201 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.[1]

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 20:1

Commentary on Proverbs 20:1

(Read Proverbs 20:1)

It seems hard to believe that men of the greatest abilities, as well as the ignorant, should render themselves fools and madmen, merely for the taste or excitement produced by strong liquors.