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American writer 1899-19610
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
American statesman 1809-18650
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center, a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was, not just damaged but, totally destroyed.
English writer and cleric 1771-18450
Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
American writer 1899-19610
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Source: The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
Roman historian 86-34 BC0
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-0
Every time a woman makes herself laugh at her husband's often-told jokes she betrays him. The man who looks at his woman and says ''What would I do without you?'' is already destroyed.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit0
Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
Pools journalist 1932-0
First you destroy those who create values. Then you destroy those who know what the values are, and who also know that those destroyed before were in fact the creators of values. But real barbarism begins when no one can any longer judge or know that what he does is barbaric.
English writer 1709-17840
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by an intemperate diet.
In Poland born English writer 1857-19240
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
William B. Yeats
Irish poet 1865-19180
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-19470
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.