Poison Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old poison quotes, poison sayings, and poison proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.     


Where the poison wind blows a deadly plague spreading negativity, viciously unto every city.     

Louis Eric Barrier

one pain is cured by another. catch some new infection in your eye and the poison of the old one would die     

William Shakespeare

The poison came in liquid, she was naked all the time.     

Tom Petty

What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.     


The poison of selfishness destroys the world.     

Catherine Of Siena

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.     

Jean Anouilh

One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.     

Steve Maraboli

There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes.     

August Strindberg

Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins.     

Ed McCabe

The poison dart hidden in the raisin tart.     

Christopher Paolini

The world could bring you poison in a jewelled cup, or surprising gifts. Sometimes you didn't know which of them it was.     

Guy Gavriel Kay

Don't show a friend your gift, or your bag of money if you still want to maintain your relationship, but if nay, go on, and all you'll see is hate and jealousy, and you'll fight with him in the street like a dog and all you'll feel is regret.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.     


There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.     


The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.     

Simone Weil

The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.     

Yasmin Mogahed

Snake's poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means death.     


Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy's poison but also purges us of our own filth.     

Mao Zedong

Fear has the role we give it. We are able to empower or poison ourselves to whatever degree we want. This is the beauty of our design.     

Steve Maraboli

Everything is toxic. That's the point. You can't avoid toxins. Thinking you can is just another symptom of the toxic overload stage.     

Jane Smiley

Toxic people sell you short. When you listen to them, you give them power, that's when you sell yourself short.     

Tony Curl

Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.     


Poison. The perfect weapon for a snake.     

Suzanne Collins

Not all poison was bitter. Some of the deadliest poisons in the world tasted sweet; they were that much more dangerous because of it.     

Nenia Campbell

A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And a lot of poison at the end, for a pleasant death.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Toxic remnants of war represent a profound challenge for the protection of public health and the restoration of the environment in countries affected by conflict.     

Widad Akrawi

Poison cannot penetrate the hand that is free of wounds.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

When poison becomes a habit, it ceases to injure: make your soul gradually acquainted with death.     

Saib Tabrizi

Be careful what you say for you can never take back the poison you threw.     

Joyce Guo