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, orangutan shave 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.
The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span.
Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment, damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually.
Never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself.
Clint Eastwood is aging beautifully. But someone like Burt Reynolds and others are practically destroying their faces in the amount of work they have.
If you want a higher power, go to the goddamn sun. Just go to the sun - and stop destroying the ozone layer.
The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs.
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass something along to their children, and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of.
I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.
In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
The TV business is soul-crushing, talent-destroying and human being-destroying.
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.
Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die.
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