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No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness—or so good as drink. Options
Daemon
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No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness—or so good as drink.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
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No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness—or so good as drink.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
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Daemon wrote:
No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness—or so good as drink.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


Yeah. Sometimes the line between good and bad is thin and almost translucent - like one drink, dude...
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Context from : All Things Considered

Wine When it is Red

Doubtless, it is unnatural to be drunk. But then in a real sense it is unnatural to be human. Doubtless, the intemperate workman wastes his tissues in drinking; but no one knows how much the sober workman wastes his tissues by working. No one knows how much the wealthy philanthropist wastes his tissues by talking; or, in much rarer conditions, by thinking. All the human things are more dangerous than anything that affects the beasts--sex, poetry, property, religion. The real case against drunkenness is not that it calls up the beast, but that it calls up the Devil. It does not call up the beast, and if it did it would not matter much, as a rule; the beast is a harmless and rather amiable creature, as anybody can see by watching cattle. There is nothing bestial about intoxication; and certainly there is nothing intoxicating or even particularly lively about beasts. Man is always something worse or something better than an animal; and a mere argument from animal perfection never touches him at all. Thus, in sex no animal is either chivalrous or obscene. And thus no animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness or so good as drink.

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The problem with man is that he will make efforts to provide serenity and peace of mind and then suddenly will look for something to disrupt all that.
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