Holding a pot of wine among the flowers, I drink it all by myself.
I now urge you to drink up this cup of wine; no friend out beyond West Yangguan will dine and wine you.
Let’s drink and be merry, for life is too short.
Drink today while you can; worry not about tomorrow’s worries.
Wine can never dispel real sadness.
① It is not the wine that intoxicates drinkers but the drinkers themselves are intoxicated.
② One gets high for reasons other than mere drinking.
Much drinking does harm to your health, great anger hurts yourself and other people.
① Friends make happy hours while enemies make difficult ones.
② Among bosom friends, a thousand cups of wine are too few; when the talk turns sour, even one word is more than enough.
① Good wine needs no bush.
② One who has real ability and learning needs no boast.
③ Goods of quality or people of ability will attract notice without promotion. ④ If a man build a better mouse trap, the world will beat a path to his door.
① Wine mellows with year and man sophisticates with age.
② Wine and judgment mellow with age.
It’s easy to find fair-weather friends, but difficult to meet friends in adversity.
① The smell of wine is never blocked by the deep, long lane.
② Good wine needs no bush.
③ High quality goods or really talented people need no advertisement.