Alcohol Famous Quotations

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Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Aug 16, 2014
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Alcohol Famous Quotations

"May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead." - Traditional Irish toast

"Meet you under the table." - Traditional toast

"To our best friends, who know the worst about us but refuse to believe It." - Traditional toast

"Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after." - Lord Byron (1788-1824)

"I always keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake - which I also keep handy." - W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." - Hinny Young man (1906 - 1998) British-born American comedian

"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do." - Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953)

"Beer glasses are by far the most common weapon of assault in Britain." - Jonathan Shepherd, surgeon at University of Wales College of Medicine and an expert on alcohol-related assault

"If the headache preceded the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue." - Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902), English novelist

"It only takes one drink to get me drunk, but I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or fourteenth." - George Burns (1896 - 1996)

"The heart which grief hath cankered, Hath one unfailing remedy - the Tankard." - C.S.Calverley (1831 - 1884), British poet

"Then trust me, there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant this side of the grave; It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave." - Charles Dibdin (1745 - 1814), British actor and dramatist

"The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, the fourth for madness." - Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 - 1618)

"May what goes down not come back up again." - Traditional toast

References:

  1. Thomas DB, Alcohol as a cause of cancer.The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 1995 November; 103(Suppl 8): 153160.
  2. This History of Alcohol - (http://www.drug-rehabs.org/alcoholhistory.php)

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