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Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man. Options
Daemon
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Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
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“Men who are ill-natured and quarrelsome when drunk are very worthy persons when sober. For drink in reality doth not reverse nature or create passions in men which did not exist in them before. It takes away the guard of reason and consequently forces us to produce those symptoms which many when sober have art enough to conceal.”
― Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Corner of Josh
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God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes. Ecclesiastes 7:29
Rupert Dodds
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Of course he is wrong. Koala's are drunkards too.
karunadas
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human being is an unnatural species in the earth.Applause
sandeep patra
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Very true everyone needs to take the responsibility of their decisions
RoadRunner
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And man drink it becomes animal.
Bully_rus
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Does it mean that they don't have a hangover and headache too? Lucky beasts…
ChristopherJohnson
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Many animals are also attracted by intoxicant substances produced by some plants. They can become even addicted to them. Follow this link to see how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohgqRRLjBsg
Bareskin2000
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Try telling that to the Elephants in the Kalahari who get drunk on Marulla fruit that drops from the trees and ferments. Shhh
Kane Simpson
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The best drunk animal video has to be drunk monkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSm7BcQHWXk
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This quote is not that we can deny that the wise man would get drunk and so lose his virtue, BUT that the strength of the wise man's KaraXrytresis is so great, that even melancholy and drunkenness fail to shake him. (Wisdom from Cleanthes)





pedro
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Daemon wrote:
Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)



The birds in our garden used to get high on the discarded must from my old man's home made winemaking. For a day or so afterwards they would be bouncing off windows.
Stormbringer
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Wasps get drunk on the alcohol in decomposing fruit. No wonder they are such objectionable little neds in the late summer
acromo
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Daemon wrote:
Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)


The thirst is calmed by drinking water... and... What calm drinking alcohol? Think
Sri Harsha
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some people drink for relaxation and some may be addicted to it!!
rd387
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Ultimately , it boils down to what 'liquid' the animal in question prefers to drink.
Its effect is similar across all animal genera.
Bully_rus
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As evidence show, animals and even insects ain't nothing better us humans... Case dismissed. Hurray!
mudbudda669
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Actually, Not true . . . Dancing
Saber.A
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Depends on the kind of drinking ... LOL
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that how some people deal with their problems
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Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Isak Dinesen
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Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
Henry Fielding
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Here the context from the play:

The Covent-garden tragedy - scene VII -

Lovegirlo/ Gallono

(The words by Gallono)

And were it not for wine -- I wou'd not be
Wine makes a Cobler greater than a king,
Wine gives Mankind the preference to beats,
Thirst teaches all animals to drink,
but drunkenness belongs only to man.


(The Covent-Garden Tragedy is a play by Henry Fielding that first appeared on 1 June 1732 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane alongside The Old Debauchees. It is about a love triangle in a brothel involving two prostitutes. While they are portrayed satirically, they are imbued with sympathy as their relationship develops.
The play is a mockery of tragedy in general, but the characters contain realistic qualities separating them from other characters within Fielding's plays. This realism conflicts with the comedic nature. The play was a failure and ended its run after its first night, in part because it was set in a brothel. Contemporary critics noted the complete failure of the play and one implied that Fielding was acquainted with brothels. However, modern critics pointed out that the play was very good if not for its setting.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Covent-Garden_Tragedy
Here the play : https://books.google.com.br/books?i
Fredric-frank Myers
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Not true, as there are animals that have discovered fermented juices in some plants which they seem to desire over others. But, yes only msn becomes a drunkard...
Barnacle Barney Bill
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I like red wine. I polish off a bottle every day with my evening meal. Red wine is very high in potassium which helps lower blood pressure and remove salt from the body. It also lowers blood cholesterol. Have you ever seen a fat wino? Red wine is really a health food. Dionysus is my favorite Roman God. She is so beautiful and healthy looking. Bacchus is okay but he is to much in his cups.
Omar Mariani
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Is it feasible to get drunk on water?
Milica Boghunovich
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Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Think Animals are much more prudent than people! Among people there is surfeit in water, wine, or food.
Pam Willan
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Barnacle Barney Bill wrote:
I like red wine. I polish off a bottle every day with my evening meal. Red wine is very high in potassium which helps lower blood pressure and remove salt from the body. It also lowers blood cholesterol. Have you ever seen a fat wino? Red wine is really a health food. Dionysus is my favorite Roman God. She is so beautiful and healthy looking. Bacchus is okay but he is to much in his cups.


Applause

Love the Wine your with Dancing
Barnacle Barney Bill
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Pam, the goes back a ways. Stephen Stills. "Love the one your with" circa 1970 Life is good, Bill
TB Turtle
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Love the Corner of Josh quote.

I will definitely check out the drunk monkey video!
Gary98
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Birds get drunk from frozen and fermented wild berries, and sing Like Drunks: check here.
Kevin Faircloth
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The consumption of alcohol is very, very, very old. I dare say, alcohol is the second oldest relic from the existence of Man. Why drink alcohol in 42,000bc? It would have provided an easy excuse to congregate. So now what's next? An easy excuse for a village, ect.
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