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Prevent Quotes

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Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

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So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it,
and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty.
- James Wolfensohn

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
- Lord Melbourne

We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years,
we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will
go on to have problems later in life.
- John Walters

The best form of government is that which is most likely
to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
- James Monroe

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent
an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge
them after they have got possession.
- George Washington

I must have something to engross my thoughts,
some object in life which will fill this vacuum,
and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from
following your deepest instinct,
your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute;
it's always subject to some overriding utility which
may prevent its exercise.
- Peter Singer

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true.
Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation.
- Stan Freberg

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
- John Randolph

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent
the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain
tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.
- Richard Neal

The natural barriers between England and Scotland were
not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon
settlements and kingdoms across the border.
- Goldwin Smith

The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to
be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect.
- Henry Knox

Myths are a waste of time.
They prevent progression.
- Barbra Streisand

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life,
the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
- William J. Mayo

We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious
crime to go free simply because that person believed
his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm.
- Sol Wachtler

Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to
lose any war they cannot prevent.
- Ralph Peters

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

Ultimately, China may use force to push for unification with Taiwan,
a scenario we all must work to prevent.
- Michael K. Simpson

There never was a time when, in my opinion,
some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
- Ulysses S. Grant

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games.
But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children,
where their effects can be negative.
- Herb Kohl

Many Sunnis, who are still stuck in the Saddam era
mindset and believe Iraq belongs to them,
are trying to prevent a new country from developing at all.
- Brent Scowcroft

I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human
intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather
critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland.
- Jim Ramstad

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time,
but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
- T. S. Eliot

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

Nothing is going to improve my hearing.
I've only got to prevent it from getting worse.
- Stephanie Beacham

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it,
it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
- Lord Milner

I am convinced that military action will not prevent
further acts of international terrorism against the United States.
- Barbara Lee

We want better reasons for having children than not
knowing how to prevent them.
- Dora Russell

I don't try to describe the future.
I try to prevent it.
- Ray Bradbury

Is this not the true romantic feeling;
not to desire to escape life,
but to prevent life from escaping you.
- Thomas Wolfe

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating
your words and following your methods but by finding
new words and creating new methods.
- Virginia Woolf

The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought
to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence.
That's what antitrust is all about.
- Charles James

The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect,
and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences
which shall result from a government of events.
- Henry Knox

Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from
becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

With such compelling information, the question is why
haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis
of underage drinking? The answer is:
the alcohol industry.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

He who does not prevent a crime when he can,
encourages it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
- Wayne Dyer

To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
- Tryon Edwards

Ask yourself: was there anything I could have done
to prevent the situation? If the answer is yes,
do something now and become a better person for it.
- Dave Pelzer

It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that
counts most in Government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream
of there being a pie cut up and shared.
Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there
is always one bad apple in every barrel.
- Rick Danko

The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if
they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem.
- Yasser Arafat

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

We count on winning.
And if we lose, don't beef.
And the best way to prevent beefing is -
don't lose.
- Knute Rockne

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children.
It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous,
to prevent the organization of the workers.
- Ella R. Bloor

The only thing to prevent what's past is to put a stop to it before it happens.
- Boyle Roche

An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed
with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening
could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40.
- Matthew Lesko

No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the
wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time -
but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
- Charles E. Wilson

Removing substantial fuel loads from our forests helps
prevent catastrophic fire and better protects species,
watersheds and neighboring communities that call them home.
- Greg Walden

In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago.
Yet we have done so much in only a few years,
and we will continue to do so in the future,
to prevent such attacks on America.
- George Allen

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent
me enjoying open-air life,
with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that,
if they do not frighten our neighbours,
at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
- Elizabeth I

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it;
he that fears not,
gives advantage to the danger.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war,
but I could not.
The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves,
and so the war came.
- Jefferson Davis

We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put
something before us to prevent us seeing it.
- Blaise Pascal

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
- Joseph Butler

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;
and a University training is the one best adapted to
prevent their becoming so.
- Samuel Butler


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