„What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.“

—  Lukrez

Book IV, line 637 (reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations)
Compare: "What's one man's poison, signor, / Is another's meat or drink", Beaumont and Fletcher, Love's Cure (1647), Act III, scene 2
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Original: (la) Ut quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum.

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Philosoph der Antike -94 - -55 v.Chr

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„His food
Was glory, which was poison to his mind
And peril to his body.“

—  Henry Taylor English playwright and poet 1800 - 1886

Act I, sc. 5.
Philip van Artevelde (1834)

Steven Erikson Foto
Cassandra Clare Foto

„I give you bitter pills, in a sugar coating. The pills are harmless - the poison's in the sugar“

—  James St. James American writer 1966

Quelle: Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland

Paulo Coelho Foto

„The great problem with poisoning by Bitterness was that the passions — hatred, love, despair, enthusiasm, curiosity — also ceased to manifest themselves.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Veronika Decides to Die (1998)
Kontext: The great problem with poisoning by Bitterness was that the passions — hatred, love, despair, enthusiasm, curiosity — also ceased to manifest themselves. After a while, the embittered person felt no desire at all. They lacked the will either to live or to die, that was the problem.

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Foto

„Better be poisoned in one's own blood then to be poisoned in one's principle.“

—  Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Indian independence activist 1890 - 1988

As quoted by Governor Barnett's Declaration to the Profile of Mississippi Broadcast via TV and Radio. Sep. 13, 1962 http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/olemiss/controversy/doc2.html without citation and in An unknown legend of India: A bharat ratna By Gaurav Pundeer https://books.google.com/books?isbn=3736889569
Famous speeches

George Horne Foto

„Riches, honors and pleasure are the sweets which destroy the mind’s appetite for heavenly food; poverty, disgrace and pain are the bitters which restore it.“

—  George Horne English churchman, writer and university administrator 1730 - 1792

Quelle: The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne, 1809, p. 310

Lin Yutang Foto

„What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?“

—  Lin Yutang Chinese writer 1895 - 1976

Variante: What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?

H. Rider Haggard Foto
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Ben Harper Foto

„What was this intellectual well-poisoning?“

—  Róbert Puzsér hungarian publicist 1974

Quotes from him, Csillag születik (talent show between 2011-2012)
Original: (hu) Mi volt ez a szellemi kútmérgezés?

Vasily Blyukher Foto

„What dirt, what bitterness, what meanness…“

—  Vasily Blyukher Soviet military commander 1889 - 1938

Blyukher during his interrogation by the NKVD in 1938. Quoted in Paweł Wieczorkiewicz, Noty biograficzne w: Fenomen Stalina, Warsaw, 1988.

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„My master Attalus used to say: "Evil herself drinks the largest portion of her own poison." The poison which serpents carry for the destruction of others, and secrete without harm to themselves, is not like this poison; for this sort is ruinous to the possessor.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr

Quemadmodum Attalus noster dicere solebat, 'malitia ipsa maximam partem veneni sui bibit'.
Illud venenum quod serpentes in alienam perniciem proferunt, sine sua continent, non est huic simile: hoc habentibus pessimum est.
Original: (la) Quemadmodum Attalus noster dicere solebat, 'malitia ipsa maximam partem veneni sui bibit'. Illud venenum quod serpentes in alienam perniciem proferunt, sine sua continent, non est huic simile: hoc habentibus pessimum est.
Quelle: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXXXI: On benefits, Line 22

Joseph Conrad Foto

„One must have lived on such diet to discover what ghastly trouble the necessity of swallowing one's food become.“

—  Joseph Conrad, buch An Outpost of Progress

Tales of Unrest http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1202/1202-h/1202-h.htm. An Outpost of Progress (1902)

Charles Darwin Foto

„Worms seize leaves and other objects, not only to serve as food, but for plugging up the mouths of their burrows; and this is one of their strongest instincts.“

—  Charles Darwin, buch The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms

Quelle: The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms (1881), Chapter 2: Habits of Worms, p. 58. http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?pageseq=73&itemID=F1357&viewtype=image

Alcuin Foto

„What makes bitter things sweet? Hunger.“

—  Alcuin English scholar and abbot 735 - 804

in R Lacey and D Danziger, The Year 1000, Little, Brown and Co,GB, 1999, p. 57

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