Quotes with harm
The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps, is that, on the whole, it is a question whether the, benevolence of mankind does most good or harm.
Physics and Politics (1869)
There is far more danger of harm than there is hope of good in any radical changes.
Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (July 5, 1926).
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path toward errors is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.
The Descent of Man
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
I say thank God for government waste. If government is doing bad things, it's only the waste that prevents the harm from being greater.
Interview with Richard Heffner on The Open Mind (December 7, 1975)
There is no place for government to prohibit consumers from buying products the effect of which will be to harm themselves.
Free to Choose (1980)
I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
To bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak.
The Code of Hammurabi, Prologue
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
The man who goes into politics because he needs the money isn't likely to do as much harm as the man who goes into it merely because he has money to burn.
Senator's Sorghum's Primer of Politics (1906)
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.
The Humane Interface (2001)
Moderation resembles temperance. We are not so unwilling to eat more, as afraid of doing ourselves harm by it.
The hopes which inspire communism are, in the main, as admirable as those instilled by the Sermon on the Mount, but they are held as fanatically and are as likely to do as much harm.
The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism (1920)
The law of causality, I believe, like mud that passes muster among philosophers, is a relic of a bygone age, surviving, like the monarchy, only because it is erroneously supposed to do no harm.
Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays (1918)