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Letter "T" » taint
«Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.»
«A decorator tainted with insanity.»
«Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.»
«As the all-pervading ether is not tainted because of its subtlety, similarly the Self, seated in everybody, is not tainted.»
«SCARIFICATION, n. A form of penance practised by the mediaeval pious. The rite was performed, sometimes with a knife, sometimes with a hot iron, but always, says Arsenius Asceticus, acceptably if the penitent spared himself no pain nor harmless disfigurement. Scarification, with other crude penances, has now been superseded by benefaction. The founding of a library or endowment of a university is said to yield to the penitent a sharper and more lasting pain than is conferred by the knife or iron, and is therefore a surer means of grace. There are, however, two grave objections to it as a penitential method: the good that it does and the taint of justice.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, last rites
, The Rite
«Capricious, wanton, bold, and brutal lust Is meanly selfish; when resisted, cruel; And, like the blast of pestilential winds, Taints the sweet bloom of nature's fairest forms»
Author: John Milton
, The Sweet
«His money is twice tainted: 'taint yours and 'taint mine»
«He paid some attention to the management of his collieries in the Midland counties, excusing himself for this taint of industry on the ground that the one advantage of having coal was that it enabled a gentleman to afford the decency of burning wood on his own hearth.»
Author: Oscar Wilde
, on his own
«Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.»
«I hate ingratitude more in a person; than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or, any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.»
Author: William Shakespeare