A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.
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- There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
- There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
- Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.
- Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
- The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions.
- The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together; nature and art are ransacked for illustrations, comparisons, and allusions; their learning instructs, and their subtlety surprises; but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought and, though he sometimes admires, is seldom pleased.