destruction

A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, destruction, effort, learning, and nature

Man has subdued nature, conquered seas, conquered distance, and is now penetrating space, but he has not yet learned to conquer himself, nor is he even now putting forth comparable effort to subdue and master lingering animal tendencies and passions which, when dominant, may destroy him.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: 1-Jul-60

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A Quote by Darth Vader on ability, destruction, force, power, and technology

But Darth Vader warns of the awesome power of the Force: "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."

Darth Vader

Source: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on destruction and power

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: 1819, McCullough v. Maryland

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on conscience, defense, destruction, education, freedom, heart, individuality, injustice, labor, laws, liberty, people, politics, struggle, trade, travel, and world

Actually, what is the political struggle that we witness? It is the instinctive struggle of all people toward liberty. And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties - liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade? In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism-including, of course, legal despotism? Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: 1850

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on destruction, force, individuality, liberty, men, organize, reason, and support

If every person has the right to defend - even by force - his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force - for the same reason - cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on clarity, death, destruction, life, past, sage, teaching, present, and world

Nu Yu was teaching Pü-liang I to be a sage. It was three days before he was able to transcend this world. After he transcended this world I waited for seven days more, and then he was able to transcend all material things. After he transcended all material things, I waited for nine days more and he was able to transcend all life. Having transcended all life, he became as clear and bright as the morning. Having become as clear and bright as the morning, he was able to see the One. Having seen the One, he was then able to abolish the distinction of past and present. Having abolished the past and present, he was then able to enter the realm of neither life nor death. Then, to him, the destruction of life did not mean death and the production of life did not mean life . . .

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on destruction and tranquility

To him everything was in process of destruction, everything was in process of construction. This is called tranquility in disturbance. Tranquility in disturbance means that it is especially in the midst of disturbance that [tranquility] becomes perfect.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on action, beginning, destruction, effort, gifts, persistence, trying, understanding, and taoism

If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's gift), if you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, if you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, you will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, to know when you can get no further by your own action, this is the right beginning!

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (23:3-7, p. 197)

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on brothers, certainty, death, despair, destruction, god, jobs, safety, sons, and weather

The tempest was terrible and separated me from my [other] vessels that night, putting every one of them in desperate straits, with nothing to look forward to but death. Each was certain the others had been destroyed. What man ever born, not excepting Job, who would not have died of despair, when in such weather seeking safety for my son, my brother, shipmates, and myself, we were forbidden [access to] the land and the harbors which I, by God's will and sweating blood, had won for Spain?

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Lettera Rarissima to the Sovereigns, July 7, 1503 (Fourth Voyage)

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A Quote by Charles Sorenson on achievement, destruction, incompetence, and rest

It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.

Charles Sorenson

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