There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.

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

They who drink beer will think beer.

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

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

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

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

When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.

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

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.

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

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.

Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

Wine is bottled poetry.

You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline — it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.

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