. For wine causes the voice to be uplifted and secrets to be revealed.
All excess is ill; but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous, and mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a man: because he is so long void of reason, that distinguishes a man from a beast.
Sir, I have no objection to a man's drinking wine, if he can do it in moderation. I found myself apt to go to excess in it, and therefore, after having been for some time without it, on account of illness, I thought it better not to return to it. Every man is to judge for himself, according to the effects which he experiences.
Hence Burgundy, Claret, and Port, Away with old hock and madeira! Too earthly ye are for my sport; There's a beverage brighter and clearer!
See drinkers of water, their wits never lacking, Direct as a railroad and smooth in their gaits; But look at the bibbers of wine, they go tacking, Like ships that have met a foul wind in the straights.
Men "drink" because they like it, much more than for any good they suppose it does them, beyond such pleasure as it may afford; and this is precisely the point that all arguments fail to reach. Pleasure is the bird in the hand which foolish persons will always choose before the two birds in the bush which are to be the rewards of virtue.
Who hath sorrow? Who hath woe? They who do not answer no; They whose feet to sin incline, While they tarry at the wine.
If ever I want to sign the pledge, It's the morning after I've had an edge.
If when you say "whisky" you mean the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame, and helplessness, and hopelessness--then certainly I am against it. But, if when you say "whisky" you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes . . . if you mean the drink that enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows . . . then certainly I am for it.