— John Locke English philosopher and physician 1632 - 1704
„What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.“
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.
„There are days when solitude, for someone my age, 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.“
— Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954
Quelle: Oeuvres complètes en seize volumes
— Henry Taylor English playwright and poet 1800 - 1886
Act I, sc. 5.
Philip van Artevelde (1834)
„“What do you mean by a tyrant?”
“One whose blood was poisoned by the ambition to rule over others.”“
— Steven Erikson, buch Gardens of the Moon
Quelle: Gardens of the Moon (1999), Chapter 10 (p. 309)
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Prince
Quelle: Clockwork Prince
— James St. James American writer 1966
Quelle: Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland
„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 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
„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 Chinese writer 1895 - 1976
Variante: What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?
„The food that memory gives to eat is bitter to the taste, and it is only with the teeth of hope that we can bear to bite it.“
— H. Rider Haggard, buch She: A History of Adventure
She (1887), CHAPTER XVII, THE BALANCE TURNS
„You know what's so great about junk food? Fat people who eat too much die young from cholesterol poisoning! It's a problem that solves itself!“
— Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983
My Tribute to the U.S.
Fully Ramblomatic, Essays
„Children come running to the truth
But you've got to peel the skin to get the fruit
And while one's living high another's grieving
But what's sweet by morning is bitter by the evening
Oh - What's sweet by morning is bitter by the evening.“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Song lyrics, There Will Be a Light (2004)
„The most bitter insult one can offer to a Londoner is "bastard" — which, taken for what it means, is hardly an insult at all.“
— George Orwell, buch Down and Out in Paris and London
Quelle: Down and out in Paris and London (1933), Ch. 32
„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
„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)
„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