Greed will always leave you dissatisfied because you'll never be able to get everything you desire. Greed never allows you to think you have enough; it always destroys you by making you strive ever harder for more.
Asgood almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a Comus, A Mask man kills a reasonable creature,God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.john milton
With the neutron bomb, which destroys life but not property, capitalism has found the weapon of its dreams.edward abbey
We exhort the compromisers to open their hearts to truth, to free themselves of their wretched and blind circumspection, of their intellectual arrogance, and of the servile fear which dries up their souls and paralyzes their movements.Let us therefore trust the eternal Spirit which destroys and annihilates only because it is the unfathomable and eternal source of all life. The passion for destruction is a creative passion, too!mikhail bakunin
Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.daniel de leon
Permanent mass unemployment destroys the moral foundations of the social order. The young people, who, having finished their training for work, are forced to remain idle, are the ferment out of which the most radical political movements are formed. In their ranks the soldiers of the coming revolutions are recruited.ludwig von mises
Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.christopher morley
Formerly character proved a strong curb for passions; in the present there is not much strength in character, and it grows less and less because of the prevailing scepticism, which is a decomposing element. It is like a bacillus breeding in the human soul; it destroys the resistant power against the physiological craving of the nerves, of nerves diseased. The modern man is conscious of everything, and cannot find a remedy against anything.henryk sienkiewicz
And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.john steinbeck
Now, leaving aside all the physical factors one can quote leaving aside the rape or murder, leaving aside the bloody catalogue of oppression which we are too familiar with any way what the system does to the subjugated is to destroy his sense of reality. It destroys his father's authority over him. His father can no longer tell him anything because his past has disappeared.james baldwin
A great storm destroys much that is precious, but it may also clear the air and blow down trees which might have been obscuring the view and making our life stuffy, and reveal in our estate possibilities of development that we had not thought of.john buchan
The new education must consist essentially in this, that it completely destroys freedom of will in the soil which it undertakes to cultivate, and produces on the contrary strict necessity in the decisions of the will, the opposite being impossible. Such a will can henceforth be relied on with confidence and certainty.johann gottlieb fichte
The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.franklin delano roosevelt
The salvation of the world depends on the men who will not take evil good-humouredly, and whose laughter destroys the fool instead of encouraging him.George Bernard Shaw
What destroys a man more quickly than to work, think, and feel without inner necessity , without any deep personal desire, without pleasure as a mere automaton of “duty.”
When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society. So when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged.
For those whom God to ruin has designed He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.john dryden
Do not destroy your prayers for verily one who destroys his prayers shall be resurrected in the company of Qarun, Haman and Fir`awn.
The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.
Another version of Namokar Mahamantra Obeisance to the Arihants, perfect souls –Godmen Obeisance to the Siddhas- liberated bodiless souls Obeisance to the masters-heads of congregations Obeisance to the teachers- ascetic teachers Obeisance to all the ascetic aspirants in the universe This fivefold obeisance mantra destroys all demerit And is the first and foremost of all Auspicious recitations .