He neither drank smoked nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally saving his money he died early surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
The Persians are very fond of wine ... It is also their general practice to deliberate upon affairs of weight when they are drunk and then in the morning when they are sober the decision to which they came the night before is put before them by the master of the house in which it was made and if it is then approved they act on it if not they set it aside. Sometimes however they are sober at their first deliberations but in this case they always reconsider the matter under the influence of wine.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
Temperance is the control of all the functions of our bodies. The man who refuses liquor goes in for apple pie and develops a paunch is no ethical leader for me.
Nothing ever tasted any better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to but more of the same.
Jellinek's disease (alcoholism) is responsible for: 50 percent of all auto fatalities 80 percent of all home violence 30 percent of all suicides 60 percent of all child abuse 65 percent of all drownings It is estimated that when a woman contracts the disease her husband leaves her in nine out often cases when a man contracts it his wife leaves in one out of ten cases.
We frequently hear of people dying from too much drinking. That this happens is a matter of record. But the blame almost always is placed on whisky. Why this should be I never could understand. You can die from drinking too much of anything - coffee water milk soft drinks and all such stuff as that. And so long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing I will make mine whisky.
It's a naive domestic burgundy without any breeding but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
We had gone out there to pass the beautiful day of high summer like true Irishmen - locked in the dark Snug of a public house.