Quotes and Sayings about Destruction



"The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Men, Ideas, Thoughts, Destruction)

"Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations. It is the rhythm of total destruction."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Destruction)

"Self-conceit may lead to self destruction."
- Aesop
(Related: Destruction, May, Self)

"We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction."
- Aesop
(Related: Destruction, Enemies)

"Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Goal, Destruction, Iraq, Succeed, Weapons, Will)

"Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Money, Building, Destruction, Weapons)

"Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?"
- John Amery
(Related: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

"A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way."
- Fisher Ames
(Related: Democracy, Destruction, Will)

"All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Destruction, Liberty)

"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Peace, War, Destruction, Generations, Israel, Will)

"Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Being, Company, Destruction, Difficulty, First, May, Post, Wood)

"The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Alliance, Destruction, Terrorism, Weapons)

"We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

"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."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Policy, Country, Destruction)

"The passion for destruction is also a creative passion."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Destruction, Passion)

"Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Peace, Destruction, World)

"We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

"Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Destruction, Ecstasy, Living)

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

"Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Development, Destruction, Weapons)

"Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Collaboration, Congress, Destruction, Now)

"Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops."
- John Blair
(Related: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

"The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these are not weapons of mass destruction, they are weapons of self-destruction."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Destruction, Self, Weapons)

"The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

"I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, Action, Destruction)

"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."
- John Boehner
(Related: Peace, Destruction, Israel, Violence, Want)

"So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power, either for good or for destruction."
- David Bohm
(Related: Technology, Power, Destruction, Race, Wonder)

"As horrific as this impact has been on my constituents, it is only a small part of the overwhelming destruction covering 90,000 square miles of the Gulf Coast."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Destruction)

"I have lived through many major hurricanes during my lifetime: Camille, Frederic, and Ivan, to name just a very few. However, never have I seen destruction, panic, and fear on this massive scale."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Fear, Destruction, Name)

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow."
- Dorothea Brande
(Related: Self, Unhappiness, Will)

"So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction, which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists groups with whom he may or may not have links."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, May, Weapons)

"Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Destruction, Weapons)

"Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Destruction, Nations, Weapons)

"We went into Iraq because Iraq posed a threat to the stability of the region and was engaged in the process of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction and had links to terrorists."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Stability, Trying, Weapons)

"There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Destruction, Doubt, Israel, Mission, Weapons, World)

"I do not believe in terrorism, violence, destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: War, Destruction, Murder, Terrorism, Violence)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, Hesitation, Iraq, Potential)

"We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

"We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Peace, Possibility, Destruction, Earth, Fight, Future, Principles, Ruin, Security)

"Saddam Hussein has openly admitted to the rest of the world that he had weapons of mass destruction. He used those weapons to kill his own people."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: People, Destruction, Rest, Weapons, World)

"I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources."
- Yvon Chouinard
(Related: Change, Work, Nature, Growth, Blame, Capitalism, Destruction, Help)

"If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Death, Policy, Destruction, Foreign policy, Innocence, Results)

"The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction."
- Galeazzo Ciano
(Related: Decision, Destruction, Fight)

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Peace, Purpose, Destruction, Force, Iraq, Want, Weapons)

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Death, Destruction, Man, Mankind, May, Nation, Will)

"A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Time, Deals, Destruction, Flying, Space, Word)

"I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction of a people's ability to survive. It's horrifying."
- Rachel Corrie
(Related: People, Ability, Destruction)

"What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us... what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction?"
- Julio Cortazar
(Related: Destruction, Help, Literature, Writer)

"There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction."
- John Cory
(Related: Death, War, Morality, Destruction, Privilege)

"We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It's a delusion to think it's gone away."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: War, Delusion, Destruction)

"Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Civilization, Beginning, Class, Destruction, Force)

"Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Men, War, Destruction, Help)

"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."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Leader, People, Destruction, Iraq, Nation, Weapons, World)

"When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Death, Music, Destruction, Flowers, Want)

"The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Life, War, Idea, Destruction, Misery, Tragedy)

"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

"To the contrary, I believe the U.S. military has already done all that has been asked of them. Saddam Hussein is on trial. The threat from alleged weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq has been neutralized."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Military, Weapons)

"There's always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Destruction)

"So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it."
- James Dickey
(Related: War, Being, Destruction)

"To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!"
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Love, Desire, Destruction, End, Folly, Nothing, Order)

"Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books."
- John Dingell
(Related: Books, Destruction, Living)

"The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua."
- Bernard Dowiyogo
(Related: People, Destruction, Nations, United)

"Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Destruction, End, Military, Production, Weapons, World)

"There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Destruction, Humanity)

"Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Security, Trying, Weapons)

"Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Nature, Fear, Destruction)

"There's not really much destruction in New York besides the weather and it's a natural force so it's not like any destruction. But LA gets leveled (laughs). That's my comment to Hollywood."
- Roland Emmerich
(Related: Destruction, Force, Hollywood, Weather)

"The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Life, Fear, Goal, Cowards, Destruction, Liberty, Nations, Will, World)

"As far as Iraq is concerned, let's not forget what the UNSCR is about, that the main consideration in Iraq is that there is a leader who has been developing weapons of mass destruction, and has been violating UN resolutions for over a decade."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Leader, Consideration, Destruction, Forget, Iraq, Weapons)

"I was interested in implements of mass destruction - from an academic point of view."
- Dan Farmer
(Related: Destruction)

"I'm not concerned about weapons of mass destruction."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Religion, America, Civil liberties, Destruction, Freedom, Religious, Training, Will)

"Terrorists have already attacked our Nation once. There is every reason to believe that they will try again - possibly with a weapon of mass destruction; a weapon that could be smuggled into our ports."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Destruction, Nation, Reason, Will)

"Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate."
- William Floyd
(Related: Fear, Destruction, Fate, Friends)

"The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Growth, Destruction, English)

"For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Argument, Destruction, Man, Will)

"If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Constitution, Destruction, Military, states, United, Will)

"If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Consequences, Destruction, Republican)

"Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Love, Power, Delusion, Insanity, Mind, Self)

"One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Destruction, Post, President, Security, Terrorism, Weapons)

"The more we are consuming oil that either comes from places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are... the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Destruction, Oil, Trying)

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Democracy, Destruction, Difference, Liberty, Name)

"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Destruction, Force, Man, Mankind)

"Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Thought, Destruction, Nations, states, United, Weapons)

"It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Destruction)

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Al Gore
(Related: Power, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"There are lots of countries around that have weapons of mass destruction. We can't presumably attack them all."
- Bill Graham
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Weapons)

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Destruction, Possession, Production, Weapons, Years)

"Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Men, Power, War, Destruction, Meeting, Now, Weapons)

"This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil, which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing, gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country."
- George Grey
(Related: Government, Brazil, Country, Destruction, Evil, Now, State)

"At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Time, Hope, Survival, Aggression, Destruction, Existence, Greed, Humanity, Weapons)

"I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere, and war to me was never anything but horror, mutilation and senseless destruction, and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it."
- George Grosz
(Related: War, People, Destruction, Horror)

"That's because international Islamic religious fanatics have the same goal as the Axis fascists - the destruction of our way of life."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Life, Goal, Destruction, Fanatics, Religious)

"On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: War, Destruction, Justification)

"The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Concern, Destruction, Pain)

"The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Concern, Destruction, Pain)

"Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Education, Destruction, Liberalism, Poison)

"It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time, which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Power, Time, Destruction)

"I can't imagine anyone who doesn't think the world is safer without a tyrant who murdered his own people, used weapons of mass destruction against them and flouted the world for so many years."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: People, Destruction, Weapons, World, Years)

"When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Destruction, Suicide, World)

"That war has brought with it a truly incredible development of means of destruction and a terrifying prospect of rapid and almost limitless development in that direction."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: War, Development, Destruction, Direction)

"Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public Safety mobilized its Operations Center, headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Destruction, Public, Safety, Weapons)

"The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Thought, People, Performance, Destruction, Disguise, Fun, President, Saying, Weapons)

"It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger."
- David Hume
(Related: Destruction, Reason, World)

"Real victories are those that protect human life, not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, Destruction, Result)

"In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet."
- David Icke
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Destruction, Information, Safety)

"I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Destruction, World)

"But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation."
- George Jackson
(Related: Knowledge, Army, Destruction, Living)

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Life, Happiness, Care, Destruction, First)

"Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Power, Corruption, Country, Destruction, First, Now, Road, Will)

"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."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Lie, Being, Destruction, Iraq, Reason, Weapons)

"The banding together by the nations of the world against Israel is the guarantee that their time of destruction is near and the final redemption of the Jew at hand."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Time, Destruction, Israel, Nations, World)

"Anything that reduces war-related destruction should not be considered altogether immoral."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Destruction)

"The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here."
- David Kay
(Related: Truth, Positive, Ambiguity, Destruction, Result, Will)

"Sen. Edward Kennedy knows very directly. Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior to the war that my view was that the best evidence that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction."
- David Kay
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"And like I say, I think we've got other cases other than Iraq. I do not think the problem of global proliferation of weapons technology of mass destruction is going to go away, and that's why I think it is an urgent issue."
- David Kay
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"The destruction of our environment and resources cannot be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population is stemmed and ultimately reduced."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Growth, Destruction, Environment, Population, World)

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Destruction, Weapons, Years)

"I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Art, Creation, Destruction, Mind)

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt."
- Peter King
(Related: American, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, President, Weapons, World)

"In the post-9/11 world you cannot give him the benefit of the doubt. As a result of our going into Iraq, not only is Saddam Hussein gone, but Qaddafi has given up his weapons of mass destruction and tremendous progress is being made in Iraq."
- Peter King
(Related: Progress, Being, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, Result, Weapons, World)

"We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Home, Destruction, Poverty, Unemployment, Weapons)

"Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet increasingly suffer from unemployment, poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Destruction, Hunger, Poverty, Unemployment)

"I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Strength, Destruction, Nation, Potential, Weapons, Will)

"The sovereign state has in our times become a lethal danger to human civilization because technical developments enable it to employ an infinite number and variety of means of destruction."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Civilization, Danger, Destruction, Infinite, State, Variety)

"No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic."
- James Larkin
(Related: Men, Women, Destruction, EnglFight, Irish, Race)

"Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Values, Destruction)

"The German experience, as you can see, did move me very much. Seeing that terrible destruction and seeing the miserable state of the people, how they had been beaten down by the war through no fault of their own probably."
- James Laughlin
(Related: War, Experience, People, Destruction, Fault, State)

"That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It's bad enough now."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Destruction, Military, Now, Potential, Reason, Schools, Thinking, Today)

"Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Creativity, Destruction, Temperament, Wrestling)

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Peace, Belief, Building, Destruction, Nations, Stability, United, Weapons)

"Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic extremists will be a disaster for the world."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Destruction, Disaster, Weapons, Will, World)

"Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Health, Ability, Destruction)

"It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of the Anarchist and the Communist, who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor, but by brutal destruction."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Destruction, Problems)

"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Work, Growth, Destruction, Difference, Living, Reason)

"In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Self)

"Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Power, Goal, Danger, Destruction, Mission, Night)

"Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Alcohol, Destruction, Healing, Nation)

"The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Civilization, Development, Conservation, Destruction, Production)

"We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy, but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Change, Peace, Strength, Destruction, Diplomacy, Responsibility)

"The President of Iran has called for the destruction of Israel and the West and has even denied the holocaust took place. Iran and its terrorist arm Hezbollah are responsible for the current conflicts between Israel and Lebanon."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Destruction, Israel, President)

"Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Power, Destruction, Nothing, Will)

"You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Destruction)

"We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Democracy, Destruction, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Objectives, Respect, Support, Weapons)

"We will fight race destruction through thick and thin and never CO exist voluntarily with it."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Destruction, Fight, Race, Will)

"Any band that is out there chasing it is doing more destruction to music then someone who is out there playing what they truly feel."
- Bret Michaels
(Related: Music, Destruction)

"Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Truth, Care, Destruction, Kids, Liberals, Want, Weapons)

"Only one thing can conquer war - that attitude of mind which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: War, Attitude, Destruction, Mind, Nothing)

"War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: War, Wealth, Cause, Destruction, Result)

"Moreover, in the experimental sciences, the scientific fraternity must test a new theory to destruction, if possible."
- Peter D. Mitchell
(Related: Destruction, Theory)

"Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Destruction)

"White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Life, Destruction, Environment, Today)

"We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is free of strife and violence, living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or the dangers of weapons of mass destruction."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Work, Destruction, Harmony, Living, Terrorism, Violence, Weapons)

"Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product."
- Louis Mumford
(Related: Death, War, Destruction, Misery, Starvation, Terror)

"Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: War, Peace, Friend, Destruction, Wrong)

"I'm as obsessive with health as I was with destruction."
- Dave Navarro
(Related: Health, Destruction)

"The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
"But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Day, Destruction, End, Iraq, Israel, Night, Racing, Weapons)

"We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction. But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction."
- Andrew Niccol
(Related: War, Destruction, Victims, Weapons)

"It bothers me to read the comments of leaders of the Hamas and others who hate America that their goal is to have more weaponry capable of delivering all types of weapons of mass destruction."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Goal, America, Destruction, Hate, Leaders, Weapons)

"When they show the destruction of society on color TV, I want to be able to look out over Los Angeles and make sure they get it right."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Society, Destruction, Right, Want)

"Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Destruction, Man, Now, Sun, Will)

"Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were ever found."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Destruction, Iraq, President, Vice, Weapons)

"Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in destruction."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Science, War, Destruction, Weapons)

"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."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Fear, Gods, Destruction, First, Hatred, May, Neurosis, Propaganda)

"In South Texas, we understand how vital port security is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction could be brought into a U.S. port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Fear, Cause, Day, Destruction, Security)

"The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Act, Destruction, Labor)

"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."
- John Owen
(Related: Food, Destruction, Exercise, Man, May, Poison, Temptation)

"You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life, Beauty, Boldness, Destruction, Disease)

"The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Society, War, Policy, Destruction, Fact, Today, Will)

"Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states, with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated than the predatory individual."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Power, Destruction, State, states, Today)

"We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Destruction, Gain, Nothing, Now, Waste)

"And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Science, Technology, War, Act, Destruction, Result, Tragedy, Will)

"The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people."
- Claiborne Pell
(Related: Education, People, Character, Strength, Destruction, Gold, states, United, Weapons)

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Technology, Development, Countries, Destruction, Weapons)

"We are here simply to decide whether Congress should take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to fund the destruction of human embryos for research."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Americans, Congress, Destruction, Research)

"Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction against the United States or its allies must first consider the consequences... We would not specify in advance what our response would be, but it would be both overwhelming and devastating."
- William J. Perry
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, First, states, United)

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Act, Creation, Destruction, First)

"All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Americans, Destruction)

"Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Government, Accusations, Destruction, Duty)

"For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Destruction, Dumb, Gifts, Man, Providence, Reason)

"There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case."
- John Rawls
(Related: Life, Feelings, Animals, Compassion, Destruction, Evil, Humanity, Pain, Pleasure, Wrong)

"The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes."
- Charley Reese
(Related: Destruction, Politicians, Thinking, Weapons, World)

"After he was assassinated, his family and the men who had served him continued the lying and began the destruction, censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: Family, Medical, Men, Destruction, Lying)

"But I want to just caution, it is not incumbent on the United States to prove that Saddam Hussein is trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. He's already demonstrated that he's trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Caution, Destruction, states, Trying, United, Want, Weapons)

"The rapid dissemination of technology and information offers entirely new ways of production, but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Information, Production, states, Weapons)

"Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, War, Destruction, World, World war)

"We were told by the president that we had no alternative but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction posed, but to date, these weapons have not been found."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, President, Weapons)

"But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Death, Science, Technology, Achievement, Destruction, Discovery, First, News, Public)

"Indeed, the whole human species is endangered, by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction which further advances in science are likely to produce."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Science, Destruction, Weapons)

"The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Body, Causes, Destruction)

"Our task, your task... is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People say, 'Well, where's the smoking gun?' Well, we don't want to see a smoking gun from a weapon of mass destruction."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: People, Destruction, Smoking, Want)

"Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Women, Children, Destruction, Weapons)

"Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Love, Destruction, Persecution)

"To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares that all the wicked will God destroy; again, that those who, during the Millennial age when brought to a knowledge of the truth, shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction."
- Charles T. Russell
(Related: Age, God, Truth, Knowledge, Bible, Destruction, Will)

"The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: War, Alliance, Defeat, Destruction, Fascism, Leaders, Prosperity, Salvation, World, World war)

"Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Creation, Destruction)

"A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Being, Destruction, Fashion, State)

"To eat is to appropriate by destruction."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Destruction)

"No one should be surprised when Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda detonate a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. I don't believe in inevitability. But I think it's pretty close to being inevitable."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Being, Destruction, Osama bin laden, Pretty, states, United)

"Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Intelligence, Failure, Destruction, Investigation, Iraq, Needs, Weapons)

"We must hunt the terrorists down and kill them. There is no other way to respond to those so committed to the destruction of life."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Life, Destruction)

"What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave. He wanted to stay, but staying would have meant the total destruction of Tibet, because he would have died and that would have ripped the heart out of his people."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: People, Heart, Destruction)

"I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: History, Love, Destruction)

"It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Christianity, Destruction, Devil, Invention)

"Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Successful, American, Destruction, Iraq, states, Weapons, Will)

"The destruction of civilian hamlets, the killing and the wounding of civilians, became vastly greater than it had been before, and it was very upsetting; but I still couldn't bring myself to understand that the policy itself was wrong."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Policy, Destruction, Killing, Wrong)

"Saddam Hussein has been tenacious in his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and, unless he is removed from power, he will eventually harm our nation and our allies. Every moment we delay allows him to grow stronger."
- Richard Shelby
(Related: Power, Delay, Destruction, Harm, Nation, Pursuit, Weapons, Will)

"The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals. Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction of nuclear weapons may begin."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Progress, Destruction, May, Testing, Weapons, World)

"Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs and weapons of mass destruction."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: War, Bombs, Destruction, Enemy, Weapons)

"Al Gore is not just whistling in the wind. Global warming is for real. Every scientist knows that now, and we are on our way to the destruction of every species on earth, if we don't pay attention and reverse our course."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Attention, Destruction, Earth, Global warming, Now, Wind)

"If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Government, Destruction, Fact, Information, Support, Weapons)

"Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Destruction, Fire, Gossip, Tongue)

"I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Religion, Destruction, Reality, Reason, Spiritual, Terrorism, Violence)

"We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Potential, Smoking)

"When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, there has to be an element of preemption."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Talking, Weapons)

"Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Destruction)

"Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Life, Destruction, Poison)

"It may be that apartheid brings such stupendous economic advantages to countries that they would sooner have apartheid than permit its destruction."
- Oliver Tambo
(Related: Countries, Destruction, May)

"This issue, if not addressed, leaves any President, including George Bush, open to the criticism that they are essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation and I believe that with all my heart."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Heart, Criticism, Destruction, Nation, Open, President)

"In nature, there is less death and destruction than death and transmutation."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: Death, Nature, Destruction)

"China is one of the world's greatest proliferators of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Destruction, Nations, Weapons, World)

"He who fears is literally delivered to destruction."
- Howard Thurman
(Related: Destruction)

"Throughout that period, Japan had made honest efforts to keep the destruction of war from spreading and, based on the belief that all nations of the world should find their places, had followed a policy designed to restore an expeditious peace between Japan and China."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Peace, War, Policy, Belief, Destruction, Nations, World)

"Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: War, Civilization, Destruction, Emotion, Freedom, Hatred, Justice, Respect, World)

"The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Destruction, Opium, Ugly)

"Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Destruction, Necessity, State)

"I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Fear, Children, Destruction, Future, Want, Weapons, Will, World)

"If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Power, Army, Commerce, Delusion, Destruction, Liberty)

"But Hezbollah now has reared its ugly head in a way that threatens the entire free world. And they want, by their own charter and definition, the destruction of Israel and Christians. That is the truth. That is in their charter."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Truth, Destruction, Israel, Now, Ugly, Want, World)

"Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: War, Peace, Hope, Breeding, Destruction, Freedom, Hate, Questions, Right, Tyranny, World)

"Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Art, Destruction, Symbol)

"The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Destruction, Past)

"The American Republic was bound - is still bound - to follow in the centuries to come the same course to destruction as did Rome."
- Robert Welch
(Related: American, Destruction, Rome)

"For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Democracy, Destruction)

"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had and used significant weapons of mass destruction on his own people, both the Kurds and the Iranians."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: People, Destruction, Doubt, Mind, Weapons)

"The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq. That's been documented. They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases, I think with weapons of mass destruction."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Financial, Destruction, Interest, Iraq, Obvious, Weapons)

"Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Destruction, Hypocrisy)

"The private sector can go forward, if it must, with destruction of embryos for questionable and ethically challenged science. But spend the people's money on proven blood cord, bone marrow, germ cell, and adult cell research."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Money, Science, People, Blood, Destruction, Research)

"A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Destruction, Man)

"The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Destruction, Effort, Iraq, states, Weapons, World)

"The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Destruction, Diversity, Folly, Loss, Now, Will, Years)

"There are house demolitions and destruction all over the West Bank and Gaza. Just yesterday in Gaza they demolished three towers under the pretext that they were built close to a settlement."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Destruction, Yesterday)

"We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Experience, War, Feelings, Destruction, Old, Sorrow, Suffering)

"Markets as well as mobs respond to human emotions; markets as well as mobs can be inflamed to their own destruction."
- Owen D. Young
(Related: Destruction, Emotions)

"Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed weapons of mass destruction. I told him, 'You had me at weapons.'"
- Renee Zellweger
(Related: Courtship, Destruction, Proof, Weapons)

"Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Belgium, Children, Destruction, Trade, Wives)

"Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf, the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands. This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Destruction, Islands, Result)

"I have nothing against diamonds, or rubies or emeralds or sapphires. I do object when their acquisition is complicit in the debasement of children or the destruction of a country."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Children, Country, Destruction, Nothing)