A Quote by Walter Map or Mapes on death and drinking

If I die I must, let me die drinking in an inn.

Walter Map (c.1140 - c.1209)

Source: De nugis curialium (Courtiers’ triflings), 1182-1192

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A Quote by W. C. Fields on alcohol, drinking, insanity, people, religion, and statistics

Wouldn't it be terrible if I quoted some reliable statistics which prove that more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

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A Quote by unknown on drinking, justice, and water

Taking back what you have just said is like taking back vinegar you've just spilled in your drinking water.


Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Howard Goodall on drinking and lies

I want to lie, shipwrecked and comatose, Drinking fresh mango juice. Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes. Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun. Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun.

Howard Goodall

Source: Red Dwarf theme song

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A Quote by Trent Redman on drinking, evil, and reading

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

Trent Redman

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on attitude, business, drinking, pleasure, and purpose

Watson clearly spelled out his attitude about drinking, prohibiting liquor at IBM functions, on IBM premises, for IBM purposes: You can mix your drinking with pleasure, but not with our business.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Thomas de Quincey on drinking, murder, and procrastination

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.

Thomas de Quincey

Source: Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts, an Essay

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A Quote by Steve Steinberg on drinking and reading

Reading USENET is like drinking from a firehose, you'll get very wet but you probably will still be thirsty.

Steve Steinberg

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on drinking, happiness, philosophy, and satisfaction

That all who are happy are equally happy is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. A small drinking glass and a large one may be equally full, but the large one holds more than the small.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on drinking, morality, pain, and pleasure

Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain. Thus it is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first, and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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