Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wine Quotations

Here are some interesting quotations about wine from some famous historical personages:

"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne." --John Maynard Keynes

"Behold the rain, which descends from the Heavens upon our vineyards, and which enters into the vine-roots to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy." --Benjamin Franklin

"A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine." --Galileo Galilei

"Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same." --Blaise Pascal (Pensées)

"Wine is only sweet to happy men." --John Keats

"Wine nourishes, refreshes and cheers. Wine is the foremost of all medicines... Wherever wine is lacking, medicines become necessary." --The Talmud

"The weary find new strength in generous wine." --Homer

"In vino veritas" (In wine there is truth) --Plato

"Wine is light, held together by water." --Galileo Galilei

"The wine cup is the little silver well where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell." --William Shakespeare

"Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart." --Aeschylus

"You Americans have the loveliest wines in the world, you know, but you don't realize it. You call them DOMESTIC and that's enough to start trouble anywhere." --H. G. Wells

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