The word "toast" is a wish of good health. It started in ancient Rome, where a piece of toasted bread was dropped into wine.

October 1

"He who goes to bed, and goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves do, and dies in October. 
But he who goes to bed, and does so mellow,
shall live as he ought to, and dies a good fellow."
- Traditional

October 2

"I drink to your charm,
Your beauty and your brains,
Which gives you a rough idea
of how hard up I am for a drink."
- Groucho Marchx (born Julius Henry Marchx - October 2nd, 1890 - August 19th, 1977), an American comedian.
October  3

"Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold pint-- and another one!"
- Traditional Irish

- Variation -

"Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty wife and a true one
A cold drink and another one."
- Traditional Irish

- Alternative -

"Prosit!" (Proh-sit - German) Cheers!
- Traditional German - In celebration of German Unity Day

October 4

"A toast to bread,
as without bread,
we'd have no toast"
- Unknown

October 5

"Das Leben ist bezaubernd, man muss es nur durch die richtige Brille sehen."
Translation: "Life ist wonderful, you just need to see it through the right glasses."
- Traditional German

October 6

"Here's to our native land! May we live for it and die in it."
- Traditional

October 7

"When wine enlivens the heart may friendship surround the table."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (August 29th, 1809 – October 7th, 1894), an American physician (also see August 29th)

- Alternative -

"L'Chaim!" (Le Hy-em)
Translation : To Life!
- Traditional Hebrew - In Celebartion of Yom Kippur on Sunset, October 7th to nightfall, October 8

October 8

"Make we the most of what we may yet spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie,
Sans wine, sans song, sans singer, and sans end."
- Omar Khayyam
October 9

"May your Guardian Angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor and hand ya another cold one."
 - Unknown

October 10

"Health to you, and wealth to you, and the best that life can give to you!"
- Traditional

October 11

"Re-live it as often as you like.  It is free and it never wears out.  It’s the memory we’re making today, right now."
- Unknown
October 12

"Better a well known drunkard
Than an anonymous alcoholic."
- Traditional Spanish - Happy Fiesta Nacional de España!

October 13

"A toast is a boast or other compost
To a guest or the host or one we love most;
To a Chink or some gink that is blacker than ink...
Or any old thing for a chance to drink."
- Traditional

October 14

"Old wood to burn,
Old books to read,
Old wine to drink,
Old friends to trust."
- Traditional

October 15

"Here’s to eternity...
May we spend it in as good company as this night finds us."
- Unknown

October 16

"Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses;
Work’s the curse of the drinking classes."
- Last line is Oscar Wilde (October 16th, 1854 – November 30th, 1900), an Irish writer and poet.

October 17

"To my friend...
If we ever disagree, may you be in the right."
- Traditional

October 18

"May you always have a cool head and a warm heart."
- Traditional

October 19

"May we always mingle in the friendly bowl,
The feast of reason and I he flow of the soul."
- Unknown

October 20

"A round to the best
May we never get less
A round to the worst
May they die of thirst."
- Traditional Scottish

October 21

"May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,
and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed."
- Traditional

October 22

"For [City's name] hath no sober man,
Or none of milk sop thinkers,
And no philosophical fools,
But great and glorious drinkers!"
- Traditional

October 23

"May the strength of three be in your journey."
- Traditional

October 24

"Our enemies never drink
Our friends always do
So let’s drink this drink
And find out who is who."
- Traditional

October 25

"Here's to the great artistic genius, Pablo Picasso. His last words were "Drink to me.”  Who am I to question genius?"
- In honor of Pablo Picasso (October 25th, 1881 - April 8th, 1973),a Spanish painter.

October 26

"If i die before you
Raise a glass to my name
If you die before me
I’ll do the same."
- Unknown

- Alternative -
"Prosit" or "Prost" (German) or "Zum Wohl"
- In Celebration of Austrian National Day (day of the Declaration of Neutrality) October 26th.

October 27

"To friends: as long as we are able
To lift our glasses from the table."
- Traditional

- Alternative -

Na Zdravi (Czech) (Na zdrah vi) To Your Health
 - In celebration of  Independent Czechoslovak State Day

- Alternative -

Stin Eyiassou! (Greek) (Stin Eye-ee-yass-ooh) To Your Health!
 - In clelebration of The "Ohi day"

October 28

"Mother's in the kitchen washing out the jugs,
Sister's in the pantry bottling the suds,
Father's in the cellar mixing up the hops'
Johnny's on the front porch watching for the cops."
- Prohibition song. In rememberence of The "Volstead Act", the popular name for the National Prohibition Act, passed through Congress over President Woodrow Wilson's veto on October 28, 1919, and established the legal definition of intoxicating liquor, as well as penalties for producing it.

October 29

"Here's to Prohibiton...
May it continue to reduce the number of men who think they can sing."
- Unknown

October 30

"Here's a toast to the roast that good fellowship lends,
With the sparkle of beer and wine;
May its sentiment always be deeper, my friends,
Than the foam at the top of the stein."
- Traditional

October 31

"Here’s to the Witches,
Here’s to their cats,
Here’s to the hoot owls
And Whirring bats;
Here’s to the ghosties,
In robes of white,
Here’s to the thrills of
Hallowe’en night."
- Unknown - Happy Halloween!


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