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Alcohol And Alcoholism Quotes

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.

Author: Native American Elder


Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit!

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

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.

Author: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)

Profession: British Diarist

This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Profession: Roman Comic Poet

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.

Author: Irish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Irish Origin

Old wine and friends improve with age.

Author: Italian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Italian Origin

Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.

Author: Spanish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Spanish Origin

When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.

Author: Francois Rabelais (1495-1553)

Profession: French Satirist, Physician, and Humanist

I do not live in the world of sobriety.

Author: Oliver Reed


Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

They make much of our drinking, but never think of our thirst.

Author: L. Schefer


Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.

Author: John Selden (1584-1654)

Profession: British Jurist, Statesman

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher