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|Saturday| Wine Quotes

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on January 30, 2010

Here’s to the corkscrew – a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly.
W.E.P. French

 

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.
Benjamin Franklin

 

The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
Homer

 

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

 

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

 

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
Cardinal Richeleu

 

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babies, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.
John Stuart Blackie

 

I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.

Oliver Goldsmith 

 

 

 God made only water, but man made wine.
Victor Hugo

 

Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

Nymphs offering Bacchus Wine (1670-78) : Caesar Van Everdingen

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