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One swallow does not make a summer.


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'Every man has his price.' This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.

Joe Paterno

Chew before you swallow.

George W. Bush

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Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.

Arthur Stringer

Young children continue to swallow medications, or doses of medications, that were not intended for them. Parents should be vigilant, whether it's storing their own medications, or other medications, or properly administering medications to children.

Dr. Dan Budnitz

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I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.


My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery.

John Cleveland

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This is a period when we've just got to take the medicine and swallow it.

George Pipas

This was a hard loss to swallow. We played well. We gave it a good shot. It just got away from us.

Stan Sexton

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I'm 71 years old, and I had no idea you could swallow a pill and have pictures taken of your insides. They've come up with so many things during my life.

Catherine Kent

Some things can swallow other things whole, but this is a chew-up-and-swallow meal.

Stephen Simpson

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That was definitely a tough one to swallow after coming back so strong [from a 5-2 deficit]. But you can't really sit back and dwell on it. It was over, so we had to move on, and we came out and played well.

Nigel Dawes

Be careful what you swallow. Chew!

Gwendolyn Brooks

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Ye blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.


I go about composing like a factory worker. I punch in. I believe it's written somewhere "Steve Swallow has to sit uneasily at the piano for ten hours before receiving his next idea," so I sit there as patiently as possible. Eventually, an idea always comes, and then the rest is science.

Steve Swallow

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It's a hard pill to swallow, ... Someone is questioning whether I'm highly qualified when I'm getting a student loan bill for my master's in the mailbox every month.

Wendy Walker

It?s tough to swallow. I never like to see a game determined at the foul line. We all watch a lot of basketball and see it happen way too often.

Denise Dillon

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For that to happen on the biggest game, on the biggest stage is tough to swallow.

Jarrett Jack

After the separation of death one can eventually swallow back one's grief, but the separation of the living is an endless, unappeasable anxiety.

Tu Fu

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