Quotes by destruction

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  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
    American lawyer and politician 1960-
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    Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
    Source: Last Philosophical Testament: 1943-68
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
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    Since Israel is a democratic state surrounded by essentially undemocratic states which have sworn her destruction, those interested in democracy everywhere must support Israel's existence.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    So-called ''austerity,'' the stoic injunction, is the path towards universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. ''Pull in your belt'' is a slogan closely related to ''gird up your loins,'' or the guns-butter metaphor.
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
    American writer 1932-
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    Society should see parenting as a public health issue and help parents to bring their children up feeling loved. We have birthing classes, but no parenting classes. The latter is desperately needed if we are to avoid self-destruction.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing.
  • Cordell Hull
    Cordell Hull
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    That war has brought with it a truly incredible development of means of destruction and a terrifying prospect of rapid and almost limitless development in that direction.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
    British political theorist 1929-2008
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    The attempt to politicize everything is the destruction of politics. When everything is seen as relevant to politics, than politics has in fact become totalitarian.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 7, In Praise Of Politics, p. 151
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the only legitimate object of good government.
    Source: Letter to Republicans, 31-03-1809
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    The features of our face are hardly more than gestures which force of habit made permanent. Nature, like the destruction of Pompeii, like the metamorphosis of a nymph into a tree, has arrested us in an accustomed movement.
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