It makes **me** blush, anyway: I think I have actually come under the scope of Johnson’s remarks in this past 24 hours.
“We discussed the question whether drinking improved conversation and benevolence. Sir Joshua maintained it did. Johnson: ‘No, Sir: before dinner men meet with great inequality of understanding; and those who are conscious of their inferiority, have the modesty not to talk. When they have drunk wine, every man feels himself happy, and loses that modesty, and grows impudent and vociferous: but he is not improved; he is only not sensible of his defects.’”—Boswell’s Life of Johnson