Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. . . . Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there is without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free.
— Edmund Burke
Pissing in his shoe keeps no man warm for long
— Icelandic proverb
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
— Charles du Bois
From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.
—Saint Arnold of Metz, the patron saint of brewers
We have sunk to a depth in which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
— George Orwell
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all should learn to hear it.