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Destructive Quotes

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True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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What you don't do can be a destructive force.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

 

Anger is a destructive emotion
that becomes instinctive over the years.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where is the indignation about the fact that the US
and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive
force for every human being in the world?
- Norman Cousins

The destructive character lives from the feeling,
not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
- Walter Benjamin

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Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life
because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel

The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a
group of scientists about how we can better handle
our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
- Daniel Goleman

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview -
nothing more constraining,
more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The Internet provides very serious challenges to our
ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them.
- John Ashcroft

I am convinced that policies meant to reduce alleged
carbon dioxide-induced global warming will be destructive.
- Christopher Monckton

It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the
values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different
set of values that is destructive of family life.
- Christopher Lasch

People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives
them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive
to others and not really destructive to the band.
- James Young

All pain is per se and especially in excess,
destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.
- James Young Simpson

Belief is such a powerful thing - but because it is,
it can also be very destructive and it's very easily manipulated.
- Jena Malone

There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living
man than war is destructive of his material body.
- Douglas William Jerrold

The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant,
if not positively destructive institution,
and the just-released U.N.
report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan,
proves the point.
- Linda Chavez

Ah!
destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!
- Cotton Mather

The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as
any force in American life.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's
destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it,
of one's own destructiveness in youth.
- Helen Garner

Political commercials encourage the deceptive,
the destructive and the degrading.
- John O'Toole

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people
who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
- Alan Watts

There is nothing wrong with wanting pay for work,
or seeking to maximize one's income,
as long as one does not use means that are destructive.
- Richard Stallman

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what
it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
- Salvador Dali

Christians were regarded as separated from society
and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends
to preserve and improve the species:
in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
- Erwin Schrodinger

One of the things I learned in law school is that there's
nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive
about amending the Constitution.
- Adrian Cronauer

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire.
It is malevolent, destructive and expanding.
It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
- Barbara Amiel

You see, nature will do exactly what it must,
and if we are a hindrance to its development,
to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way,
we will go.
- Ralph Steadman

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

Drugs and alcohol can be so destructive.
- Kyan Douglas

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions
for ourselves and our nearest friends,
is insatiable, perpetual, universal,
and directly destructive of society.
- David Hume

This is what I am.
I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression,
where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.
- Siobhan Fahey

The most destructive criticism is indifference.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive.
- Mary Douglas

The most destructive element in the human mind is fear.
Fear creates aggressiveness.
- Dorothy Thompson

I never guess.
It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I don't think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
- Thom Gunn

In this way, some film schools can be destructive.
- Richard King

When you love someone so much that you are in pain
when you are apart it ends up being destructive.
I never want to be in that place again.
- Sadie Frost

Men of authority have employed all the destructive
agents around them to promote their own personal interests
at the sacrifice of every just,
honorable, and lawful consideration.
- John White Geary

But we moderns are impatient and destructive.
- John C. Ransom

The methods by which a trade union can alone act,
are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical.
- Henry George

For eons, humans have struggled to find less destructive ways of living together.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible
and destructive that it should have been the common
aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.
- Arthur Henderson

Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism
is driving us from one noisy,
destructive, futile agitation to another.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Wars based on principle are far more destructive...
the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
- Alan Watts

The coal mining industry is very destructive and it doesn't have to be.
- Kevin Richardson

Children are a house's enemy.
They don't mean to be - they just can't help it.
It's their enthusiasm, their energy,
their naturally destructive tendencies.
- Delia Ephron

I think computer viruses should count as life.
I think it says something about human nature that the
only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive.
We've created life in our own image.
- Stephen Hawking

There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive
of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature,
than the exercise of unlimited power.
- William Henry Harrison

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great
catastrophes or fatal errors,
but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
- Ernest Dimnet

The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive
means to become wealthier is that,
if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from
the mutual destructiveness.
- Richard Stallman

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity.
Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage,
destructive nihilism.
- Alain Badiou

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much
destructive feeling as moral indignation,
which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
- Erich Fromm

We are very fortunate to live in this country,
but at the same time, the reason the forces are so
much more destructive here is because they are faceless.
- Brandon Boyd

I still have highs and lows, just like any other person.
What's missing is the lack of control over the super highs,
which became destructive, and the super lows,
which are immediately destructive.
- Patty Duke

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature,
and describe a happiness that humans never taste.
How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
- Oliver Goldsmith

And I communed with many different faiths and even
when I wanted to be rebellious I never did not believe in Him.
I never believed the people who said God was destructive or punishing.
- Alfre Woodard

I came away from the forums with a profound concern
about the highly addictive and destructive nature of methamphetamine.
Families are torn apart, lives are destroyed and treatment is difficult to get.
- Greg Walden

Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it;
materialism,
and a consequent intellectual laxity,
both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

The sad part about our past is that religions,
ironically enough, are responsible for creating the
most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race:
the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
- Neale Donald Walsch

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism.
Destructive conduct is made personally and socially
acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends.
This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
- Albert Bandura

We have confirmed something we only knew in theory,
namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable
forces operate imperiously,
is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel.
- Frederica Montseny

Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside
the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about,
or who black writers are supposed to be,
are condemned to silences in black literary circles
that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
- Audre Lorde

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion;
and the confusion is infectious and destructive.
It is confusing and destructive to try and explain
anything in terms of anything else,
poetry in terms of psychology.
- Basil Bunting


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