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Opium Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Opium

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The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent
about the introduction of opium,
and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.
- Townsend Harris

It appears that the English think the Japanese...
are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.
- Townsend Harris

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook,
an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient
while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley

Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium.
- Robert Trout

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Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God
to give to man to relieve his sufferings,
none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
- Thomas Sydenham

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.
It is the opium of the people.
- Karl Marx

The expense of a war could be paid in time;
but the expense of opium,
when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.
- Townsend Harris


 

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence,
and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
- Antonin Artaud

Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx

There is always a need for intoxication:
China has opium,
Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
- Andre Malraux

The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium,
shortly after taking over Bengal.
- Robert Trout

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses,
it's the cyanide.
- Tom Robbins

If organized religion is the opium of the masses,
then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.
- Kerry Thornley

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering,
there is nothing real.
- Andre Malraux

Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.
- Robert Trout

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

Optimism is the opium of the people.
- Milan Kundera

If you make a treaty first with the United States and
settle the matter of the opium trade,
England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
- Townsend Harris

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine,
there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
- Robert Trout

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium:
its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
- Thomas de Quincey

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us,
while still broad awake; it can make transparent the
mountains and everything that exists.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The President of the United States thinks that for
the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
- Townsend Harris

Everything one does in life, even love,
occurs in an express train racing toward death.
To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving.
It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
- Jean Cocteau

The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine,
forcing us to spend much of our lives,
like junkies, in book shops and libraries,
those literary counterparts to the opium den.
- Phillip Adams

The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one
of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire:
the takeover and destruction of India,
and the use of India to flood China with opium.
- Robert Trout

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition,
men have at all times, and in all countries,
called in some physical aid to their moral consolations -
wine,
beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
- Edmund Burke

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real
suffering and a protest against real suffering.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the sentiment of the heartless world,
as it is the soul of soulless condition.
It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks
to fly to Washington to picket.
If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks
to fly to Albany to picket.
If you don't like me, 90 cents.
- Edward Koch

The United States brags about its political system,
but the President says one thing during the election,
something else when he takes office,
something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.
- Deng Xiaoping

Although...
the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen
by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures,
yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only,
but of the whole people of the United States.
- James K. Polk

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues,
but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture.
They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.
- Pat Roberts

Given the daunting challenges that we face,
it's important that president elect Obama is prepared
to really take power and begin to rule day one.
- Valerie Jarrett

We were sent to this country by the President,
who desires to promote the welfare of Japan,
and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries.
- Townsend Harris

The president of the United States actually has to
be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
- John Edwards

Welcome to President Bush, Mrs.
Bush, and my fellow astronauts.
- Dan Quayle

The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled
without adequate funding,
and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is
breaking his promise to our children.
- Joe Lieberman

When the President was asked about global warming at
a public appearance yesterday,
he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil.
You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill

For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him,
Rwanda was a marginal problem.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age,
only by his works.' And ever since he told me that,
I stopped worrying.
- Ronald Reagan

I pledge to you today that as president,
in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase
in special education ever.
- Al Gore

There's no way that I could be the president.
You can't have a pacifist in the White House...
I'm an actor.
This is what I do for a living.
- Martin Sheen

In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently
killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov
in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
- Ed Markey

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer
growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was
not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
- John Dean

The President should spend his time going after the
terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism
information with countries that sponsor terrorism.
- Frank Lautenberg

The most used phrase in my administration if I were
to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?"
- Glenn Beck

Today it is becoming harder to speak out,
with the inception of the Patriot Act,
the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
- Frank Serpico

That loyal retainer of the Chase Manhattan Bank,
the American president.
- Gore Vidal

If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war
American president would have been hanged.
- Noam Chomsky

It's pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect
and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team.
- Christine Todd Whitman

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.
- William J. Clinton

Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
- Ethel Merman

He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter;
everybody he calls on to help him is busy,
but lo and behold, you look across the room,
and I'm waiting for that action.
- Derek Luke

We will be drawing down some troops.
If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success,
he actually, I think, has some opportunity.
- Stuart Rothenberg

Without a Mayaguez, or something comparable that we
don't see in the immediate future,
there is probably no one thing the President can do
to himself to turn this situation around.
- Robert Teeter

So we need the same strategy, we need young,
aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done,
but getting them through is the challenge.
- Jay Alan Sekulow


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