Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison
Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.
Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.
To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy. shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee! Whereupon Winston answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable
for life. But I go marching on
We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harms we do, we do to ourselves
Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine.
Though Satan instills his poison, and fans the flames of our corrupt desires within us,we are yet not carried by any external force to the commission of sin, but our own flesh entices us, and we willingly yield to its allurements.
Vices enter into the composition of virtues as poison into that of medicines. Prudence collects and blends the two and renders them useful against the ills of life.
Food, one assumes, provides nourishment: but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
Gold is worse poison to a man's soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug.
Trifles we should let not plague us only, but also gratify us; we should seize not their poison-bags only, but their honey-bags also.
Drinking, eating, shopping,revenge,,rebound sex,drugs or whatever your poison may be will number the pain - but that's all.
Jealous people poison their own banquet and then eat it
Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words
What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.
Anxiety is the poison of human life, the parent of many sins and of more miseries.... Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
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