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Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.

I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.
Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off. it persuades him, and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him.
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!
Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.
I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valor that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.
This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.
Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
A torchlight procession marching down your throat.
The Great Spirit, who made all things, made every thing for some use, and whatever use he designed anything for, that use it should always be put to. Now, when he made rum, he said Let this be for the Indians to get drunk with, and it must be so.
And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can say that it doesn't hold water.
If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise.
I always wake up at the crack of ice.
My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn't stopped [drinking], I'd be playing handball with John Belushi right now.
Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.
Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.
I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.
Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.
I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.
Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.
There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, Garcon! Un Pernod!
A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.
The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.
When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.
If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink: Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry -- or lest we should be by and by -- or any other reason why.

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