One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
— Friedrich von Schiller

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
George Eliot draught quote

Things cannot always go your way. Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.
— William Osler

Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
— Charlotte Bronte

Unpretending mediocrity is good, and genius is glorious; but a weak flavor of genius in an essentially common person is detestable. It spoils the grand neutrality of a commonplace character, as the rinsings of an unwashed wine-glass spoil a draught of fair water.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes