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Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside ...
by Andre Malraux

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

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
- Andre Malraux

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
- Andre Malraux

 

An art book is a museum without walls.
- Andre Malraux

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love.
To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone -
even to himself.
- Andre Malraux

There are not fifty ways of fighting,
there's only one, and that's to win.
Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
- Andre Malraux

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

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
- Andre Malraux

Communism destroys democracy.
Democracy can also destroy Communism.
- Andre Malraux

All art is a revolt against man's fate.
- Andre Malraux

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale;
and he wishes that it were.
- Andre Malraux

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
- Andre Malraux

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
- Andre Malraux

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened.
It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
- Andre Malraux

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been,
its style transmits its music only.
- Andre Malraux

Often the difference between a successful person and
a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas,
but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas,
to take a calculated risk - and to act.
- Andre Malraux

Then I despair...
I remember that all through history,
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been murderers and tyrants,
and for a time they can seem invincible.
But in the end they always fall.
Think of it always.
- Andre Malraux

Optimism is the opium of the people.
- Milan Kundera

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

Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx

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

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

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All I have seen teaches me to trust
the creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Experience teaches only the teachable.
- Aldous Huxley

If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home,
how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve
worldly conflicts with force?
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

If the experience of science teaches anything,
it's that the world is very strange and surprising.
The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.
- John Polkinghorne

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred;
it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I like the religion that teaches liberty,
equality and fraternity.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Nobody teaches you to be a father.
Nobody teaches you to be a husband.
Nobody teaches you how to be a star.
You have to learn to work with the tools.
- David Soul

And it was a great experience, you know,
to travel the world and compete at a certain level.
It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.
- Jason Statham

It's very important to always put things in their historical contexts.
It teaches important lessons about the country in question.
- Warren Christopher

Our government...
teaches the whole people by its example.
If the government becomes the lawbreaker,
it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to
become a law unto himself;
it invites anarchy.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.
- Mariel Hemingway

A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;
it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
- Gertrude Jekyll

Routine physical punishment such as spanking teaches
a toddler that might makes right and that it is fine
to hit when one is stronger and can get away with it.
- Alicia F. Lieberman

Clearly there are individuals who don't understand what the church teaches,
or they think it's so limiting.
- William P. Leahy

Every theory of love, from Plato down,
teaches that each individual loves in the other sex
what he lacks in himself.
- G. Stanley Hall

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them.
Humor teaches tolerance.
- W. Somerset Maugham


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