Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Early in life I came across the poet Samuel Johnson's work in a rather unconventional fashion.

It has stood me good stead in life.

I now am inclined to share it with others.

"claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy

In the first place, brandy is most grateful to the palate; and then brandy will do soonest for a man what drinking can do for him. There are, indeed, few who are able to drink brandy. That is a power rather to be wished for than attained."

While I have not the soul of a poet I know the chicks dig it.

1 comment:

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I hear some chicks dig brandy, too. ;)

A single-malt scotch once in a while isn't too terrible bad, either.