O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!
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- Don’t trust the person who has broken faith once.
- It provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off.
- O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
- Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.
- I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valor that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet.
- Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my King, He would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies.