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We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
As journalists, we cannot swallow the official line without question. We should challenge almost everything that dictators, presidents and officials say.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.
When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow.
Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
You know, I think that allowing somebody, one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun.
What's hardest for me to swallow is when there is a love story, say, with a really high-profile male star and there's no reason I can't play the part. They say, 'Oh, we love Halle, we just don't want to go black with this part.'
The myth that people with epilepsy swallow their tongues is very injurious. When I had seizures without my roommates present, I would often wake up with my gums bleeding, my teeth hurting or my jaw aching. Often, well-intentioned people, believing I would choke on my tongue, tried to force open my clenched jaw to put in a hard object.
Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
I never think it's right to chew gum in front of other people, but a lot of times I'll come in for a meeting chewing gum and I'll forget I'm chewing it. Then you don't want to swallow it because it stays in your system for seven years or something, so I've asked to throw it away. I've started to wonder if that's why I didn't get certain movies.
One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
The design of the Mac wasn't what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it's all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it.
On more than one occasion, the camera has cut to me after a break as I'm still trying to swallow the last bite of cookie. Those of you who have thought to yourselves, 'That guy talks like he has marbles in his mouth,' should know that they are not marbles, but oatmeal cookies.
So you wound up with Apollo. If he's sometimes hard to swallow. Use this.
Even if you have a bad game, you have to swallow your pride and sign. It takes a little time, but it makes the kids happy. And it makes you feel good, too.
If somebody in the crowd spits at you, you've got to swallow it.
If you're going to have to swallow a frog, you don't want to have to look at that sucker too long!
There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.
In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you.
I admit I was drinking a Guinness... but I did not swallow.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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