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Where there is drink there is danger. Many a child is hungry because the brewer is rich. Be not drunk with wine. Eph. 5:18 Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? Who hath wounds without a cause? Who hath redness of the eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; They that go to seek mixed wine. Prov. 23:29-30 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Prov. 20:1 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red; when it giveth his color in the cup; when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder. Prov. 23:31-32 Whisky drinking is risky drinking. Whisky is very harmless --- if you don't drink it. Drink first dims, then darkens, then deadens, then damns. Drink injures a man externally, internally and eternally. Don't let the public-house live on your private house. Stout makes many lean. Satan's palace --- the gin palace. Drunkenness turns a man out of himself, and leaves a beast in his room. Wine has drowned more men than the sea. The drunkard continually assaults his own life. Cans of beer cost many a tear. First the distiller, then the doctor, then the undertaker. Grape-juice kills more than grape-shot. Strong drink is the devil's way to man, and man's way to the devil. Ardent spirits are evil spirits. Liquor talks mighty loud when it gets out of the jug. There is a devil in every berry of the grape. Keep far from the bar and the barrel. A drinking dame --- a sight of shame! When women consume gin, gin soon consumes them. The tankard is the greatest thief. The ale-jug is a great waster. The home may soon be full of gear, If you learn to save the beer. If Jack drinks the wages, Jill cannot save them. A drunkard's mouth dries up his pocket. Purses shrink while workmen drink. The bottle and the glass make many cry "Alas!" Bacchus well his sheep he knows! For he marks them on the nose. He who considers all lets the wine-cup fall. Drink no wine and you'll not drink too much. If men would think they would give up drink. Drink won't hurt you if you don't drink. A drop of gin is a drop too much. No gifts on earth pure water can excel; Nature's the brewer, and she brews it well. Water is a strong drink --- Sampson drank it. Men are strong and hale without strong ale. Drunkenness takes away the man, and leaves only the brute; it dethrones reason from its seat; stupifies conscience; ruins health; wastes property; covers the wrench with rags; reduces wife and children to want and beggary, and gives such power to appetite that physically as well as morally, it is next to impossible to cure it. W. Jay The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness. Anacharsis The barroom as a bank: You deposit your money -- and lose it; your time -- and lose it; your character -- and lose it; your manly independence -- and lose it; your home comfort -- and lose it; your self-control -- and lose it; your children's happiness -- and lose it; your own soul -- and lose it. Every moderate drinker could abandon the intoxicating cup, if he would; every inebriate would if he could. J. B. Gough Whisky is a good thing in its place. There is nothing like it for preserving a man when he is dead. If you want to keep a dead man, put him in whisky; if you want to kill a live man put whisky in him. Guthrie In the bottle, discontent seeks for comfort; cowardice, for courage; bashfulness, for confidence; sadness, for joy; and all find ruin! Strong drink is not only the devil's way into a man, but man's way to the devil. Adam Clarke Drunkenness is nothing else but a voluntary madness. Seneca 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. He that is drunk is not a man, because he is void of reason that distinguishes a man from a beast. Penn Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath, hath not himself, which whosoever doth commit, doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin. Augustine Intoxicating drinks have produced evils more deadly, because more continuous, than all those caused to mankind by the great historic scourges of war, famine, and pestilence combined. Gladstone Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution, or a bad memory; of a constitution so treacherously good, that it never bends till it breaks, or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober. Colton Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals, or manners. Franklin All the armies on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness. Bacon A drunkard is the annoyance of modesty; the trouble of civility; the spoil of wealth; the distraction of reason. He is the brewer's agent; the tavern and alehouse benefactor; the beggar's companion; the constable's trouble; his wife's woe; his children's sorrow; his neighbor's scoff; his own shame. T. Adams Drunkenness places man as much below the level of the brutes, as reason elevates him above them. Sinclair Beware of drunkenness, lest all good men beware of thee. Where drunkenness reigns, there reason is an exile, virtue a stranger, and God an enemy; blasphemy is wit, oaths are rhetoric, and secrets are proclamations. Quarles There is scarcely a crime before me that is not, directly or indirectly, caused by strong drink. Judge Coleridge It were better for a man to be subject to any vice, than to drunkenness; for all other vanities and sins are recovered, but a drunkard will never shake off the delight of beastliness; for the longer it possesseth a man, the more he will delight in it, and the older he groweth the more he shall be subject to it; for it dulleth the spirits, and destroyeth the body as ivy doth the old tree; or as the worm that engendereth in the kernel of the nut. Sir W. Raleigh What is a drunken man like? Like a drown'd man, a fool, and a madman; one draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads him; and a third drowns him. Shakespeare The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject. Saville Of all vices take heed of drunkenness. Other vices are but the fruits of disordered affections; this disorders, nay banishes, reason. Other vices but impair the soul; this demolishes her two chief faculties; the understanding and the will. Other vices make their own way; this makes way for all vices. He that is a drunkard is qualified for all vice. Quarles Wine maketh the hand quivering, the eye watery, the night unquiet, lewd dreams, a stinking breath in the morning, and an utter forgetfulness of all things. Pliny Wine is a turn-coat; first a friend; then, a deceiver; then, an enemy.