Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
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.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
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.
Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
We butchered the force present at the airport, we are 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.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.
The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
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.
The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment, damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually.