Wine Quotes

Upon the first goblet he read this inscription, monkey wine; upon the second, lion wine; upon the third, sheep wine; upon the fourth, swine wine. These four inscriptions expressed the four descending degrees of drunkenness: the first, that which enlivens; the second, that which irritates; the third, that which stupefies; finally the last, that which brutalizes.

Victor Hugo

I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. . . . I will come within a pint of wine.

Sir Richard Steele

If all be true that I do think, There are five reasons we should drink: Good wine - a friend - or being dry - Or lest we should be by and by - Or any other reason why.

Henry Aldrich

When night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

John Milton

Outdid the meat, outdid the frolic wine.

Robert Herrick

I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.

Robert Burton

A cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tiber in it.

William Shakespeare

O thou invisible spirit of wine! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil

William Shakespeare

It was a wine jar when the molding began: as the wheel runs round why does it turn out a water pitcher?

Quintus Horatius Flaccus

You are walking by the tomb of Battiades, Who knew well how to write poetry, and enjoy Laughter at the right moment, over the wine

Callimachus

When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.

Aristophanes

Bring water, bring wine, boy! Bring flowering garlands to me! Yes, bring them, so that I may try a bout with love.

Anacreon

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake

Paul the Apostle

Like the best wine . . . that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

The Song of Solomon

How much better is thy love than wine

The Song of Solomon

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

The Proverbs

Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

The Book of Psalms

Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What though youth gave love and roses age still leaves us friends and wine

Thomas Moore

Wine ... cherish God and man.

Judges, 9:13

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved

Medieval German saying

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; ones present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason.

Latin saying

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomachs sake and thine often infirmities.

1 Timothy

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.

Ernest Hemingway
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