Thomas Love Peacock — English Author born on October 18, 1785, died on January 23, 1866

Thomas Love Peacock was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting — characters at a table discussing and criticising the philosophical opinions of the day... (wikipedia)

There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
Not drunk is he who from the floor - Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.