The oppressive weight of disaster and tragedy in our lives does not arise from a high percentage of evil among the summed total of all acts, but from the extraordinary power of exceedingly rare incidents of depravity to inflict catastrophic damage, especially in our technological age when airplanes can become powerful bombs. (An even more evil man, armed only with a longbow, could not have wreaked such havoc at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.)
How simple-minded of the Germans to imagine that we British could be cowed by the destruction of our ancient monuments! As though any havoc of the German bombs could possibly equal the things we have done ourselves!osbert sitwell
The legal bias for special protection for women has begun to wreak havoc with the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection.warren farrell
While the Marxist faith in central planning is now confined to a few dingy sects, a quasi-religious belief in free markets continues to shape the policies of governments. Many writers have pointed to the havoc and ruin that have accompanied the imposition of free markets across the world. Whether in Africa, Asia, Latin America or post-communist Europe, policies of wholesale privatisation and structural adjustment have led to declining economic activity and social dislocation on a massive scale.john n. gray
"It's a big question. Getting rid of religion would be a good start, wouldn't it? It seems to be causing a lot of havoc."björk guðmundsdóttir
Yes, we have to get economics back into proportion, as one aspect of politics, important but never really the main thing. This may be unfashionable, indeed anti-fashionable, because it is the current intellectual fashions which have wrought so much havoc in this country.keith joseph
It's a big question. Getting rid of religion would be a good start, wouldn't it? It seems to be causing a lot of havoc.
If you'd dip in such joys, come the better, the quicker! But remember the fee for it suits not my ends To let you make havoc, scot free, with my liquor, As though I wore one of your heavy-pursed friends.
Even the blackest of them all, the crow, Renders good service as your man-at-arms, Crushing the beetle in his coat of mail. And crying havoc on the slug and snail.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Cæsar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Até by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry "havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.