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English Methodist preacher 1829-1912
A man's labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization.
A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
English writer 1894-1963
After all, what is reading but a vice, like drink or venery or any other form of excessive self-indulgence? One reads to tickle and amuse one's mind; one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions.
American politician 1947-
And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs was ample recreation for boys as well as girls, jobs and internships for training and money, and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.
American businessman and politician 1954-
Any agreement with Iran should have strong verification and enforcement safeguards to prevent future cheating.
Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
As one of my predecessors said, our objective is not to take people to heaven, but to prevent humanity from going to hell.Source: Kofi Annan on 40 Years Trying to End War, Promote Peace at the United Nations (2012)
Dutch Jewish Refugee, Diarist 1929-1945
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
British science-fiction writer 1952-
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
American journalist 1960-
Even with good maps, there's no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas.
William F. Buckley
American political commentator and journalist 1925-2008
Everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed in the upper forearm, to protect common needle users, and on the buttock, to prevent the victimization of other homosexuals.
British poet 1592-1644
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
American politician 1946-
I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States.Source: Renegade for Peace and Justice
British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-1959
I am of an Opinion, in which I am every Day more confirmed by Observation, that Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with Men, or else all the Obligations in the World will not create it. An outward Show may be made to satisfy Decency, and to prevent Reproach; but a real Sense of a kind thing is a Gift of Nature, and never was, nor can be acquired.Source: Works (1912)
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