Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
A clergyman complained to the late Sir Andrew Clark of feeling low and depressed, unable to face his work, and tempted to rely on stimulants. Sir Andrew saw that the position was a perilous one, and that it was a crisis in the man's life. He dealt with the case, and forbade resort to stimulants, when the patient declared that he would be unequal to his work, and ready to sink. "Then," said Sir Andrew, "sink like a man."
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