Quotations on Poison

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For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Fear, Poison, Shipwreck)

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Health, Humor, Soul, Poison, Sadness)

Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Power, Hell, Poison, Wonders)

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Society, First, Instinct, Poison, Trying)

Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Truth, Friends, Poison, Youth)

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Freedom, Poison, Solitude, Wine)

Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
- William Empson
(Keywords: Failure, Blood, Effort, Poison, Waste)

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
- Carrie Fisher
(Keywords: Drinking, Poison, Resentment, Waiting)

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
- James Forrestal
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Fact, Poison, Russia, World)

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war. I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention, but I did know of that prohibition.
- Otto Hahn
(Keywords: War, Poison, Prohibition)

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison.
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Keywords: Books, Literary, Office, Poison, Racing)

Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
- Edwin Land
(Keywords: Collaboration, Poison, Politeness)

Superstition is the poison of the mind.
- Joseph Lewis
(Keywords: Mind, Poison, Superstition)

I respect a system that says we're going to put every bit of pressure on anybody we have to put it on to get to the drug dealer who is bringing his poison into the country.
- Bill McCollum
(Keywords: Country, Poison, Pressure, Respect)

We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Belief, Corruption, Country, Court, Poison, Will)

I look at ANWR (Artic National Wildlife Refuge) as a poison pill in the energy bill.
- Ben Nelson
(Keywords: Energy, Poison, Wildlife)

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
- John Owen
(Keywords: Food, Destruction, Exercise, Man, May, Poison, Temptation)

Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.
- Joe Paterno
(Keywords: Hurt, Poison, Publicity)

Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
- Mitt Romney
(Keywords: Death, Government, Time, Opportunity, Fight, Poison, Risk, Risk-taking)

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom.
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Keywords: Growth, America, Flowers, Freedom, Poison, Slavery, Spring, Will)

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith
(Keywords: Science, Enthusiasm, Poison, Superstition)

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace
(Keywords: American, Information, Poison, Public, Violence)

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