Recorded in the Codex Regius, the poem Hávamál (which translates to "Sayings of the High One") reflected the down side of drinking too much and encouraged men to practice moderation. The lines of the poem include "A man knows less the more he drinks, Becomes a befuddled fool" and "Drink your mead, but in moderation".
Source: Auden, W. H. (2004). Havamal Words of the High One. Kessinger Publishing.
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