„Better be poisoned in one's own blood then to be poisoned in one's principle.“

As quoted by Governor Barnett's Declaration to the Profile of Mississippi Broadcast via TV and Radio. Sep. 13, 1962 http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/olemiss/controversy/doc2.html without citation and in An unknown legend of India: A bharat ratna By Gaurav Pundeer https://books.google.com/books?isbn=3736889569
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„What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.“

—  Lucretius Roman poet and philosopher -94 - -55 BC

Book IV, line 637 (reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations)
Compare: "What's one man's poison, signor, / Is another's meat or drink", Beaumont and Fletcher, Love's Cure (1647), Act III, scene 2
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Original: (la) Ut quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum.

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„My master Attalus used to say: "Evil herself drinks the largest portion of her own poison." The poison which serpents carry for the destruction of others, and secrete without harm to themselves, is not like this poison; for this sort is ruinous to the possessor.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 BC

Quemadmodum Attalus noster dicere solebat, 'malitia ipsa maximam partem veneni sui bibit'.
Illud venenum quod serpentes in alienam perniciem proferunt, sine sua continent, non est huic simile: hoc habentibus pessimum est.
Original: (la) Quemadmodum Attalus noster dicere solebat, 'malitia ipsa maximam partem veneni sui bibit'. Illud venenum quod serpentes in alienam perniciem proferunt, sine sua continent, non est huic simile: hoc habentibus pessimum est.
Source: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXXXI: On benefits, Line 22

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„4380. That which is one Man’s Meat, is another Man’s Poison.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„This much poison cannot pour in one’s ears without it will leave some trace.“

—  Tanith Lee, book Quest for the White Witch

Book Two, Part III “The Sorceress”, Chapter 1 (p. 302)
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„There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes.“

—  August Strindberg Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter 1849 - 1912

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„Malice sucks up the greatest part of its own venom, and poisons itself.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, book Essays

Of Repentance, Book III, Ch. 2 http://books.google.com/books?id=jm8-AAAAYAAJ&q=%22Malice+sucks+up+the+greatest+part+of+its+own+venom+and+poisons+itself%22&pg=PA246#v=onepage
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„Poison cures in certain contingencies, and in those cases poison is not an evil thing.“

—  Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac French author, best known for his epistolary essays 1597 - 1654

Le venin guerit en quelque rencontre, et, ce cas-là, le venin n'est pas mauvais.
Aristippe, ou De la cour (1658), Discours VI.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 139.

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„Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills.
It is not the effort nor the failure tires.
The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.“

—  William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984

"Missing Dates" (1937), line 1; cited from John Haffenden (ed.) The Complete Poems (London: Allen Lane, 2000) p. 79.
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