Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
— Charlie Chaplin

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Carl Jung narcotics quote

Power (n): The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
— Anonymous

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
— Martin H. Fischer

Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.
— narcotics quotation by Gerald Early