If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read Vietnam. It can never be saved so long as it destroys the hopes of men the world over.
Why was so much evil pleasant, pretty on the outside, like poisoned candy?
From the respect paid to property flow, as from a poisoned fountain, most of the evils and vices which render this world such a dreary scene to the contemplative mind.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realise that we can not eat money.
Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products.
Armchair warriors often fail - and we've been poisoned by these fairy tales
Everyone had a Japanese maple, although after Pearl Harbor most of these were patriotically poisoned, ringbarked and extirpated.
Not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
There is no knife that cuts so sharply and with such poisoned blade as treachery.
They'd poisoned me, dammit. Probably to trade my dead body to the barbarians for Wulfgar's safe return. Or maybe just for the fun of it.
If you can look at somebody and say, 'I never loved you, you were a mistake,' that's one thing. But if you look at him and say, 'You were everything and I poisoned it because I wouldn't stand up for myself,' that's hard. That's too hard.
While my friend was my friend, he flattered me, and I never heard the truth from him. When he became my enemy, he shot it to me on a poisoned arrow.
I think that in order to write really well and convincingly, one must be somewhat poisoned by emotion.
Plenty poisoned minds of the people are ours. Slaves, from mental death.
The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.
Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give a man a poisoned fish, you feed him for the rest of his life.
How does conservatism find its way into the body politic? I think most people actually live their lives that way, but they have been poisoned into not voting that way because the brand - conservatism brand, Republican brand - has been summarily destroyed over the years.
I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.
For me, writing [was] a question of survival. . . I could not trust anyone, even my family. The atmosphere was so poisoned. People even in your own family could turn you in.
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