Drunkenness Quotes by Jeremy Collier, Joseph Addison, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Helen Hunt Jackson, Charles Bukowski, Winston Churchill and many others.
All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a man: because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.
I feel sorry for people who do not have a Bible to lean on.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Of course one should not drink much, but often.
The only proper intoxication is conversation.
The cheapness of wine seems to be a cause, not of drunkenness, but of sobriety. …People are seldom guilty of excess in what is their daily fare… On the contrary, in the countries which, either from excessive heat or cold, produce no grapes, and where wine consequently is dear and a rarity, drunkenness is a common vice.
Obesity is the result of a loss of self-control. Indeed, loss of self-control might be said to be the defining social (or anti-social) characteristic of our age: public drunkenness, excessive gambling, promiscuity and common-or-garden rudeness are all examples of our collective loss of self-control.
Drunken with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you will. But be drunken.
They never taste who always drink.
Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philtre, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.
An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.
There is a drunkenness to grief, which is good.
A drunkard is unprofitable for any kind of good service.
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
What is a gathering without unseemly drunkenness?
All excess is ill; but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous, and mad.
Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.
Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
I drink to make other people interesting.
Drunkenness is nothing but a self-induced state of insanity.
We can see in retrospect that criminalizing the consumption of alcohol proves not to be the solution to the very real problem of drunkenness. So to what I want to say is the very real problem of the human susceptibility to addiction isn’t best dealt with by building prisons and throwing people into jails.
That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; What hath quenched them hath given me fire.
Habitual intoxication is the epitome of every crime.