quote by Winston Churchill

The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.

— Winston Churchill

Seductive Tonic quotations

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.

A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.


Chanting is a significant and mysterious practice.

It is the highest nectar, a tonic that fully nourishes our inner being. Chanting opens the heart and makes love flow within us. It releases such intoxicating inner bliss and enthusiastic splendor, that simply through the nectar it generates, we can enter the abode of the Self.

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body.

It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

I blew the lot on vodka and tonic, gambling and fags.

Looking back, I think I overdid it on the tonic.

My grammar be's ebonics, gin tonics, and chronic.


Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms will find an instant tonic.

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.

I don't know what reception I'm at, but for God's sake give me a gin and tonic.

Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary.

Time is a tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.

I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It's like a tonic.


There's an old man sitting next to me, making love to his tonic and gin.

Above all else, before playing in competitions a player must have regard to his health, for if he is suffering from ill-health he cannot hope for success. In this connection the best of all tonics is 15 to 20 days in the fresh air, in the country.

There never was a tonic that would cure more social ailments than a healthy, happy home. There never was a greater source of social stability than an affectionate and understanding family. There never was a better way of helping children to happiness than the close confidence of wise and loving and responsible parents.

I really need a gin and tonic.

I work for three or four hours a day, in the late morning and early afternoon.

Then I go out for a walk and come back in time for a large gin and tonic.


We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.

Personally, I believe a rocking hammock, a good cigar, and a tall gin-and-tonic is the way to save the planet.

Arthur shook his head and sat down. He looked up. “I thought you must be dead …” he said simply. “So did I for a while,” said Ford, “and then I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic.

But hope has an astonishing resilience and strength.

Its very persistence in our hearts indicates that it is not a tonic for wishful thinkers but the ground on which realists stand.

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in / There's an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic and gin / He says, 'Son, can you play me a memory?/ I'm not really sure how it goes / But it's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes.'


In Western Australia they don't even know how to make that vital piece of sailboating equipment, the gin and tonic.

The best tonic for soreness is to do the movement that got you sore in the first place.

My good health is due to a soup made of white doves. It is simply wonderful as a tonic.

I had an Aston Martin phone worth ?15,000 given to me as a present.

I dropped it in a gin and tonic about 15 seconds after opening it.

Facts quite often, I fear to confess, like lawyers, put me to sleep at noon.

Not theories, however. Theories are invigorating and tonic. Give me an ounce of fact and I will produce you a ton of theory by tea this afternoon. That is, after all, my job.


Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.

Gardening is the greatest tonic and therapy a human being can have.

Even if you have only a tiny piece of earth, you can create something beautiful, which we all have a great need for. If we begin by respecting plants, it's inevitable we'll respect people.

Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary.

Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.

It is a rare and valuable tonic to share insights, dreams and concerns with people whom you have never met. The sole purpose for such exchanges is simply to give light to one another.

Visual tonics such as 'timed creativity' need to be introduced to refresh and refurbish the muse.

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