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Prevent Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Prevent

Please enjoy these Prevent Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Related topics: Values

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

 

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

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We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years,
we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will
go on to have problems later in life.
- John Walters

We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that,
in the end, grinds to a halt.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

He who does not prevent a crime when he can,
encourages it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Constitution shall never be construed...
to prevent the people of the United States who are
peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
- Samuel Adams

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses,
you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves,
and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
- Jupiter Hammon

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
- Lord Melbourne

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that,
if they do not frighten our neighbours,
at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
- Elizabeth I

A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from
flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects
from moving across boundaries.
That's absurd.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis
to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.
- David Baker

We want better reasons for having children than not
knowing how to prevent them.
- Dora Russell

In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago.
Yet we have done so much in only a few years,
and we will continue to do so in the future,
to prevent such attacks on America.
- George Allen

I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human
intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather
critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland.
- Jim Ramstad

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent
the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain
tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.
- Richard Neal

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
- John Randolph

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

Is this not the true romantic feeling;
not to desire to escape life,
but to prevent life from escaping you.
- Thomas Wolfe

You can't defend.
You can't prevent.
The only thing you can do is detect and respond.
- Bruce Schneier

We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put
something before us to prevent us seeing it.
- Blaise Pascal

The truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is that they
don't prevent Israel from existing or even flourishing,
they prevent Palestine from coming into existence.
- Michael Medved

We count on winning.
And if we lose, don't beef.
And the best way to prevent beefing is -
don't lose.
- Knute Rockne

I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental,
superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me.
- Conrad Veidt

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

Ask yourself: was there anything I could have done
to prevent the situation? If the answer is yes,
do something now and become a better person for it.
- Dave Pelzer

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war,
but I could not.
The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves,
and so the war came.
- Jefferson Davis

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
- Joseph Butler

A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke,
only man can prevent.
- Elie Wiesel

The establishment of a National Methamphetamine Prevention
Week will significantly increase awareness of meth
and educate the public on effective ways to help prevent its use.
- Ron Lewis

The best care on earth cannot prevent us all dying in the end.
- Polly Toynbee

Removing substantial fuel loads from our forests helps
prevent catastrophic fire and better protects species,
watersheds and neighboring communities that call them home.
- Greg Walden

Black people have always been used as a buffer in this
country between powers to prevent class war.
- Toni Morrison

Nothing is going to improve my hearing.
I've only got to prevent it from getting worse.
- Stephanie Beacham

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children.
It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous,
to prevent the organization of the workers.
- Ella R. Bloor

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time,
but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
- T. S. Eliot

The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to
be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect.
- Henry Knox

There never was a time when, in my opinion,
some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
- Ulysses S. Grant

For ultimately, the only way to win wars,
is to prevent them occurring in the first place.
- Owen Arthur

There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent
your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.
- Bruce Schneier

We must expect reverses, even defeats.
They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence,
to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our
falling into greater disasters.
- Robert E. Lee

The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought
to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence.
That's what antitrust is all about.
- Charles James

Ultimately, China may use force to push for unification with Taiwan,
a scenario we all must work to prevent.
- Michael K. Simpson

The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering
how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure
or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
- Philip Emeagwali

I really believe my greatest service is in the many unwise steps I prevent.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

There are very many people who read simply to prevent
themselves from thinking.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Bipartisanship is nice, but it cannot be a substitute for action,
not having it cannot prevent us from going forward.
- Nancy Pelosi

There are two reasons for drinking: one is,
when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other,
when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.
- Thomas Love Peacock

The only way I would go back to hosting would be if
it were something entirely new.
It would prevent me from wanting to host a standard-fare kind of talk show.
- Garry Shandling

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it,
it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
- Lord Milner

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream
of there being a pie cut up and shared.
Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there
is always one bad apple in every barrel.
- Rick Danko

I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute;
it's always subject to some overriding utility which
may prevent its exercise.
- Peter Singer

So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it,
and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty.
- James Wolfensohn

Myths are a waste of time.
They prevent progression.
- Barbra Streisand

The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent
access to the legal system for those who are hurt.
- Joe Baca

At the end of the day, we're just trying to prevent
each other from going mad.
- Will Champion

I don't need arms, and neither does anyone else...
At the very least, a ban would prevent fights from turning deadly.
- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating
your words and following your methods but by finding
new words and creating new methods.
- Virginia Woolf

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life,
the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
- William J. Mayo

To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
- Tryon Edwards


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