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Destroy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Destroy

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Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

 

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Technology will eventually destroy the way schools are run now.
- Daniel Greenberg

When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy,
he destroys himself.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

As a single withered tree, if set aflame,
causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
- Chanakya

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create.
They don't know how to use their energy creatively
so they do the opposite and destroy.
- Anthony Burgess

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism,
they have won.
- Joichi Ito

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

Today, we realize there are those actively seeking to harm us,
to destroy our infrastructure and take lives.
- Dave Reichert

We will talk about cooperation to destroy the disease as soon as we can.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

I wasn't with Joseph, but I believe him.
My faith did not come to me through science,
and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it.
- Thomas S. Monson

I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy;
about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.
- Dave Matthews

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room
is something no power can easily destroy.
- Salman Rushdie

I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts,
to destroy the house of my faith.
- Thomas S. Monson

The whole global warming thing is created to destroy
America's free enterprise system and our economic stability.
- Jerry Falwell

We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment.
- Wangari Maathai

Once something becomes discernible, or understandable,
we no longer need to repeat it.
We can destroy it.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship,
if it did not destroy the structure,
it obstructed its fair,
comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
- William Blake

I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
- Cyril Connolly

Unlike productions in the other arts,
all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.
- Les Brown

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

As soon as the fear approaches near,
attack and destroy it.
- Chanakya

You destroy the initiative of the working people if
they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a
part of the American Dream.
- James Sinegal

All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be,
are in point of fact subordinate to him,
and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people.
They are relentless survivors.
- Pearl S. Buck

Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs
provide the only true job security in today's world.
Weak managers are the problem.
Weak managers destroy jobs.
- Jack Welch

No one has the right to destroy another person's belief
by demanding empirical evidence.
- Ann Landers

Indecision is a virus that can run through an army
and destroy its will to win or even to survive.
- Wendell Mayes

The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural
than the instincts which preserve him.
- George Santayana

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic
nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Always remember that others may hate you but those
who hate you don't win unless you hate them.
And then you destroy yourself.
- Richard M. Nixon

In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime
can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy
the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.
- Alan Autry

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

I destroy things every day in the act of working and
often recall a picture I had considered finished in order to rework it.
- Frank Auerbach

It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media
and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
- Pat Robertson

The free nations of the world will not be pushed around
by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and
destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life.
- Eliot Engel

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of
controlling them is trying to play the angel.
- Voltaire

AIDS can destroy a family if you let it,
but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going.
Don't give up, be proud of who you are,
and never feel sorry for yourself.
- Ryan White

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape,
in the process.
- Arthur Erickson

If you give me the chance, I'll destroy America for you.
- Johnny Rotten

Go on, prove me wrong.
Destroy the fabric of the universe.
See if I care.
- Terry Prachett

The fear of death often proves mortal,
and sets people on methods to save their Lives,
which infallibly destroy them.
- Joseph Addison

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them,
and then you destroy yourself.
- Richard M. Nixon

Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education.
- Paul Erdos

We need not destroy the past.
It is gone.
- John Cage

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily,
the power to destroy.
- Daniel Webster

Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission.
- Stewart Udall


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