What is strong drink?

Famous quotes containing the words drink and/or strong:

    The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
    And drinks and gapes for drink again;
    Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)

    We say justly that the weak person is flat, for, like all flat substances, he does not stand in the direction of his strength, that is, on his edge, but affords a convenient surface to put upon. He slides all the way through life.... But the brave man is a perfect sphere, which cannot fall on its flat side and is equally strong every way.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)