A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous...Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.1 Timothy 3:2-9.
She's a dwelling place for demons She's a cage for every unclean spirit, Every filthy bird and makes us drink The poisoned wine to fornicating with our kings Fallen now is Babylon the GreatAvenged Sevenfold, 'Beast and the Harlot', City of Evil (2005)
In vino veritas. (In wine, there is the truth).Pliny the Elder.
I think [wine] will be, at a minimum, incredibly useful to archeology, like DosBox has been for playing Wing Commander. Certainly it has been known to save the day with modern titles, too. But to have it as the agreed-upon way to how you play video games on Linux is completely unacceptable for several reasons, both technical and moral.ryan c. gordon
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.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.1981Social Studies,'People'.
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
So, in our wisdom and fair justice we go on "Giving to dust that is a little gilt, More laud than gold e'er dusted;" proclaiming the merits of the bad wine, and making it, by every token, as enticing as we can; and blessing our stars that the good will be found out by its flavor "without our stir." As it is inestimable, we seek not to win esteem for it; as it is beyond all praise, we bestow no praises upon it.samuel laman blanchard
Clare takes a mouthful, swallows it in a businesslike fashion, and says, “Well, that’s not so bad.” “That’s a twenty-something-dollar bottle of wine.” “Oh. Well, that was marvelous.”Audrey Niffenegger (2003), The Time Traveler’s Wife, (p. 419 in the trade paperback edition)
For when the wine is in, the wit is out.Catechism, 375 (Sourced)
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, A Flask of wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness - And Wilderness is Paradise enow.Omar Khayyám, in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations p. 314