Best Drinking Quotes to Help Curb Alcohol Abuse

So you’ve just finished your second drink. You wonder whether a third drink is a good idea or if you're flirting with danger. Walking the line between “okay” and “potentially taking it a little too far for a random weeknight.”

Before you flag that bartender down, take a breath, and read through these quotes. They just might save you from a painful and self-pitying morning!

“Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.” — Seneca

"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable." — G.K. Chesterton

"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." — Winston Churchill

“Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old.” — John Green, Paper Towns

"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"I like liquor — its tastes and effects — and that is just the reason why I'll never drink it." – Stonewall Jackson

"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world." — Oscar Wilde, on absinthe

"Always do sober what you said you'd do when you were drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut!” — Ernest Hemingway

“Money, like vodka, can play queer tricks with a man.” — Anton Chekhov

“As an alcoholic, you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.” — Robin Williams, Weapons of Self-Destruction

"She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it's there, because it can't hurt, and because what difference does it make?" — Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

"[I]t is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool — it drives the man to dancing… it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told." — Homer, The Odyssey

“From the fool and the drunkard you may learn the truth.” — Modern Greek proverb

“A drink is shorter than a tale.” — Scottish proverb

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