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Destroying Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Destroying

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Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political Hate

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower PHOTO

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

The mission of the press is to spread culture while
destroying the attention span.
- Karl Kraus

Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether
it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished,
as long as death doesn't lose its rights.
- Ivan Turgenev

In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate
and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying
others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
- Heather Donahue

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The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish
a man's growth without destroying his roots.
- Frank Howard Clark

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
- R. D. Laing

Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory
of a beginning and all fear of an end.
- Madame de Stael

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior;
she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying
and human being destroying.
- Olivia De Havilland

I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going
to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without
destroying the environment on which it is all based.
- Brian Mulroney

The point is to change one's life.
The point is not to give some vent to the emotions
that have been destroying one;
the point is so to act that one can master them now.
- Barbara Deming

You know, we're really destroying ourselves because
we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.
- Ralph Steadman

We butchered the force present at the airport,
we are destroying them.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at
destroying the independence of Hungary as a state,
has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.
- Lajos Kossuth

Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment,
damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers
billions of dollars annually.
- John M. McHugh

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue;
they support the laws before destroying them.
- Voltaire

Destroying is a necessary function in life.
Everything has its season, and all things eventually
lose their effectiveness and die.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

If you want a higher power, go to the goddamn sun.
Just go to the sun - and stop destroying the ozone layer.
- Susan Powter

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
- Chuck Palahniuk

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by
a true genius and destroying it essentially!
I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit -
and even a bit lower than that.
- Randy Newman

There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
- Colin Hay

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which
each feeds upon the other,
drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying
the soul of an individual -
and the soul of a people.
- Anwar Sadat

Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can,
regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful
corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy.
- John Jay Hooker

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image,
etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just
a small group of people who have hijacked a religion,
but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
- Tom Tancredo

Sept.
11 represented a terrorist attack aimed at destroying
everything that America stands for -
our freedoms and our way of life.
- John Whitehead

You can grow without destroying the things that you love.
- Ed McMahon

My mum has never wanted me to have children.
She thinks I would be destroying my life,
even now.
- Tracey Emin

Today, the tide has turned, we are destroying them.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The President is destroying the fabric of America with
a combined policy of war,
tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs.
- Charles Rangel

I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist...
I hate fundamentalism in all its forms.
Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty
and capable of destroying the world.
- Warren Mitchell

We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment.
But often it is the powerful, including governments,
that are responsible.
- Wangari Maathai

It wasn't so much destroying my dancing,
it was destroying me.
- Tracey Emin

Instead of destroying an area for a paltry amount of oil,
we should be increasing fuel standards for automobiles
and focusing our efforts on biofuels and other alternatives.
- Raul Grijalva

Clint Eastwood is aging beautifully.
But someone like Burt Reynolds and others are practically
destroying their faces in the amount of work they have.
- William Devane

We're in an illusion about what our role is in world
politics and foreign affairs,
and our policies are killing and destroying and doing
a lot of things that we are not aware of.
- Talib Kweli

Never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself.
- Paul Begala

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning
a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
- E. O. Wilson

Ritual will always mean throwing away something:
destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Only man clogs his happiness with care,
destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
- John Dryden

The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass
something along to their children,
and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
- Mac Thornberry

We can continue to make significant strides in the
scientific community by exploring new stem cell research
methods that do not include destroying human embryos.
- John Boehner

I have seen the science I worshiped,
and the aircraft I loved,
destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
- Charles Lindbergh

People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts.
Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts,
neglecting children, destroying relations with family
and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult.
- Keith Henson

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised
by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the
terrible walls which imprison men because they are
different from other men.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

We have a lot to gain through furthering stem cell research,
but medical breakthroughs should be fundamentally about saving,
not destroying, human life.
Therefore, I support stem cell research that does not destroy the embryo.
- Michael Steele

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things:
that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected;
and that women can only attain equality by having the
legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.
- Robert Casey

We can't leave people in abject poverty,
so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people,
while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who
are destroying our natural resources.
- Jane Goodall

We do as much harm holding onto programs and people
past their natural life span as we do when we employ
massive organizational air strikes.
However, destroying comes at the end of life's cycle,
not as a first response.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists,
these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation,
driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world.
- Jerry Falwell

The front-line soldier wants it to be got over by the
physical process of his destroying enough Germans to end it.
He is truly at war.
The rest of us, no matter how hard we work,
are not.
- Ernie Pyle

There are many alternatives to embryonic stem cell research,
alternatives with great potential.
We need to support these and oppose creating life for
the sole purpose of destroying it.
- Ernest Istook

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead
of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process,
which should be about how much responsibilities you
carry as an athlete and a citizen.
- Alexis Arguello

Traveling is my form of self-education.
Every stream I fish now is not as good as it used to be.
Traveling is my form of self-education.
Every stream I fish now is not as good as it used to be.
If you keep your eyes open as you travel around,
you realize we are destroying this planet.
- Yvon Chouinard

Multinational corporations do control.
They control the politicians.
They control the media.
They control the pattern of consumption,
entertainment, thinking.
They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation
for violent outbursts and racial division.
- Jerry Brown

The story is also about the battle between Arthur and the Saxons.
The Saxons were destroying everything they came across
and Arthur was left when Rome was falling because this
movie takes place in 400 A.D.
- Antoine Fuqua

Every single major push in education has made it worse
and right now it's really bad because everything we've
done is de-humanizing education.
It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and
the student having a warm,
friendly, intellectual relationship.
- William Glasser

It's about time we all faced up to the truth.
If we accept the radical homosexual agenda,
be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives,
we are utterly destroying the concept of family.
- Alan Keyes

The common erotic project of destroying women makes
it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood;
this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork
for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
- Andrea Dworkin

I think every religious person should have a deep sense
of respect for other people's religious documents and
religious symbols just as we were deeply opposed to
the Taliban destroying the two historic buddhas which they blew up.
So I think we ought to all oppose burning the Koran.
- Newt Gingrich

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent,
too.
Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate,
action: you liberate a city by destroying it.
Words are to confuse, so that at election time people
will solemnly vote against their own interests.
- Gore Vidal

I learned the business in about two months,
and then made as much as the others,
and was consequently doing quite well when the factory burned down,
destroying all our machines - 150 of them.
This was very hard on the girls who had paid for their machines.
- Rose Schneiderman

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

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

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

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


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