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Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
I've banged my head quite a bit. I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC. And of course, Ratt and Poison.
Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
Emile M. Cioran
Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
It started when I woke up, all I wanted to do is jump out of the window. I didn't want to eat anymore, because I was afraid that I might poison myself somehow.
Live or die, but don't poison everything.
One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.
Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Botox, I think, is poison, I would never put it into my face, and I'm needle-phobic. I spend a lot of time keeping my face out of the sun and taking care of my skin and wearing make-up.
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.
On the one hand Twitter gives you the opportunity to engage with people, which is great, but on the other there are people who feel they can say whatever they want, put poison out there, really, without fear of any repercussions.
Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
The dose makes the poison.
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
The coward's weapon, poison.
This Christian poison hasn't stopped yet.
If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.
We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.
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.
Someone needs to remind American CEOs that if you can't run a company that is innovative, financially sound and doesn't poison the rest of us, You can't run a company.
I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic.
I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
Orson Scott Card
Men and women have served and died to protect American democracy, but their sacrifice will be for naught if that democracy dies from the poison the Supreme Court has injected into our political organs.
Jennifer M. Granholm
Most human beings have enough sense to know that if they work in a city that has a serious smog problem, it's wise to either stay indoors or at least wear a mask that will filter out the poison. But cigarette smokers have their own little concentrated toxic smog pack that they don't avoid.
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