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Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
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.
Chemotherapy isn't good for you. So when you feel bad, as I am feeling now, you think, 'Well that is a good thing because it's supposed to be poison. If it's making the tumor feel this queasy, then I'm OK with it.'
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
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.
Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
I will not sit in a room with black people when the N word is used. I know it was meant to belittle a person, so I will not sit there and have that poison put on me. Now a black person can say, 'Oh, you know, I can use this word because I'm black.'
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
Henry Ward Beecher
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.
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.
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
Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
Live or die, but don't poison everything.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison.
There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison, and other people just hate him regular.
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.
When I go to the clinic next and sit with a tube in my arm and watch the poison go in, I'm in an attitude of abject passivity. It doesn't feel like fighting at all; it just feels like submitting.
No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
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
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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