Walter Scott Quote
When applied to the purposes of indulgence and debauchery, opium rends the nerves, destroys the strength, weakens the intellect, and undermines life. But fear not to use the virtues in the time of need, for the wise man warms him by the same firebrand with which the madman burneth the tent.
The Talisman, Chapter XXII (p. 226), White, Stokes & Allen. 1885