he that drinks beer, thinks beer

1820 W. IRVING Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon vii. 70 (footnote) They who drink beer will think beer.

1867 A. D. RICHARDSON Beyond Mississippi i. ‘They who drink beer think beer,’ but Catawba and Muscatel neither muddle the brain nor fire the passions.

1912 R. A. FREEMAN Mystery of 31, New Inn v. ‘You despise the good old British John Barleycorn.’ ‘He that drinks beer thinks beer,’ retorted Thorndyke.

1958 D. G. BROWNE Death in Seven Volumes xii. ‘He who drinks beer, thinks beer,’ was one of his favourite aphorisms.

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