— Malachy McCourt Irish-American actor, writer and politician 1931
— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
Fonte: Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
„Refusing to forgive never made anyone feel better about anything. All you are doing is holding on to feelings of upset, anger and jealousy and that can never be good. I once read that being angry and unforgiving towards someone else is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (2016) https://books.google.ae/books?idnu0lCwAAQBAJ&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIMjAE
„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 a.C.
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.
Fonte: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXXXI: On benefits, Line 22
— Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Para Além do Bem e do Mal
Fonte: Beyond Good and Evil
„I am like a person who has placed poison in one of two glasses before a person he loves—and looks back upon his act with horror and incredulity—but still does not know from which glass the person will drink.“
— George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005
Princeton, April 2, 1951
„Would you care for something to drink?”
“Is it poisoned?”
“It’s Saturday,” I said. “We only serve poison during the week.“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Fonte: Magic Rises
— Wilfred Thesiger British explorer 1910 - 2003
Fonte: The Life Of My Choice (1987), p. 153.
„Is it painful to be the person who waits? Or is it more painful to be the person who makes others wait? Either way, there's no need to wait anymore. That's what is most painful." - Osamu Dazai“
— Osamu Dazai Japanese author 1909 - 1948
Fonte: Run, Melos! and Other Stories
— Hermann Hesse, livro Demian
Fonte: Demian (1919), p. 149
Contexto: Now everything changed. My childhood world was breaking apart around me. My parents eyed me with a certain embarrassment. My sisters had become strangers to me. A disenchantment falsified and blunted my usual feelings and joys: the garden lacked fragrance, the woods held no attraction for me, the world stood around me like a clearance sale of last year's secondhand goods, insipid, all its charm gone. Books were so much paper, music a grating noise. That is the way leaves fall around a tree in autumn, a tree unaware of the rain running down its sides, of the sun or the frost, and of life gradually retreating inward. The tree does not die. It waits.
„Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Senator Barack Obama’s speech to supporters after the Feb. 5 2018 nominating contests, as provided by Federal News Service and released in the New York Times (5 February 2008) https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/us/politics/05text-obama.html
— Ian Fleming, livro Thunderball
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Fonte: Vorkosigan Saga, Falling Free (1988), Chapter 14 (p. 254)
„Death induces the sensual person to say: Let us eat and drink, because tomorrow we shall die – but this is sensuality’s cowardly lust for life, that contemptible order of things where one lives in order to eat and drink instead of eating and drinking in order to live.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Fonte: 1840s, Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions (1845), p. 83
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
1992-02-14 at Kokusai Koryu Centre, Osaka, Japan
„if you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison,' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.“
— Lewis Carroll, livro Alice no País das Maravilhas
Variante: If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.
Fonte: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
— Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Prince
Fonte: Clockwork Prince