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  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    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.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    Allowing women the power to decide when and whether to have children is the only way to solve the 7 billion human load on this planet that threatens to destroy it. Women's equality is also men's survival.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves.
    Source: Ann Druyan (2011) 354
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
  • Sun Tzu
    Sun Tzu
    Chinese Military Strategist, Author of ''Art of War'' c 400-430 bc
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    The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
  • Katherine Anne Porter
    Katherine Anne Porter
    American short-story writer 1890-1980
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    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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
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    A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.
  • Barry Hannah
    Barry Hannah
    American novelist 1942-2010
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    A writer's job is to destroy and then to build the thing back up again by a chosen means.
  • Bernard Law Montgomery
    Bernard Law Montgomery
    British general 1887-1976
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    Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
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