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Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.
For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to - I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me.
There is no 'slippery slope' toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
Alan K. Simpson
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.
It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.
Robert Downey, Jr.
The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things than the cool and slippery disputant.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Grief and memory go together. After someone dies, that's what you're left with. And the memories are so slippery yet so rich.
Never bend the rules. You bend the rules a little bit and then it's a slippery slope.
This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom - the fear of God.
I see women in their 30s getting plastic surgery, pulling this up and tucking that back. It's like a slippery slope - once you start you pull one thing one way and then you think, 'Oh my God, I've got to do the other side.'
More guns equaling more safety is a slippery slope, and what makes it so is human blood.
Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
D. H. Lawrence
Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.
'Vegetarian' is a slippery word. I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck - the point is I'm vegan.
And I like to keep whatever is mine remaining that way. It's a funny little game to play and it's a slippery slope. I always say to myself I'm never going to give anything away because there's never any point or benefit for me.
I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.
In the past, I often found that when I reached out for a fast cure it led me down a slippery slope of more medications, hopeful dependence on the next prescription and ultimately a much longer drawn-out illness.
When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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