Quotes by destruction

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  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
    Audre Lorde
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    In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.
  • Ariel Sharon
    Ariel Sharon
    Israeli general and politician 1928-2014
    Ariel Sharon
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    Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve.
  • Barbara Boxer
    Barbara Boxer
    American politician 1940-
    Barbara Boxer
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    Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
    Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
    Bhagat Singh
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    L. Ram Saran Das was a member of the revolutionary party which was held responsible for many a violent deed. But this by no means proves that revolutionaries are bloodthirsty monsters, seeking pleasure in destruction.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
    Bernard M. Baruch
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    Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
    Walter Benjamin
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    Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.
  • Luckless is the country in which the symbols of procreation are the objects of shame, while the agents of destruction are honored! And yet you call that member your pudendum, or shameful part, as if there were anything more glorious than creating life, or anything more atrocious than taking it away.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
    George F. Will
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    Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    Money was the crux. Raising money to pay the cost of war was to cause more damage to 14th century society than the physical destruction of war itself.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
    Barbara Jordan
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    My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.
    Source: Statement before House Judiciary Committee considering impeachment of Richard Nixon, 25 July 1974
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
    Bernard M. Baruch
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    My fellow citizens of the world, we are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead.... Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work our salvation.... We must elect World Peace or World Destruction.
    Source: Speech to United Nations meeting, 14 June 1946
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
    Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
    Alva Myrdal
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    Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
  • Barry Diller
    Barry Diller
    American businessman 1942-
    Barry Diller
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    Now along comes the potential creative destruction brought by a different distribution methodology, the Internet.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
    Bill Clinton
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    One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.
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