Words of wisdom




Recently, we have heard numerous viewpoints concerning alcohol. However, what does our history tell us?

“Drink is a cancer in human society, eating out its vitals and threatening its destruction.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Liquor may have its defenders, but it has no defense.” – Abraham Lincoln

“My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.” – Robert E. Lee (1807-1870, American Confederate Army Commander)

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

“Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.” – Proverbs 20:1

“At the last it (alcohol) biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” – Proverbs 23:32

Need I say more?
Robert Walker
Oneonta