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Destruction Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Destruction.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate
with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs
and weapons of mass destruction.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet
increasingly suffer from unemployment,
poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung

 

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

All share complicity in the destruction of that much
under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
- Barbara Amiel

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

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To eat is to appropriate by destruction.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Sometimes power is all a person has,
so they will protect it even unto their own destruction,
for without power they have nothing.
- Bryant H. McGill

We must hunt the terrorists down and kill them.
There is no other way to respond to those so committed
to the destruction of life.
- Allyson Schwartz

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.
- Adam Schiff

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family.
She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The English countryside, its growth and its destruction,
is a genuine and tragic theme.
- E. M. Forster

It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time,
which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

China is one of the world's greatest proliferators
of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations.
- Fred Thompson

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public
Safety mobilized its Operations Center,
headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
- Jane D. Hull

Moreover, in the experimental sciences,
the scientific fraternity must test a new theory to destruction,
if possible.
- Peter D. Mitchell

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

But now with the living conditions deteriorating,
and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction,
we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation.
- George Jackson

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction.
These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
- Fisher Ames

The German decision to fight is implacable.
Even if they were given more than they ask,
they would attack just the same, because they are possessed
by the demon of destruction.
- Galeazzo Ciano

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.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons
of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman

We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction.
But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns.
It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction.
- Andrew Niccol

There are lots of countries around that have weapons of mass destruction.
We can't presumably attack them all.
- Bill Graham

So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race.
Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power,
either for good or for destruction.
- David Bohm

Markets as well as mobs respond to human emotions;
markets as well as mobs can be inflamed to their own destruction.
- Owen D. Young

Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from
the terrible destruction of World War III.
- Paul Robeson

We have to preserve it and use it sustainably.
And the short-term use of resources at the destruction
of the long-term heritage of this country is not a
policy that we can pursue.
- Bruce Babbitt

The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against
Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing.
It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek
the ultimate destruction of Israel.
- John Boehner

The essential act of war is destruction,
not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
- George Orwell

Free nations are peaceful nations.
Free nations don't attack each other.
Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.
- George W. Bush

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the
meat or the throat of a man;
it may be his food or his poison,
his exercise or his destruction.
- John Owen

So much destruction in modern war takes place miles
and miles away from the source of the destruction,
the human being who has caused it.
- James Dickey

As horrific as this impact has been on my constituents,
it is only a small part of the overwhelming destruction
covering 90,000 square miles of the Gulf Coast.
- Jo Bonner

War can really cause no economic boom,
at least not directly, since an increase in wealth
never does result from destruction of goods.
- Ludwig von Mises

When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers.
I like death and destruction.
- Jonathan Davis

What difference does it make to the dead,
the orphans, and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven
impossible to deter and we should assume that it will
continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
- Al Gore

Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic
extremists will be a disaster for the world.
- Ron Lewis

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- Marquis de Sade

The destruction of our environment and resources cannot
be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population
is stemmed and ultimately reduced.
- Henry W. Kendall

In our work and in our living, we must recognize that
difference is a reason for celebration and growth,
rather than a reason for destruction.
- Audre Lorde

In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.
- Courtney Love

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saddam
Hussein had and used significant weapons of mass destruction on his own people,
both the Kurds and the Iranians.
- Curt Weldon

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely
dismantle all weapons of mass destruction,
and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
- Barbara Boxer

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families,
or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction,
I fear, is their fate.
- William Floyd

I'm as obsessive with health as I was with destruction.
- Dave Navarro

He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.
- Howard Thurman

Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations.
It is the rhythm of total destruction.
- Theodor Adorno

It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage
in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the
Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these
are not weapons of mass destruction,
they are weapons of self-destruction.
- Hans Blix

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons
of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
- Madeleine Albright

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.
- Cordell Hull

The more we are consuming oil that either comes from
places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are...
the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us.
- Frank Gaffney

A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,'
but also,
in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
- Jose Saramago

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
- Thomas Moore

There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that
will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
- Dorothea Brande

I found a religion that blended scientific reason with
spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from
the headlines of violence,
destruction and terrorism.
- Cat Stevens

You fall into my arms.
You are the good gift of destruction's path,
When life sickens more than disease.
And boldness is the root of beauty.
Which draws us together.
- Boris Pasternak

Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction
only in the ecstasy of procreation.
- Walter Benjamin

Indeed, the whole human species is endangered,
by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction
which further advances in science are likely to produce.
- Joseph Rotblat

The alliance should agree...
to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented
by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
- Jose Maria Aznar

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue
that the whole world is facing,
and that's habitat destruction.
- Steve Irwin

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.
- Bertrand Russell

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating
poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
- Adolf Hitler

I'm not concerned about weapons of mass destruction.
- Douglas Feith

That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule
out a destruction of the Chinese military potential
before the situation grows worse than it is today.
It's bad enough now.
- Curtis Lemay

No, men and women of the Irish race,
we shall not fight for England.
We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire
and the construction of an Irish republic.
- James Larkin

There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to
rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability
to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.
- Russ Carnahan

Carl took on the military-industrial complex.
He campaigned around the world for an end to the production
of weapons of mass destruction.
To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan


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