Alexandre Dumas quote about drinking from The Count of Monte Cristo - so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts
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so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts
 Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (1845). copy citation

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“«You were saying, sir——» said Fernand, awaiting with great anxiety the end of this interrupted remark.
«What was I saying? I forget. This drunken Caderousse has made me lose the thread of my sentence.»
«Drunk, if you like; so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts;» and Caderousse began to sing the two last lines of a song very popular at the time: 'Tous les méchants sont buveurs d'eau; C'est bien prouvé par le déluge.' 1
«You said, sir, you would like to help me, but——» «Yes; but I added, to help you it would be sufficient that Dantès did not marry her you love; and the marriage may easily be thwarted, methinks, and yet Dantès need not die.»” source
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