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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Wisdom

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

 

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

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Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition
cannot undersell or destroy.
- Ludwig Borne

As soon as the fear approaches near,
attack and destroy it.
- Chanakya

We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.
- Vladimir Putin

No matter what vision one has of South Africa,
the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
- Joe Slovo

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies.
But we need all we can find.
Almost without exception they are disagreeable.
Don't destroy them.
They lay golden eggs.
- David Ogilvy

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism,
they have won.
- Joichi Ito

An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone,
he would first drive him mad.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

One to destroy, is murder by the law;
and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
to murder thousands,
takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art',
and gives immortal fame.
- Edward Young

I'm in no hurry to get anywhere.
I don't have any plans.
I don't have a map.
If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself.
- Colin Farrell

I've never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea.
On the other hand, I've never seen a good drawing save a bad idea.
- Paul Conrad

The one effective method of defending one's own territory
from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy's
air power with the greatest possible speed.
- Giulio Douhet

The possession of arbitrary power has always,
the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility,
magnanimity, and truth.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces
that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind
to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
- Arthur Henderson

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time:
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

The moment you start to talk about playing music,
you destroy music.
It cannot be talked about.
It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to.
- John McLaughlin

Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag
that stands for the right to burn itself.
This is the fractal of our flag.
It stands for the right to destroy itself.
- Ken Kesey

The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody.
It will destroy you.
- Chanakya

Hatred, which could destroy so much,
never failed to destroy the man who hated,
and this was an immutable law.
- James A. Baldwin

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural
than the instincts which preserve him.
- George Santayana

It did not feel like something that was going to take
over my life and destroy it.
It felt like a subtle flower instead of a manipulative demon.
That's the mystery of heroin.
- Corey Feldman

Technology will eventually destroy the way schools are run now.
- Daniel Greenberg

Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years.
Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.
- Denis Kearney

It is a warning to all those who may think about becoming
involved with a terrorist network,
people who are willing to destroy their own lives are hard to deter.
- Otto Schily

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet
destroy every closet door.
- Harvey Milk

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant.
It seeks to divide and to destroy.
It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
- Pierre Berton

If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else,
you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.
- Peter Marshall

The Jew is upset because the nations of the world -
the United Nations -
lash him,
brand him as racist and evil, hate him and openly demonstrate
their desire to destroy him.
- Meir Kahane

The endorsement of respected conservative Republican
officeholders and politicians is particularly important
at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican.
- Robert Teeter

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
- Margaret Mead

As bad as it might be to destroy a creature made in God's image,
it might be very much worse to be creating them after images of one's own.
- Leon Kass

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
- Democritus

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
- Cyril Connolly

The whole global warming thing is created to destroy
America's free enterprise system and our economic stability.
- Jerry Falwell

The free nations of the world will not be pushed around
by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and
destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life.
- Eliot Engel

A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would
destroy all economic confidence.
- John Bruton

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

We can't destroy the inequities between men and women
until we destroy marriage.
- Robin Morgan

The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household,
but he cannot make it.
That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
- Arthur Helps

Trudeau's contribution was not to build Canada but to destroy it,
and I had to come in and save it.
- Brian Mulroney

We need not destroy the past.
It is gone.
- John Cage

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder
with smiles on their faces.
They force us to destroy the person we really are:
a subtle kind of murder.
- Jim Morrison

We believe that the world, too, can destroy apartheid,
firstly by striking at the economy of South Africa.
- Oliver Tambo

It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media
and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
- Pat Robertson

Indecision is a virus that can run through an army
and destroy its will to win or even to survive.
- Wendell Mayes


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