Quotes and Sayings about Ruin



"Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Time, Hair, Kids, Needs, Parents, Ruin, Saying)

"I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate."
- John Adams
(Related: Children, Fate, May, Mind, Ruin)

"Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Greatness, Country, Heaven, Man, Wrath)

"You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Ruin, Sense, Want)

"And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Free will, Ruin)

"Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin."
- Aesop
(Related: Evil, Ruin, Will)

"We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Heaven)

"It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Life, Sister, Friends, Parents)

"The czar always got his dues, no matter if it ruined a family."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Family)

"Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Nature, Years)

"Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Houses, Ruin)

"If I go to a restaurant, other people stare. The meal is ruined."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: People)

"What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?"
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, Endurance, Ruin)

"Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Life, Financial, Bank account, Cause, Credit, Numbers, Ruin, Security, Wrong)

"Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification."
- James Gordon Bennett
"What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Country, Democrats, Republican, Republicans, Ruin)

"The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Road, Ruin)

"Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Life, Man, Ruin)

"Politics ruins the character."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Politics, Character)

"Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Wealth, Body, Fight, Ruin)

"We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins."
- Edward Bond
(Related: End, May, Will)

"You can reconstruct the picture from chaos and memory's ruins."
- Kay Boyle
(Related: Chaos, Memory)

"Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Science, Values, Nothing, Shame)

"I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: Temple, Brothers, Constitution, Heaven, Liberty, Slavery)

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Reputation, Ruin, Years)

"There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: First, Ruin, Will)

"The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: May, State)

"Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Building, Italy, Ruin, Traveling)

"False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Friendship, Life, Animation, Ivy)

"Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Control, Deep, Earth, Man, Ocean, Ruin)

"A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins."
- Lord Byron
(Related: May, State, Years)

"Stupid people are ruining America."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, America)

"By adopting the 'free trade,' or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Men, People, Ireland, Now, Trade)

"Worm or beetle - drought or tempest - on a farmer's land may fall, Each is loaded full o' ruin, but a mortgage beats 'em all."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Land, May, Ruin)

"When I did small films like Lily and Buenos Vista, everyone thought my career would be ruined."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Thought, Career)

"Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Father)

"To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Personality, Sleep, Will, Woman, Wrong)

"I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Happiness, God, Censure, Mercy, Ruin, Vote)

"Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Design, Danger, Delay, Ruin)

"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)

"If children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them to do as Chairman Mao said. It was not possible to tell them anything else."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Children, Parents, Ruin)

"The minds of men are at last aroused; reason looks out and justifies her own, and malice finds all her work is ruin."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Men, Work, Malice, Reason, Ruin)

"Most of the films I've done were ruined in the postproduction, not during filming."
- Chevy Chase
"This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Confidence, Ruin, Want)

"Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Government, Choices, Road, Ruin, Taxes, Will)

"In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women."
- Hugo Claus
(Related: Women, Lie, Autumn, First, Ruin, Spring, Summer)

"The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Rebellion, Repentance, Ruin)

"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Strength, Impatience, Ruin, Support, Weakness)

"Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Extravagance)

"Most reputations are not ruined but forgotten."
- Mason Cooley
"Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion; the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment."
- James Gould Cozzens
(Related: Time, Accomplishment, Rebellion, Temper)

"I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

"If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Law, News, Reputation, Ruin, Taxes)

"The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Children, First, Parents)

"Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

"No; small timers get into it, and ruin it for everyone."
- John Dillinger
(Related: Ruin)

"The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Happiness, People, Catastrophes, Errors, Repetition)

"I watched Gretzky, I watched Lemieux. Maybe it's the time when you're playing, but for a kid coming into the league, you play the Boston Bruins and you just watched Bobby Orr."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Time, Boston, Play)

"We moralize among ruins."
- Benjamin Disraeli
"As a young man you don't notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Dreams, Houses, Man, Years)

"So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Career, Ruin)

"I get really upset seeing my friends who are mums crying because they feel like they're not good enough. Clever, confident, kind young women all going, 'I'm ruining my child's life.'"
- Daisy Donovan
(Related: Women, Life, Friends)

"If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene, if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or taking something in a weird direction, try it."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Funny, Direction, Ruin)

"Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Peace, Science, Reality, Research, Ruin, Will)

"The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: History, Ruin, World)

"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: America, Cities, Spain, Workers)

"Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Job, Lawyers, Security)

"A man is a god in ruins."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: God, Man)

"A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Dreams, Life, Men, God, Man)

"Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society."
- William Falconer
(Related: Society, Health, Life, Temptations, Vice)

"One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere."
- John Fiske
"When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes."
- Janet Flanner
(Related: War, Causes, Result)

"Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Age, Happiness, Constitution, Ruin, Today)

"Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Love, Hope)

"Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Alcohol, Bed, Drugs, Future, Problems, Roses, Ruin)

"No nation was ever ruined by trade."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Nation, Trade)

"It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Blind, Clothes, Eye, Houses, Ruin, Want)

"Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: Nationalism, Nations, Ruin)

"It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Death, Sacrifice, Heroism, Humanity, Ruin)

"After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months."
- King George V
(Related: Months, Ruin, Will)

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
- Elbridge Gerry
(Related: People, Army, Rights, Liberty, Order)

"Another man whose social life has ruined him."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Life, Man)

"Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Interest, Ruin)

"Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Freedom, Ruin)

"Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Debt, Man, State)

"We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Power, Time, Action, Chance, Extreme, Moderation, Old, Party, Questions, Ruin)

"The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: War, First, Inflation, Nation, Prosperity, Ruin)

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Attention, Force, Liberty, Nothing, Public, Will)

"The character of a people may be ruined by charity."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Character, Charity, May)

"Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin."
- Hesiod
(Related: Gain, Ruin)

"Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies."
- S. E. Hinton
(Related: Movies, Books, Ruin)

"We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Dreams, Ruin)

"Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Being, Community, Heaven, Judges, Protection, Ruin, Smiles)

"It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Drinking, Ecstasy, Smoking, Voice)

"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Beauty, Love, Sense, Tomorrow, World, Yesterday)

"My goal is to goad people into saying something that ruins their life."
- Don Imus
(Related: Life, People, Goal, Saying)

"People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Men, Thought, People, Animals, Liberty, Thinking)

"It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end."
- Washington Irving
(Related: End, Man, Mind, Poverty, Struggle)

"We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings."
- Alfred Jarry
"Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Family, Women, Gambling, Ruin)

"The earth is the Lord's. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God's property. We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on earth to see it isn't ruined."
- Allen Johnson
(Related: God, Earth, Living, Privilege, Property, Responsibility)

"A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Genius, Man)

"Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Success, Accuracy, Confidence, Reputation)

"Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Life, Despair, Fate, Needs)

"If I had one quality that really ruined me and at the same time helped me, it was the fact that I never stopped looking, and by that time I was really working at it."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Time, Quality, Fact)

"While our budget shortfall is temporary, ruining pristine national lands is permanent."
- Ric Keller
"The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses."
- Anselm Kiefer
(Related: Childhood, Houses, Project, Reason)

"When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, "There's just something about you that pisses me off.""
- Stephen King
(Related: Family, Life, God, Job, Voice)

"Jim Bakker. He's lost everything, he's ruined. And the worst thing of all he still has to wake up to her!"
- Sam Kinison
"Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Education, Society, Morals, Want, Youth)

"Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Marriage, Improvement, Old)

"Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."
- John Lennon
(Related: Right)

"Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Nation, Ruin, Suicide)

"No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Nation, Ruin, Slavery, Suffering)

"I'm one of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit."
- Marie Lloyd
"Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Drugs, Ruin, Will)

"There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones."
- Hugh MacDiarmid
(Related: World)

"I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it."
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Drinking, Jeopardy, Ruin, Smoking, Training, Voice, Years)

"Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Error, May)

"Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it."
- John Masefield
(Related: Man, May, Praise, Want)

"Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products."
- Scott McNealy
(Related: Business, Giving, Ruin, Study)

"Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate."
- Margaret Mead
"Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Luxury, Poverty)

"When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack."
- Gwen Moore
(Related: Health, Children, Environment, Importance, Public, Ruin)

"Do we care about these people that are HIV-positive whose lives have been ruined? Those are the people I'm the most concerned about. Every night I think about this."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: People, Care, Night)

"The people of England are never so happy as when you tell them they are ruined."
- Arthur Murphy
(Related: People, England)

"It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.'"
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Father, Thought, Rejection, Ruin, Self, Want)

"I don't want to bother them and ruin the party they are preparing so carefully at La Scala."
- Riccardo Muti
(Related: Party, Ruin, Want)

"That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens!"
- Harry Nilsson
(Related: Reputation, Years)

"Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily aim at reducing opposition to a minimum, and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting, discrediting or ruining their opponents."
- Frederick Scott Oliver
(Related: Life, Men, End, Obvious, Opponents, Opposition, Public)

"To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Doubt, Germany)

"The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature."
- George Orwell
(Related: Literature, Prose)

"The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me and it shouldn't have happened. It ruined my life and my career. That's the tragedy of this."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Life, Career, Tragedy)

"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Criticism, Praise, Trouble)

"Success tempts many to their ruin."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Success, Ruin)

"There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians."
- Georges Pompidou
(Related: Women, Gambling, Ruin)

"I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Care, Career, College)

"Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Nothing, Quotes, Right, Road, Ruin, Writing)

"There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Tradition)

"He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it."
- Leopold Von Ranke
(Related: Eyes, Ruin)

"We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Religion, Civilization, Christianity, May, Will)

"The only trouble here is they won't let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without ruining their health?"
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Health, College, Girls, Question, Reputation, Study, Trouble)

"Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have disastrous effects on our communities."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Drugs, Ruin)

"If it is true that there is always more than one way of construing a text, it is not true that all interpretations are equal."
- Paul Ricoeur
"It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Law, Laws, Ruin)

"In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations of people once they are dead and cannot answer back. They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid. I do not want any part of it."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: People, America, Want)

"I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Enjoyment, Golf, Ruin)

"Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there's no doubt it's hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris - polls as valid as any political polls - indicate that very clearly."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Doubt, Football, Public, Ruin, Will)

"My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Husband, Ruin)

"The Russian drama began at the end of 1991, when the Soviet Union mercifully ended. Russia and 14 other new countries emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Every one of those 15 new states faced a profound historical, economic, financial, social and political challenge."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Financial, Challenge, Countries, Drama, End, Russia, states)

"I think when you dissect a joke too much, you have ruined whatever there is in comedy."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Comedy)

"The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism."
- George Santayana
(Related: Time, Optimism, Evil, Existence)

"The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry."
- Erik Satie
(Related: Art, Poetry, Animals)

"Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous, and grew out of the disruptions that created new national movements from the ruins of the old empires / i."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Nationalism, Old)

"If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman... because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: First, Man, Nation, Ruin)

"Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Anger)

"I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn't understand at the time."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Time, Negative)

"Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan."
- Phil Simms
(Related: Sports, Talk)

"Anyway, so here I was caught between Johnson on the one side, who was my leader, I was his whip, and here was my dear friend, personal friend, Kennedy, and they're going to go into my state and ruin it. What am I going to do?"
- George Smathers
(Related: Leader, Friend, Ruin, State)

"Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear."
- Walter Smith
(Related: God)

"Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing."
- Georges Sorel
(Related: Country, Hate, Nothing, Ruin)

"Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan... and later came to football."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Basketball, Football)

"I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Baseball, Ruin)

"If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured."
- Stendhal
(Related: Men, Power, Court, Ruin)

"Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Act, Fact, Horses, Light, Sky, Windows)

"When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved."
- Lytton Strachey
(Related: Time, Civilization, Existence, Language, Nation)

"Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin."
- Tacitus
(Related: Candor, Generosity, Moderation, Ruin)

"He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)

"The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,' in Dylan Thomas's verse - yet we seem the same."
- John Thorn
(Related: Boys, Heroes, Old, Ruin, Summer, Youth)

"Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Causes, Ignorance, Mankind, Ruin)

"We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Life, Drugs, Games, Guilt, Reputation, Ruin, Suspicion)

"But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Faith, Government, Churches, Living, Luxury, Nation, Schools)

"I'll just be sitting down having dinner with girlfriends or something and people come up and ruin the dinner."
- Holly Valance
(Related: People, Girlfriends, Ruin)

"You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you."
- Cornelius Vanderbilt
(Related: Law, Ruin)

"What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another."
- Virgil
(Related: Man, Ruin, Trouble)

"The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: History)

"My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Time, War, Country, Enemy, Nation, Struggle, Youth)

"I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Peace, Desire, Freedom, Nation, Race, Right, World)

"As parents, we need to talk to young people about drugs and make sure they understand that drugs are dangerous, addictive substances that can ruin their lives and harm their communities."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Drugs, Harm, Parents, Ruin, Talk)

"I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Art, Land, Want)

"We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Conformity)

"The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Labor, Luxury, Necessity, Now, states)

"It goes to establish a just and permanent principle of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations in prices and consequently, to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce; and to build up those who are already ruined."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: End, Insecurity, Ruin, Trade)

"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
- George Washington
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"Reality continues to ruin my life."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Reality, Ruin)

"That friend a great man's ruin strongly checks, who rails into his belief all his defects."
- John Webster
(Related: Friend, Belief, Man, Ruin)

"I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Love, Money, Life, God, People, Kids, Poor, Want)

"How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Marriage)

"The only thing that counts is if you know how to prepare your ingredients. Even if with the best and freshest ingredients in the world, if your dish is tasteless or burnt, it's ruined."
- Martin Yan
(Related: World)

"There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Life, People, First, Friends, Profession, Ruin, Temptations)

"A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs."
- Edward Young
(Related: Soul, Reflection, Ruin)

"I was worried about being the nut that ruined 40 years of Bond history."
- Rick Yune
(Related: History, Being, Years)

"Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great."
- Johann Georg Zimmermann
(Related: Fortune, Ruin, Want)