Quotes of Destruction

“ Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. ”

- Aesop

“ I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame. ”

- John Gay

“ Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. ”

- Pablo Picasso

“ If life must not be taken too seriously — then so neither must death. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth. ”

- Neville Chamberlain

“ I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. ”

- Anais Nin

“ Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best. ”

- Thomas Wolfe

“ More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. ”

- Woody Allen

“ Failure too is a form of death… ”

- Graham Greene

“ Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. ”

- Hilaire Belloc

“ One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic. ”

- Joseph Stalin

“ Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than death… Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit… ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ It is peoples' fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy. ”

- Brian Perkins

“ Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes. ”

- Emanuel Swedenborg

“ The greatest strength expires with loss of breath;The mightiest in one minute stoop to death. ”

- Thomas Dekker

“ They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction. ”

- Janet Reno

“ I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. ”

- Emily Bronte

“ For those whom God to ruin has designed He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind. ”

- John Dryden

“ I'm not afraid of death; but dying scares the hell out of me. ”

- Jack Cleary

“ A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place. ”

- Florence Nightingale

“ Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates. ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ The short-lived self, teetering on the edge of extinction, is the only thing that can ever really matter. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ The legacy of Democrats and Republicans approaches: Libertarianism by bankruptcy. ”

- Nick Nuessle

“ I don't want to hear about my death. ”

- Oriana Fallaci

“ Such references are inappropriate and insensitive, and, as part of a discussion of the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, trivialize the horrors of the Holocaust. ”

- David Friedman

“ Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes. ”

- Simone Weil

“ Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products. ”

- Scott McNealy
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