Destroy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old destroy quotes, destroy sayings, and destroy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. George Orwell
If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. Jay Leno
Men are destroyed for being rebellious, and women destroy themselves by failing to be rebellious. Unless you can make that next jump to either getting along with people or resisting people, you are ultimately destroying yourself. Chuck Palahniuk
What wise men established in 100 years, the fools demolish in 2 days. Anonymous
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. Orison Swett Marden
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. Sir Winston Churchill
The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build. Margaret Thatcher
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. Author Unknown
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln
To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. John Ruskin
One to destroy, is murder by the law, and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe, to murder thousands, takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art', and gives immortal fame. Edward Young
That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate. Erich Fromm
One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner. John Bunyan
If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth. Carl Sagan
I demolish my bridges behind me...then there is no choice but to move forward. Fridtjof Nansen
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself. Niccolo Machiavelli
Destroy or be destroyed-there is no middle way! Let us then be the destroyers! Mikhail Bakunin
Never try to destroy someone else's life with a lie when yours can be destroyed with the truth. Anonymous
What does not destroy me, makes me stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche
We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. Kenneth Clark
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law. James A. Baldwin
Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself. Richard Nixon
If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers. Joseph Wood Krutch
It is not defeat that destroys you,it is being demoralized by defeat that destroy you. Imran Khan
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. Aesop
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being. Benjamin Disraeli
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi
When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself. Ryszard Kapuscinski
If only there were evil people out there insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were just simple, we could separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who among us is willing to destroy a piece of their own heart. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one. Edward Keating
It's our nature. We destroy. It's the constant of our kind. No matter the color of blood, man will always fall. Victoria Aveyard
To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn