Quotes: destruction

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
  • Janet Frame
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    ''For your own good'' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
  • 'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
  • Bobby Seale
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    A people who have suffered so much for so long at hands of a racist society must draw the line somewhere.... the black communities of America must rise up as one man to halt the progression of a trend that leads inevitably to their total destruction.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    A word carries far - very far - deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.
  • Lenny Bruce
    Lenny Bruce
    American Comedian 1925-1966
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    All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
  • Barbara Amiel
    Barbara Amiel
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    All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
  • Bret Michaels
    Bret Michaels
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    Any band that is out there chasing it is doing more destruction to music then someone who is out there playing what they truly feel.
  • Bernard Baruch
    Bernard Baruch
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    Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
    Source: Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (14 June 1946)
  • But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end.
  • Ann Druyan
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    Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.
  • Ban Ki-moon
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    Chemical weapons simply have no place in the 21st century. Progress in this vital area will help generate momentum to meet our goal of eliminating all weapons of mass destruction.
  • Benjamin Tucker
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    Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
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