The results of the Great Society experiments started coming in and began showing that, for all its good intentions, the War on Poverty was causing irreparable damage to the very communities it was designed to help.
It's a truism that denials never quite catch up with charges. Honest journalists who may have mistakenly printed false information know that the most prominent retraction never quite undoes the damage done by the original publication.Tom Wicker, "In the Nation; Lesson of Lattimore" (June 9, 1989), The New York Times.
I fear that, eventually, we are all going to become collateral damage in the war on drugs, or terrorism, or whatever war is in vogue at the moment.Concurring opinion in Montana v. Pelvit (No. 03-572)
Over a wide field of our economy it is still the better course to rely on the nineteenth century's "hidden hand" than to thrust clumsy bureaucratic fingers into its sensitive mechanism. In particular, we cannot afford to damage its mainspring, freedom of competitive enterprise.john james cowperthwaite
Throughout our long and sorry history it has been men who supposed themselves to be exemplars of integrity who have done all the damage. Every crusade, whether for decent literary standards or to cover women’s bodies or to free the holy land, had been launched, endorsed, and enthusiastically perpetrated by men of character.jack mcdevitt
The clowns may look ridiculous and they vow they are non-violent but their mission is serious: to provide diversions to more vigorous protests and highlight what they see as the nonsense of non-thinking actions likely to damage the environment.Jo Knowsley in "The day I joined the Heathrow Climate Camp's Rebel Clown Army" in The Daily Mail (18 August 2007)
We have no reason to be pessimistic about the (cross-strait service trade) agreement or to be afraid of its impact. The government will try its best to minimize possible damage and maximize the business opportunities the agreement can create.Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: "Trade pact failure would hurt our reputation: Ma" in The Taipei Times, 4 July 2013.
Your past isn’t the past if it is still affecting your present. Some of us are many years removed from daily interaction with our parents, but the damage remains.p. 115 (Break Through: When to Give In, How to Push Back…The Moment That Changes Everything with Pat Springle (Worthy))
If every untrue statement which produces damage to another would found an action at law, a man might sue his neighbour for any mode of communicating erroneous information, such (for example) as having a conspicuous clock too slow, since plaintiff might thereby be prevented from attending to some duty or acquiring some benefit.Lord Denman, C.J., Barley v. Walford (1837), 9 Q. B. 208.
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.John Gilmore, as quoted in TIME magazine (6 December 1993)
To excuse himself from damage, must say, was ready always and at all times.Holt, C.J., Horn v. Lewins (1698), Fortesc. 235.
Personal injury is a more serious matter than damage to property.Cockburn, C.J., Reg. v. Heppinstale (1859), 7 W. R. 178.
If a man sustains damage by the wrongful act of another, he is entitled to a remedy, but to give that title two things must concur, damage to himself and a wrong committed by the other. That he has sustained damage is not of itself sufficient.Bayley, J., R. v. Commissioners of Pagham (1828), 8 B. & C. 362.
Actual perceptible damage is not indispensable as the foundation of an action; it is sufficient to show the violation of a right, in which case the law will presume damage.Holt, C.J., Ashby v. White (1703), 3 Ld. Raym. 938.
wars are often the cause of further wars because they fuel deep hatreds, create situations of injustice and trample upon people's dignity and rights. Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore, in addition to causing horrendous damage, they prove ultimately futile. War is a defeat for humanity. Only in peace and through peace can respect for human dignity and its inalienable rights be guaranteed.Pope John Paul II, Message for the celebration of XXXIII World Day of Peace, 8 December 1999, Chapter 3
Episodic flooding in Panaji even during low tides is directly linked to rapid urbanization and consequent damage to existing drainage systems.Nandkumar M Kamat, in “Planning for Panaji-Myths and Truth-V (27 October 2013)”
Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will .Blaise Pascal, in Lives That Made a Difference, p.78
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