Drunkenness Proverbs


Sayings about Drunkenness

Thirst is the end of drinking and sorrow is the end of drunkenness. ~ Irish Proverbs

He who drinks dies; he who does not drink dies as well. ~ Mongolian Proverb

Sin when you are drunk; pay the fine when you are sober. ~ German Proverbs

If you want to know who your friends are, lie by the roadside and pretend to be drunk. ~ Jamaican Proverb

It’s better to drink and feel sick than not to drink and feel bad. ~ Montenegro Proverb

The sheep drinks but it’s the goat that gets drunk. ~ Martiniquais Proverb

Fools love not the wise, drunkards love not the sober. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

There are more old drunkards than old doctors. ~ French Proverbs

Yesterday’s drunkenness will not quench today’s thirst. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

You won’t see a good drunk in a teahouse. ~ Manchuria Proverb

When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hawk. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

He that is drunk is gone from home. ~ French Proverb

The best cure for drunkenness is whilst sober to observe a drunken person. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Wine is given to bring mirth not drunkenness. ~ Latin Proverb

When a rich man falls they say it was an accident; when a poor man falls they say that he was drunk. ~ Turkish Proverb

What you say when you’re drunk should have been thought about beforehand. ~ Belgian Proverb

Drunkards know no danger. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

Mad drunkenness discloses every secret. ~ Latin Proverb

Eat until you are half full; drink until you are half drunk. ~ Russian Proverb

Whoever drinks on credit gets drunk more quickly. ~ Armenian Proverb

A drunken night makes a cloudy morning. ~ Danish Proverb

To drunken mothers-in-law give full jugs. ~ Spanish Proverb

Drunkenness does not itself cause bad qualities but it does show them up clearly. ~ Chinese Proverb

Put no faith in a drunkard’s prophecy, another man’s dog, or the weather at any season. ~ Darkovan Proverb

The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law. ~ Yiddish Proverb

First the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man. ~ Traditional Proverb

The drunken man’s joy is often the sober man’s sorrow. ~ Danish Proverb

What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals. ~ Latin Proverb

If two people say he is drunk, the third one should sleep. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Ever drunk, ever dry. ~ Latin Proverb

A drunkard can be a sheep, a monkey or a lion. ~ Danish Proverb

The cask full, the mother-in-law drunk. ~ Spanish Proverb

If the master gets drunk it is an honorable drunkenness; if the servant does it is evidence of his mean disposition. ~ Tibetan Proverb

The sober man’s secret is the drunkard’s speech. ~ Russian Proverb

Life is like perpetual drunkenness, the pleasure passes but the headache remains. ~ Iranian Proverb

A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous. ~ Iranian Proverb

Over the bottle many a friend is found. ~ Yiddish Proverb

He, who drinks on credit, gets drunk twice. ~ Serbian Proverb

You don’t get a headache from what other people have drunk. ~ Russian Proverb

A red-nosed man may not be a drunkard, but he will always be called one. ~ Chinese Proverb

The drunkard thinks of only one thing and the barman of something else. ~ Croatian Proverb

Drunkards talk to the gods. ~ Chinese Proverb

To be drunk every day is also a regular life. ~ Austrian Proverb

There is no coat big enough to hide both poverty and drunkenness. ~ Hungarian Proverb

The devil places a pillow for a drunken man to fall upon. ~ Canadian Proverb

What is said when the drunk has been thought out beforehand. ~ Flemish Proverb

Nothing bears a stronger resemblance to a madman than a man when drunk. ~ Latin Proverb

A drunken man, when asleep, is better left alone. ~ Latin Proverb

He who drinks no more still likes to see the beer pulled. ~ German Proverb

The drunken mouth reveals the heart’s secrets. ~ German Proverb

What the sober man has in his heart, the drunkard has on his lips. ~ Danish Proverb

Nothing equals the joy of the drinker, except the joy of the wine in being drunk. ~ French Proverb

Children and drunks always speak the truth. ~ Traditional Proverb

Drunkenness makes some men fools, some beasts, and some devils. ~ Latin Proverb

When your companions get drunk and fight, Take up your hat, and wish them good night. ~ Japanese Proverb

Drink ’til the ground looks blue. ~ Thomas Heywood

A drunken may soon be made to dance. ~ Danish Proverb

What the sober man thinks, the drunkard tells. ~ Dutch Proverb

He who drinks a little too much drinks much too much. ~ Traditional Proverb

When three people say you are drunk, go to sleep. ~ Georgian Proverb

Heaven protects children, sailors, and drunken men. ~ German Proverb

For a drunkard the sea only reaches his knees. ~ Russian Proverb

Young drinkers, old beggars. ~ German Proverb

Wine is one thing, drunkenness another. ~ Latin Proverb

Even the smallest drop is appreciated by the drunkard. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Only a fool gets drunk from his own bottle. ~ French Proverb

To stop drinking, study a drunkard when you are sober. ~ Chinese Proverb

First the man takes a drink; then the drink takes a drink; after that the drink takes the man. ~ Japanese Proverb

Sayings about Drunkenness

Quotations about Drunkenness

I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won’t let himself get snotty about it. ~ Raymond Chandler

One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time. ~ Lady Astor

I drink exactly as much as I want, and one drink more. ~ H.L. Mencken

My country, right or wrong is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying “My mother, drunk or sober.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

He who sins when drunk will have to atone for it when sober. ~ Decimus Laberius

It is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk. ~ Samuel Butler

He was a wise man who invented beer. ~ Plato

Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ~ Bertrand Russell

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober. ~ William Butler Yeats

Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied by drink. ~ Mark Twain

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers. ~ Horace

If merely “feeling good” could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience. ~ William James

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it. ~ W. C. Fields

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be. ~ Jalal-Uddin Rumi

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. ~ Henny Youngman

A woman drove me to drink and I never even had the courtesy to thank her. ~ W.C. Fields

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat — in other words, turn you into an adult. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar. ~ Drew Carey

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn’t know how to play them when I was drunk. ~ Sir Richard Burton

I have drunk, and seen the spider. ~ William Shakespeare

I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk. ~ John Marcellus Huston

Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Drink ’til the ground looks blue. ~ Thomas Heywood

A drunkard’s purse is a bottle. ~ George Herbert

It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth. ~ George Burns

Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

The drunk mind speaks the sober heart. ~ Author Unknown

There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wine that cost nothing is digested before it be drunk. ~ George Herbert

Where ever I go, there I am. Drunk. ~ Rita E. Torres

Health — what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down. ~ Phyllis Diller

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philter; it is also the leisurely act of drinking. ~ Roland Barthes

Sobriety is either the love of health or incapacity for debauch. ~ François VI de la Rochefoucault

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living. ~ Jean Kerr

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk. ~ Winston Churchill

If four or five guys tell you that you’re drunk, even though you know you haven’t had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while. ~ Joseph Schenck

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk. ~ Epictetus

The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk. ~ Alben W. Barkley

Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy, I’ve done it a thousand times. ~ W.C. Fields

Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don’t drink too much. Then again, don’t drink too little. ~ Herman Smith-Johannsen

One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough. ~ Brendan F. Behan

It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

It pays to get drunk with the best people. ~ Joe E Lewis

People creep into childhood, bound into youth, sober in adulthood, and soften into old age. ~ Henry Giles

I don’t get drunk — I get awesome. ~ Author Unknown

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through. ~ Jesse Jackson

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication. ~ Lord Byron

I was somewhat drunk with what I had done. And I am always one to prefer being sober. ~ Gertrude Stein

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. ~ Seneca

No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness — or so good as drink. ~ Lord Chesterton

A man, who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk. ~ Samuel Johnson

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