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Ruin Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Ruin

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

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Worry Regret

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
- Scott McNealy

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

 

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child.
We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
- Rita Rudner

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great
design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf.
- Darrell Royal

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The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world
before it leaves the stage of history.
- Buenaventura Durruti

After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months.
- King George V

Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.
- Hesiod

Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

Higher taxes is the road to ruin.
We must and we will shrink our government,
and that means making some tough choices,
tightening our belts.
- Chris Christie

Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
- Honore de Balzac

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true;
they ruin our dreams.
- Eric Hoffer

This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film!
So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that
is needed to collaborate comfortably.
- Helena Christensen

If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene,
if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or
taking something in a weird direction,
try it.
- Rachel Dratch

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes
his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison

It was something she didn't want me to do because she
thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem.
My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it,
let her try it.'
- Ellen Muth

Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin,
and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide.
- Friedrich List

Patience is the support of weakness;
impatience the ruin of strength.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well.
I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes.
But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
- Ted Rall

He who overcomes himself is divine.
Most see their ruin before their eyes;
but they go on into it.
- Leopold Von Ranke

The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion,
ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Movies can't ruin books.
They can only ruin movies.
- S. E. Hinton

What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country.
What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.
- Ambrose Bierce

What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?
- Djuna Barnes

If you think of paying court to the men in power,
your eternal ruin is assured.
- Stendhal

Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization,
to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions;
but it produces nothing.
- Georges Sorel

Many have been ruined by their fortunes,
and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune.
To obtain it the great have become little,
and the little great.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

No; small timers get into it, and ruin it for everyone.
- John Dillinger

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways,
women, gambling, and farming.
My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation,
leads to ruin.
- Tacitus

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness;
and he will never come to utter ruin.
- Aeschylus

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant,
to ruin runs.
- Edward Young

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

It is not tolerable, it is not possible,
that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin,
so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
- Charles de Gaulle

There will always be something to ruin our lives,
it all depends on what or which finds us first.
We are always ripe and ready to be taken.
- Charles Bukowski

The minds of men are at last aroused;
reason looks out and justifies her own,
and malice finds all her work is ruin.
- Ralph Chaplin

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
- John Tillotson

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- Adam Rickitt

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop

The road to ruin is always in good repair,
and the travellers pay the expense of it.
- Josh Billings

I'll just be sitting down having dinner with girlfriends
or something and people come up and ruin the dinner.
- Holly Valance

I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image.
- Courtney Love

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll.
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.
Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron

What each man feared would happen to himself,
did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.
- Virgil

Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body
of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it.
- Richard Parks Bland

You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin
by your own want of sense.
- Aeschylus

We have made drugs an Olympic event.
It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even
the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
- Bill Toomey

That friend a great man's ruin strongly checks,
who rails into his belief all his defects.
- John Webster

You have undertaken to cheat me.
I won't sue you, for the law is too slow.
I'll ruin you.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,'
in Dylan Thomas's verse -
yet we seem the same.
- John Thorn

Success tempts many to their ruin.
- Phaedrus

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
- Warren Buffett

It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law,
but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush,
each pursuing his own best interest in a society that
believes in the freedom of the commons.
- Garrett Hardin

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data.
In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings,
wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean

Reality continues to ruin my life.
- Bill Watterson

Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
- Josh Billings

I am dead set against free agency.
It can ruin baseball.
- George Steinbrenner

I don't want to bother them and ruin the party they
are preparing so carefully at La Scala.
- Riccardo Muti

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen,
what an idiot I would be today.
Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon,
it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth,
they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus

Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.
- Garrett Hardin

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall,
freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Worm or beetle - drought or tempest -
on a farmer's land may fall,
Each is loaded full o' ruin, but a mortgage beats 'em all.
- Will Carleton

We are in a period when old questions are settled and
the new are not yet brought forward.
Extreme party action, if continued in such a time,
would ruin the party.
Moderation is its only chance.
The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

It goes to establish a just and permanent principle
of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations
in prices and consequently,
to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce;
and to build up those who are already ruined.
- Josiah Warren

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed
to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I
am never a gain elected I will have the gratification
to know that I have done my duty.
- Davy Crockett

We would fight not for the political future of a distant city,
rather for principles whose destruction would ruin
the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
- Neville Chamberlain


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