ARMSTRONG, John Quotes
(1709-1779), English author
The dangers of a convivial spirit are, that it may lead to excess in that which, in moderation, is good.—Excessive indulgence has made many a young man prematurely old, and changed a noble nature to that of the beast.
There are, while human miseries abound a thousand ways to waste superfluous wealth, without one fool or flatterer at your board, without one hour of sickness or disgust.
Ah! sly deceiver; handed o'er and o'er, yet still believed; exulting o'er the wreek of sober vows!