A Quote by Charles Southwick on attitude, conquest, destruction, ethics, responsibility, and spirit

Our moral and ethical responsibility is to protect other species in the spirit of husbandry rather than destroy them in and attitude of conquest.

Charles Southwick

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A Quote by Charles Churchill on art, curiosity, destruction, and thought

With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: Epistle to William Hogarth. Line 645.

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on action, desires, destruction, evil, faith, good, mind, needs, opportunity, peace, and speech

Freed by full realization and at peace, the mind of such a man is at peace, and his speech and action peaceful. He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 96-97

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on good, knowledge, fool, disadvantage, destruction, and brain

A fool acquires knowledge only to his own disadvantage. It destroys what good he has, and turns his brains.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 72

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on adultery, animals, desires, destruction, earth, emptiness, god, good, happiness, lies, losing, nature, plants, reason, survival, present, vices, and war

What does this desire and this inability of ours proclaim to us but that there was once in man a genuine happiness, of which nothing now survives but the mark and the empty outline; and this he vainly tries to fill from everything that lies around him, seeking from things that are not there the help that he does not get from those that are present? Yet they are quite incapable of filling the gap, because this infinite gulf can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object - that is, God, Himself. He alone is man's veritable good, and since man has deserted Him it is a strange thing that there is nothing in nature that has not been capable of taking His place for man: stars, sky, earth, elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects, calves, serpents, fever, plague, war, famine, vices, adultery, incest. And since he has lost the true good, everything can equally appear to him as such - even his own destruction, though that is so contrary at once to God, to reason, and to nature.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on belief, corruption, dedication, destruction, devil, evil, needs, and temptation

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure man needs the help.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on delusion, destruction, doubt, and grace

Destroyed is my delusion and recognition has been gained by me through Thy grace, O Krishna. I stand firm with my doubts dispelled. I shall act according to Thy word.


Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 18: 73

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on abuse, anger, arrogance, darkness, delusion, destruction, enemies, envy, generosity, gifts, god, greed, happiness, hell, ignorance, mind, pride, purpose, sacrifice, success, violence, and wealth

"I got this today," they say; "tomorrow I shall get that. This wealth is mine, and that will be mine too. I have destroyed my enemies. I shall destroy others too! Am I not like God? I enjoy what I want. I am successful. I am powerful. I am happy. I am rich and well-born. Who is equal to me? I will perform sacrifices and give gifts, and rejoice in my own generosity." This is how they go on, deluded by ignorance. Bound by their greed and entangled in a web of delusion, whirled about by a fragmented mind, they fall into a dark hell. Self-important, obstinate, swept away by the pride of wealth, they ostentatiously perform sacrifices without any regard for their purpose. Egotistical, violent, arrogant, lustful, angry, envious of everyone, they abuse my presence within their own bodies and in the bodies of others.


Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 16:13 -18, pp. 191-192

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on age, atoms, deception, destruction, faith, hope, lies, peace, salvation, work, and world

Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation. . . . Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

Source: Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, I946

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A Quote by King Baudouin I on destruction, peace, war, and youth

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.

Baudouin I (1930 - 1993)

Source: address to US Congress, May 11, 1959

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