Sententiae Recentiores: Renaissance Teetotalism

“Since the delight of tasting holds people up just as much in drinking as in eating, you must be careful that you do not become inclined either to drinking much or to drinking the choicest drinks. You should avoid any drink which produces intoxication.”

Verum, cum delectatio gustus plerosque non minus in potu quam in cibo detineat, cavendum est, tibi ne vel multi bibulus vel optimi bibulus fias. Omnem quae potest inebriare potionem vitabis.

Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, de Liberorum Educatione chp. 19

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