Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.plautus
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.w. c. fields
wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.Benjamin Franklin
The problem is that many MPs never see the London that exists beyond the wine bars and brothels of Westminster.Ken Livingstone
Comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.Alexander Pope
In vino veritas. (In wine, there is the truth).Pliny the Elder.
I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people. They go commonly together.1621Anatomy of Melancholy, pt.1, section 2, member 3, subsection13.
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.Bible (NewTestament)
In the house of words was a table of colors. They offered themselves in great fountains and each poet took the color he needed: lemon yellow or sun yellow, ocean blue or smoke blue, crimson red, blood red, wine red.Eduardo Galeano
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.1981Social Studies,'People'.
Lie soft, sleep hard, drink wine, and eat good cheer.thomas middleton
'Tis sweet to win, no matter how, one's laurels By blood or ink; 'tis sweet to put an end To strife; 'tis sometimes sweet to have our quarrels, Particularly with a tiresome friend; Sweet is old wine in bottles, ale in barrels; Dear is the helpless creature we defend Against the world; and dear the schoolboy spot We ne'er forget, though there we are forgot.Rochdale
If all be true that I do think,There are five reasons we should drink:Good wine, a friend, or being dry,Or lest we should be by and by,Or any other reason why.Henry Aldrich
When you have arrived at your country house and have saluted your household, you should make the rounds of the farm the same day, if possible; if not, then certainly the next day. When you have observed how the field work has progressed, what things have been done, and what remains undone, you should summon your overseer the next day, and should call for a report of what work has been done in good season and why it has not been possible to complete the rest, and what wine and corn and other crops have been gathered.cato the elder
You can grow grapes in almost any part of the world. You just have to develop your palate enough to realize wine is an expression of the place where you make it. You don't have to take over the world; just be an artist and express your area.maynard james keenan
What though youth gave love and roses,Age still leaves us friends and wine.thomas moore
Let me know when you begin the new tea, and the new white wine. My present elegancies have not yet made me indifferent to such matters. I am still a cat if I see a mouse.jane austen
From wine what sudden friendship springs!john gay
I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. The deaths ye died I have watched beside And the lives ye led were mine.rudyard kipling
It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth.pliny the elder
I rather like bad wine ... one gets so bored with good wine.benjamin disraeli
Sweet is old wine in bottles, ale in barrels.lord byron
There is a jewel which no Indian mines can buy, No chymic art can counterfeit; It makes men rich in greatest poverty, Makes water wine; turns wooden cups to gold; The homely whistle to sweet music's strain, Seldom it comes; to few from Heaven sent, That much in little, all in naught, Content.John Wilbye, Madrigales, There Is a Jewel.
Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine.Polish Proverb
Everything about Florence seems to be coloured with a mild violet, like diluted wine.Letter to Henry James Sr. (26 October 1869)
To speak of a usurer at the table mars the wine.George Herbert
Sosias: The love of wine is a good man's failing. (tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus )Wasps, line 80
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth for your love is more delightful than wine.Song of Solomon, New International Version, Song of Solomon 1:2
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!omar khayyám