A Quote by Charles Fenno Hoffman on dreams and wine

Sparkling and bright in liquid light Does the wine our goblets gleam in; With hue as red as the rosy bed Which a bee would choose to dream in.

Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806 - 1884)

Source: Sparkling and Bright.

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on good, power, trust, and wine

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on clarity, wine, and youth

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: The Stages of Life, 1930

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A Quote by Callimachus on laughter, poetry, and wine

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

Callimachus (c. 300 - 240 BC)

Source: The Greek Anthology

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A Quote by Beverley Nichols on country, dance, electricity, life, luxury, quiet, silence, simplicity, speech, water, wine, and wit

Life in the country teaches one that the really stimulating things are the quiet, natural things, and the really wearisome things are the noisy, unnatural things. It is more exciting to stand still than to dance. Silence is more eloquent than speech. Water is more stimulating than wine. Fresh air is more intoxicating than cigarette smoke. Sunlight is more subtle than electric light. The scent of grass is more luxurious than the most expensive perfume. The slow, simple observations of the peasant are more wise than the most sparkling epigrams of the latest wit.

Beverley Nichols

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on kiss and wine


Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine.

Ben Jonson

Source: "To Celia"

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on despair, hope, and wine

Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Athenaeus on age and wine


On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine-cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old. "It is very small for its age," said Gnathæna.


Source: The Deipnosophists. xiii. 47.

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A Quote by Aristotle on abstinence and wine

Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristophanes on cleverness, mind, and wine

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

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