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Opium Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Opium are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Optimism is the opium of the people.
- Milan Kundera

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

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

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

Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart...
forgiveness saves the expense of anger,
the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More

The Creator has not thought proper
to mark those in the forehead
who are of stuff to make good generals.
We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold,
and then let them learn the trade
at the expense of great losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition -
forget fatigue -
till,
by the strength of prayer and sacrifice,
the spirit of love shall have overcome .
- Maria W. Chapman

I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all
expense which does not end in pleasing me.
- Charles Townshend

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

The myth of black women profiting at the expense of
black men is the oldest rap around.
- Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life
beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
- E. M. Forster

The road to ruin is always in good repair,
and the travellers pay the expense of it.
- Josh Billings

A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety,
costs too much.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies
of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense,
and in the most honorable manner.
- Edward Everett

The will to label will always prevail over what's being labeled,
usually at the expense of either truth or understanding.
- Boyd Rice

A sure way to lose happiness, I found,
is to want it at the expense of everything else.
- Bette Davis

Western society has many flaws, and it is good for
an educated person to have thought some of these through,
even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks
the welfare of a single interest at the expense and
to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson

There are growing concerns that oil companies are making
too much in profits at the expense of consumers.
- Pete Domenici

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
- Jean de La Fontaine

There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.
- Anwar Sadat

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly,
not only in the expense of the advertising but in the
detrimental effect produced upon the customer,
who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker

The men and women who serve in our military have won
for us every hour we live in freedom,
sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.
- Bob Riley

They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense,
that it is better to endure competition for rich customers
than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers.
- Frederic Bastiat

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous,
and the expense damnable.
- Lord Chesterfield

Almost anything makes me laugh, especially jokes at my own expense.
And I will never, ever admit to being ticklish anywhere.
- Judd Nelson

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice;
no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
- Ernest Renan

No expense has been incurred but what has been approved
of and provided for by Parliament.
- Robert Walpole

Well there are those who think you can only succeed
at someone else's expense.
- Boy George

Tax breaks can serve a vital role in keeping and bringing jobs to our state;
however,
without accountability, they are little more than loopholes at taxpayers' expense.
- Jeanne Kohl-Welles

The income from sales now covers the expense of materials
but I expect this to improve.
- Mike Thompson

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

We make a lot of fun at President Clinton's expense.
But this transition is going to be tough because it's
been 25 years since this guy has gotten laid in the private sector.
- David Letterman

The Super Bowl isn't for kids, I had a great time though
and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing
this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.
- Andy Rooney

Fame and power are the objects of all men.
Even their partial fruition is gained by very few;
and that,
too, at the expense of social pleasure,
health, conscience, life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

People are never more insecure than when they become
obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Norman Cousins

In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the
expense of the suffering of the hostages.
- Alberto Fujimori

Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at
the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.
- Terry Eagleton

At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan
base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart.
- George Duke

Then hast our the Red Stone perfect with less labour,
expense of time and costs, for the which ever thank God.
- George Ripley

The closest thing to a law of nature in business is
that form has an affinity for expense,
while substance has an affinity for income.
- Dee Hock

Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops,
particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency
and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
- Christopher Dodd

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
- Titus Maccius Plautus


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