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“Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll sit in a boat with a fishing pole and drink beer all day.”
Lorena McCourtney, 'Invisible'
“If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose.”
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790).
“Why beer is better than wine: "....human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making."
Scientific American (May, 2007)
"Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war."
Frederick the Great of Prussia (1777)
Scientific American, June 1998.
"There was an Old Man of Columbia,
Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer;
But they brought it quite hot,
in a small copper pot,
Which disgusted that Man of Columbia."
Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks (1812-1888)
"He was a wise man who invented beer."
Plato (Greek philosopher) 428- 347 BC
"What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia?"
Sydney Smith (1771-1845)
English writer and Anglican clergyman, quoted in Hesketh Pearson's 'The Smith of Smiths'
"Beer: Take pure spring water. The finest grains. The richest ingredients. And then run them through a horse."
"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."
Arnold Schwarzenegger (1975)
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
"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."
"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer."
"People who drink light "beer" don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot."
Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI.
"I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller."
George Bernard Shaw
"Those who drink beer will think beer."
Washington Irving, American author (1783-1859)
"Most people hate the taste of beer - to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome."
“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.”
David Auerbach (2002)
“Now Christmas comes, 'tis fit that we
should feast and sing, and merry be:
Keep open house, let fidlers play.
A fig for cold, sing care away;
And may they who thereat repine,
On brown bread and on small beer dine.”
from the 1766 ‘Virginia Almanack’
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