All excess is ill; but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous, and mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a man: because he is so long void of reason, that distinguishes a man from a beast.
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Source Notes: Fruits of Solitude: Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life (part 1), "Temperance," no. 72 (1693).
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