A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it.
Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught. - Henry James
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the draught. - Dwight W. Morrow
Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath,From the blossom of health to the paleness of death,From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud-Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? - William Knox
For it is better to drink a wholesome draught of truth from the humble vessel, than poison mixed with honey from a golden goblet. - Nennius