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In vain I trusted that the flowing bowl Would banish sorrow, and enlarge the soul. To the late revel, and protracted feast, Wild dreams succeeded, and disorder'd rest. (Quote by - Matthew Prior)

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men and of every nation; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion: But to return,--Get very drunk; and when You wake with headache, you shall see what then. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

I will ask him for my place again: he shall tell me I am a drunkard! Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast! O strange! Every inordinate cup is unblest, and the ingredient is a devil. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune. (Quote by - Giuseppe Garibaldi)

What does drunkenness accomplish? It discloses secrets, it ratifies hopes, and urges even the unarmed to battle. (Quote by - Horace)

The smaller the drink, the clearer the head. (Quote by - William Penn)

I told you, sir, they were redhot with drinking; So full of valor that they smote the air For breathing in their faces, beat the ground, For kissing of their feet; yet always bending Towards their project. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness. (Quote by - Sir Francis Bacon)

O monstrous! but one halfpennyworth of bread to this intolerable deal of sack! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Of all calamities this is the greatest. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

All learned, and all drunk! (Quote by - William Cowper)

Shall I, to please another wine-sprung minde, Lose all mine own? God hath giv'n me a measure Short of His can and body; must I find A pain in that, wherein he finds a pleasure? (Quote by - George Herbert)

A sensual and intemperate youth hands over a worn-out body to old age. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

I remember a mass of things, but nothing distinctly; a quarrel, but nothing wherefore. 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! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Touch the goblet no more! It will make thy heart sore To its very core! (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Ha! see where the wild-blazing Grog-Shop appears, As the red waves of wretchedness swell, How it burns on the edge of tempestuous years The horrible Light-House of Hell! (Quote by - M'Donald Clarke)

Soon as the potion works, their human count'nance, Th' express resemblance of the gods, is chang'd Into some bruitish form of wolf or bear, Or ounce or tiger, hog, or bearded goat, All other parts remaining as they were; And they, so perfect in their misery, Not once perceive their foul disfigurement. (Quote by - John Milton)

In honest plainness thou hast heard me say My daughter is not for thee; and now, in madness, Being full of supper and distemp'ring draughts, Upon malicious knavery does thou come To start my quiet. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny. It hath been Th' untimely emptying of the happy throne And fall of many kings. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin. (Quote by - Laertius Diogenes)

O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleas-ance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)


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