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Drunkenness was in good repute in England till 'Bloody Mary' frowned upon it; it remained popular in Germany. The French drank more stably, not being quite so cold. - William James 'Will' Durant

Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. - Miguel de Cervantes

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 philter, it is also the leisurely act of drinking. - Roland Barthes

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin. - Diogenes Laertius

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, for so long, void of reason that distinguishes a man from a beast. - William Penn

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. [La., Nihil aliud est ebrietas quam voluntaria insania] - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]

No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness, or so good as drink. - Raymond Thornton Chandler