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Ale has too often been praised by poets The longer you drink the less sense your mind makes of things Vikings
Who maintains the pubs and makes the peasants drunk? The peasant. Who embezzles the village, school, and parish funds and spends it all on drink? The peasant. Who robs his neighbor, sets fire to his house, and perjures himself in court for a bottle of vodka? The peasant. Anton Chekhov
Even your own people, though used to your liquors, fight with knives and commit follies when drunk. You ought not to sell brandy to the Indians to make them crazy .... To prevent all mischief, we wish you to sell no more fire-water to our braves. Anonymous
Lemonade Lucy Anonymous
What could be more tragic than someone leaving a reception at the governor's mansion and killing someone while driving drunk? John Ashcroft
The chief cause of the impecunious condition of millions of the wage classes of this country is due to their own improvidence and misdirected efforts ... The wage classes cannot support in idleness a quarter of a million saloon-keepers ... and at the same time hope to prosper themselves. Joseph Medill
That no one shall invite another to drink under penalty of 3 sous….If anyone be found intoxicated he shall pay for the first offence 3 sous and shall be remanded to the consistory ; for the second offence he shall he held to pay the sum of 6 sous, and for the third 10 sous and be put in prison. Geneva
He [Peter the Great] took his bottle heartily, so must all the company; for when he was merry himself he loved to see everybody so; though at the same time he could not endure habitual drinkers, for such he thought unfit for business. Alexander Gordon
I desire a stop may be put to the selling of strong Liquors by the White people to my people especially near the Indian nation. If the white people make strong drink, let them sell it to one another, or drink it in their own families. This will avoid a great deal of mischief which otherwise will, happen from my people getting drunk and quarrelling with the White people. I have no strong prisons like you to confine them for it. Our only way is to put them under ground and all these (pointing proudly to his Warriors) will be ready to do that to those who shall deserve it. Heygler
Drunkenness, which we have therefore in the last place numbred among the breaches of the Naturall Law, because it hinders the use of right Reason Thomas Hobbes
Although Drunkenness be justly termed a vice which the Salvages are ignorant of, yet the benefit is very great that comes to the planters by the sale of strong liquor to the Salvages, who are much taken with the delight of it; for they will pawn their wits, to purchase the acquaintance of it. Thomas Morton
If you are to be employed by the BBC, you must promise not to get drunk…. You look as if you will be washed out of poetry by whisky. Harold Nicolson
He who drinks too much beer must drink water Sumerian Proverb
Nationalism ... is like cheap alcohol. First it makes you drunk, then it makes you blind, then it kills you. Daniel Fried
Churchill is the best man the British have even if he is drunk half the time. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Morally, as a class, cowboys are foulmouthed, blasphemous, drunken, lecherous, utterly corrupt. Usually harmless on the plains when sober, they are dreaded in towns, for then liquor has an ascendancy over them. Cheyenne Daily Leader
1. That no one shall invite another to drink under penalty of 3 sous; 2. That taverns shall be closed during the sermon, under penalty that the tavern -keeper shall pay 3 sous, and whoever may be found therein shall pay the same amount; 3. If anyone be found intoxicated he shall pay for the first offence 3 sous and shall be remanded to the consistory ; for the second offence he shall he held to pay the sum of 6 sous, and for the third 10 sous and be put in prison. Martin Luther
As regards the use of wine, remember that we drink to quench thirst, and that the limit of moderation is reached when the edge of the intellect is dulled. A boy should be brought up to avoid wine…. Your own countrymen, like all northern peoples, are, I know, sore offenders in this matter of eating and drinking. But I count upon your own innate self-respect to preserve you from such bad example, and to enable you to despise the sneers and complaints of those around you. Pius II
The South is dry and will vote dry. That is everybody who is sober enough to stagger to the polls will. Will Rogers
A man should always be drunk when he talks politics – it's the only way in which to make them important. Sean O'Casey
A crime committed by a person when drunk should receive double the punishment which it would merit if the offender were sober.. Pittacus of Mytilene
In view of the well known facts that the sale and use in the Army of the United States of intoxicating liquors is the cause of such demoralization among both men and officers, and that such sale and use give rise to a very large proportion of the cases before general and garrison courts martial, involving great expense and serious injury to the service, it is therefore directed that the Secretary of War take suitable steps, as far as practicable consistent with vested rights, to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors (as a beverage) at the camps, forts, and other posts of the army. Rutherford B. Hayes
It is hereby enjoined, that all magistrates, and others whom it may concern, be very vigilant and exact in discovering, prosecuting, and punishing all persons who shall be guilty of profanation of the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, blasphemy, profane swearing or cursing, drunkenness, lewdness, or other dissolute or immoral practices; that they suppress all gaming houses, and other disorderly houses; John Dickinson
Physical fitness is a farce without self-control, judgment, and discretion, which are the three qualities of mind first to be dulled by and made incompetent by the use of alcohol Haven Emerson
DRINK MAKES ONE MORE LIABLE TO ACCIDENT WHAT THE ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY SAYS: A man whose nerves have been made unsteady by a recent debauch or by the habitual use of alcohol, should not be permitted to operate dangerous machinery or to carry on dangerous work. He endangers not only his own life, but the lives of others Scientific Temperance Federation
There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege. There isn't a person on this planet by this time who doesn't know that when you consume alcohol you shouldn't get behind the wheel of a car. The people who do it anyway should have their privilege to drive taken away. Jesse Ventura
You put me in here a cub, but I will come out a roaring lion. Carry Nation
A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced: the imagination is agreeably stirred; the wits become more nimble. A bottle produces the opposite effect. Winston Churchill
A bird of Unmindfulness flutters o'er ale feasts Viking Proverb
I wonder what your idea of heaven would be — A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists. All powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death. And hell would probably an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows. Ernest Hemingway
In Norway, as in America, prohibition has been carried through from moral motives; but the outcome has been highly unfavorable. In the first place, much more and far worse home-made spirits are drunk, so that intoxication has increased instead of decreasing. In the second place, Portugal and Spain, whose sales to Norway were suddenly stopped, grew furious and took revenge by ceasing to buy Norwegian klip-fish (salted and dried fish), which had been the chief nourishment of the poorer part of the population in those countries. Norwegian finances suffered severely in consequence. Georg Brandes
When drinkers became violent, communities accepted the idea that liquor was responsible for their actions; it made no sensate punish the person who committed the crime when the true offender was the alcohol. Peter C. Mancal
The country rings around with loud alarms, And raw in the fields the rude militia swarms; Mouths without hands; maintained at vast expense, In peace a charge, in war a weak defense: Stout once a month they march, a blustering band, And ever, but in times of need, at hand. This was the morn when, issuing on the guard, Drawn up in rank and file they stood prepared Of seeming arms to make a short essay, Then hasten to be drunk, the business of the day. John Dryden