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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Drunkard
 
A drunkard’s purse is a bottle.  1
A drunken man may soon be made to dance.  Danish.  2
An old dram drinker’s the devil’s decoy.  Berkley.  3
Drunkards have a fool’s tongue and a knave’s heart.  4
Drunken folk seldom take harm.  5
He hurts the absent who quarrels with a drunken man.  Publius Syrus.  6
He that kills a man when he is drunk must be buried under the gallows.  7
He who has drunk will drink.  French.  8
He who likes drinking is always talking of wine.  Italian.  9
He would rather have a bumper in hand than the Bible.  Dutch.  10
Let the drunkard alone and he will fall of himself.  11
Often drunk and seldom sober, falls like the leaves in October.  12
Oh! that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains.  Shakespeare.  13
The best cure for drunkenness is while sober to see a drunken man.  Chinese.  14
The drunkard and the glutton come to poverty and drowsiness that clothe a man with rags.  15
The drunkard continually assaults his own life.  16
The drunkard is discovered by his praise of wine.  17
The drunken man’s joy is often the sober man’s sorrow.  Danish.  18
The drunken mouth reveals the heart’s secrets.  German.  19
The wise drunkard is a sober fool.  German.  20
There are more old drunkards than old doctors.  French, German.  21
What is in the heart of the sober man is on the tongue of the drunken man.  Latin.  22
What the sober man has in his heart, the drunken man has on his lips.  Danish.  23
What the sober man thinks the drunkard tells.  French, Dutch.  24
You drink out of the broad end of the funnel and hold the little one to me.  25
 
 
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