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  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
  • Boris Yeltsin
    Boris Yeltsin
    Russian politician 1931-2007
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    A sense of proportion and humanitarian action are not issues for terrorists. Their aim is that of killing and destroying.
    Source: Speech at a summit of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Istanbul, Turkey, as quoted in BBC World Service (19 November 1999)
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums who find prison so soul-destroying.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    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
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.
  • Call a thing immoral or ugly, soul-destroying or a degradation of man, a peril to the peace of the world or to the well-being of future generations; as long as you have not shown it to be ''uneconomic'' you have not really questioned its right to exist, grow, and prosper.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment.
    Source: The evolution of physics (1938)
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Dread not infanticide; the crime is imaginary: we are always mistress of what we carry in our womb, and we do no more harm in destroying this kind of matter than in evacuating another, by medicines, when we feel the need.
  • Anwar Sadat
    Anwar Sadat
    Egyptian politician 1918-1981
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    Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.
  • Salvatore Satta
    Salvatore Satta
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    If we really think about it, God exists for any single individual who puts his trust in Him, not for the whole of humanity, with its laws, its organizations, and its violence. Humanity is the demon which God does not succeed in destroying.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician 1941-
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    Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
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    Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
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