Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
(Richard Sherman, songwriter, Robert Sherman, songwriter, and Clarence Brown. A Spoonful of Sugar (song), in Mary Poppins (film musical) (1964).
Julie Andrews played the title role (based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers), one of a series of "wholesome" roles which she later attempted to repudiate by wearing the badge, "Mary Poppins is a Junkie.")
The haughty and imperious part of a man develops rapidly on one of these lonely sugar plantations, where the owner rarely meets with anyone except his slaves and minions.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. I, p. 254, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (January 30, 1849).
Written while visiting a college classmate in Texas.)
Don't worry about a sugar planter. Give him a horse and he'll ride to his own funeral.
(Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Mrs. Rand, I Walked with a Zombie, to Betsy, who is afraid that Wesley is too drunk to ride home (1942).
Based on an original story by Inez Wallace.)
It is at a fair that man can be drunk forever on liquor, love, or fights; at a fair that your front pocket can be picked by a trotting horse looking for sugar, and your hind pocket by a thief looking for his fortune.
(E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. "Fall," One Man's Meat (1944).)