Destruction Quotes

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.

Janet Frame

If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction.

Arthur Koestler

Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.

Clara Zetkin

Away with you, water, destruction of wine

Catullus

We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must resort what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities... Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.

Lyndon B. Johnson

For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there as though there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however, is vividly present the constant tearing of the veil of appearances the constant destruction of everything in construction. Nothing holds together, everything falls apart.

Eugene Ionesco

We do not want our world to perish. But in our quest for knowledge, century by century, we have placed all our trust in a cold, impartial intellect which only brings us nearer to destruction.

Dora Russell

The sole pre-occupation of this learned society was the destruction of humanity for philanthropic reasons and the perfection of weapons as instruments of civilization.

Jules Verne

The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes

Charley Reese

We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community

Jose Maria Aznar

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

Pablo Picasso

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product.

Louis Mumford

Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction.

George W. Bush

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.

Joseph Conrad

Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us.

Zach Wamp

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.

Marilyn French

All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

William Blake

"For your own good" is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.

Janet Frame

Working together, we can build a world in which the rule of law not the rule of force governs relations between states. A world in which leaders respect the rights of their people, and nations seek peace, not destruction or domination. And neither we nor anyone else should live in fear ever again.

Wesley Kanne Clark

Only in return for death, destruction and grief as gifts can we see the paradise of independence.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Terrorists have already attacked our Nation once. There is every reason to believe that they will try again - possibly with a weapon of mass destruction; a weapon that could be smuggled into our ports

Mike Fitzpatrick

On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction

Stephen Harper

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

The defeat of Nazi Germany signified the victory of progress over reaction, humanity over barbarism and the victory of socialism over imperialist obscurantism. This victory opened the road for advancing the revolutionary struggle of the working class, a national liberation movement on an unprecedented scale and the destruction of the shameful colonial system.

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev

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