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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:34
AUTHOR:Hokeky Sho
QUOTATION:At the third cup, wine drinks the man.
ATTRIBUTION:Hokeky Sho, a Buddhist Sanskrit text. From Kojikotowaza Jiten (Dictionary of Tradition and Proverbs).

  Several commentators in the 1500s wrote about this; however, the earliest commentary was around the 12th century. The translation is literally: “Man drinks wine. Wine drinks wine. Wine drinks man.”
SUBJECTS:Alcohol
 
 
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