I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Speech, February 22, 1842, to the Washingtonian Temperance Society, Springfield, Illinois. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, ed. Roy P. Basler (1953).