Health and Alcohol

"Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Those who drink to drown their sorrows should be taught that sorrows know how to swim."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Alcohol will preserve anything but a secret."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco, wrapped in paper, fire at one end, fool at the other."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fee."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness - or so good as drink."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "All Things Considered"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hunger is the best sauce."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We drink one another's healths, and spoil our own."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife."

Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly "Unquiet Grave"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Custard, n. A vile concoction produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good wine is a necessity of life for me."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many contemporary authors drink more than they write."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is a physical weakness which stems from mental ability, and a mental weakness which comes from physical ability."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sickness is mankind's greatest defect."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Doctors are men who pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into human beings of whom they know nothing."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Quack, n. A murderer without a license."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine are weak dilutions. The surest poison is time."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Letters and Social Aims"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the diseases."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Silas Marner"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Modern life is too often a mechanical oppression and liquor provides the only mechanical relief."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Disease makes men more physical, it leaves them nothing but body."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)