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Where wine goes in, modesty goes out.
German proverb

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
Louis Pasteur

Wine is sunlight, held together by water.
Galileo Galilei

My works are like water. The works of the great masters are like wine. But everyone drinks
water.
Mark Twain

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
Ovid

Just like becoming an expert in wine - you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford - you
learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. Then you
savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other
experiences.
Julia Child

A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Italian proverb

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

Better to drink the weak tea of a friend than the sweet wine of an enemy.
Chinese proverb

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
Louis Pasteur

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some
should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
Paulo Coelho

Happiness can be bought with a bottle of wine and has become ambiguous through overuse.
Tim Ferriss

Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.
Jewish proverb

You see, this profession is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherfuckers. Motherfuckers who
thought their ass would age like wine. If you mean it turns to vinegar, it does. If you mean it
gets better with age, it don't.
Pulp Fiction, 1994

Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
Alfred Hitchcock

Spilled wine is worse than water.
Scottish proverb

A true German can't stand the French, yet willingly he drinks their wines.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Get me a beer. I don't care what kind it is, just get me a beer!
Prince Philip, on being offered an exquisite wine in Rome in 2000

Intoxication is not the wine's fault but man's.
Russian proverb

Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in
four things - old wood best to burn, old wine best to drink, old friends to trust, and old
authors to read.
Sir Francis Bacon

- Will you join me in a glass of wine?
- You get in first, and if there's room enough, I'll join you.
W. C. Fields

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
Louis Pasteur

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about
wine.
Fran Lebowitz

The wine is sweet, the paying bitter.
Irish proverb

I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I'm cooking.
Julia Child

Wine comes in at the mouth,
And love comes in at the eye,
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and sigh.
William Butler Yeats

I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn't have to wait for it to age.
Steven Wright

Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.
Homer

How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something
new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making
course, and I forgot how to drive?
Homer Simpson

Wine sets an edge to wit.
English proverb

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when
it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against
the wall.
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Though you drink wine, do not be drunk by wine.
Japanese proverb

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times,
and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer,
opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Edmund Burke

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
Thomas Aquinas

Doctor says to a man, "You're pregnant!" The man says, "How does a man get pregnant?"
The doctor says, "The usual way - a little wine, a little dinner...."
Henry Youngman

Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.
Benjamin Franklin

I like my wine like my women: ready to pass out.
Robin Williams

The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and
are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.
Mark Twain

He that loves wine wants no woes.
American proverb

It is a very poor consolation to be told that the man who has given one a bad dinner, or poor
wine, is irreproachable in private life. Even the cardinal virtues cannot atone for
half-cold entrees.
Oscar Wilde