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Opium Quotes

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Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

Optimism is the opium of the people.
- Milan Kundera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7


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