Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
All destruction, by violent revolution or however it be, is but new creation on a wider scale.
Pride goes before destruction.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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
The rust of the mind is the destruction of genius.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.
It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity.
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.
It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods.
Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.
Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes.
That's because international Islamic religious fanatics have the same goal as the Axis fascists - the destruction of our way of life.
The consequence of Mr. Bush's and Blair's historic lie that the reason for invading Iraq was weapons of mass destruction, is that everything is being doubted.
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.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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