What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.— Francis of Assisi
Profound Great Wine quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!
Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.
Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!
The older I get, the better I used to be.
Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the cognac, or any other reason
Either give me more wine or leave me alone.
A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.
If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.
I always love being in the company of women. It's all about good conversation and great wine.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
The older I get, the better I was.
If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
Wine ... offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.
Life is too short to drink bad wine.
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
I like on the table, when we're speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.
Remember gentleman, it's not just France we're fighting for, it's Champagne!
I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate...and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
Life's too short to drink bad wine or smoke poor cigars.
Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult;
it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
I recommend...bread, meat, vegetables, and beer.
I can certainly see that you know your wine.
Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.
The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Where there is no wine there is no love.
Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
To wash and rinse our souls of their age-old sorrows,We drained a hundred jugs of wine.A splendid night it was . . . .In the clear moonlight we were loath to go to bed,But at last drunkenness overtook us;And we laid ourselves down on the empty mountain,The earth for pillow, and the great heaven for coverlet
When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.
We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards.
Strong beer is the milk of the old.