The National Tobacco Museum

4 centuries of fascinating tobacco history in words and pictures

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I believe that pipe smoking contributes

somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.

A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man

as a good cry is to a woman.

Le cigare engourdit le chagrin et remplit

les heures solitaires d'un million de choses agréables.

Tabaksblad (© David Samyn – Nationaal Tabaksmuseum)

La vie n'est plus qu'un cigare:

een beetje vuur, veel rook.

The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent

when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar.

Het leven is een soep met vier troostende mergpijpen erin:

drank, liefde, kunst en tabak

A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper

with fire at one end and a fool at the other.

Qui vit sans tabac

n'est pas digne de vivre.