Quotes with destroyed
Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil, and a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by intemperate diet.
In Louis Klopsch, Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1896)
Contrary to popular opinion, America's family-owned and privately held corporations are not being destroyed by confiscarry taxation, ruthless competitors, unproductive labor, technological change, or insidious regulation. Family businesses fail because they allow themselves to be destroyed, slowly but surely, by the inaction of their owner/managers. The businesses fail because, more often than not, these people never make the decisions needed to ensure the vitality of their companies in an ever-changing, ever more complex world. Family business owners typically fail to recognize the needs of the future in managing their businesses.
A preventive war, to my mind, is an impossibility today. How could you have one if one of its features would be several cities lying in ruins, several cities where many, many thousands of people would be dead and injured and mangled, the transportation systems destroyed, sanitation implements and systems all gone? That isn't preventive war; that is war.
News Conference of (August 11, 1954)
There will never be an easy place for us to make a stand, but there is a best one.That best one is where principle points. Deep in that principle is the truth that we cannot afford the loss of any free nation--for whenever freedom is destroyed anywhere we are ourselves, by that much weakened.
Address at the Gettysburg College Convocation: The Importance of Understanding (April 4, 1959). Speaking about the fight against communism.
There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again.
There can be no profit in the making or selling of things to be destroyed in war. Men may think that they have such profit, but in the end the profit will turn out to be a loss.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The Old Man and the Sea
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Any military commander who is honest with himself, or with those he's speaking to, will admit that he has made mistakes in the application of military power. He's killed people unnecessarily -- his own troops or other troops -- through mistakes, through errors of judgment. A hundred, or thousands, or tens of thousands, maybe even a hundred thousand. But, he hasn't destroyed nations.
The Fog of War
Why was it necessary to drop the nuclear bomb if LeMay was burning up Japan? And he went on from Tokyo to firebomb other cities. 58% of Yokohama. Yokohama is roughly the size of Cleveland. 58% of Cleveland destroyed. Tokyo is roughly the size of New York. 51% percent of New York destroyed. 99% of the equivalent of Chattanooga, which was Toyama. 40% of the equivalent of Los Angeles, which was Nagoya. This was all done before the dropping of the nuclear bomb, which by the way was dropped by LeMay's command. Proportionality should be a guideline in war. Killing 50% to 90% of the people of 67 Japanese cities and then bombing them with two nuclear bombs is not proportional, in the minds of some people, to the objectives we were trying to achieve.
The Fog of War
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
That no freeman ought to be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Article 21 from the Declaration of Rights in the Maryland Constitution of 1776