Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment, damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually.
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.
I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and essentially destroying it!
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished, as long as death doesn't lose its rights.
Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can, regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
The front-line soldier wants it to be got over by the physical process of his destroying enough Germans to end it. He is truly at war. The rest of us, no matter how hard we work, are not.
It wasn't so much destroying my dancing, it was destroying me
I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without destroying the environment on which it is all based.
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