Destruction Sayings and Quotes

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

A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent. Elie Wiesel
Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes. Emanuel Swedenborg
It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction. Mikhail Gorbachev
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness; aggressiveness engenders hostility; hostility engenders fear, a disastrous circle. Dorothy Thompson
Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups or seeks to possess weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilised world and will be confronted. George W Bush
Destruction is the work of an afternoon. Creation is the work of a lifetime. Kamahl
The destruction of the inducement to invest by an excessive liquidity-preference was the outstanding evil, the prime impediment to the growth of wealth, in the ancient and medieval worlds. John Maynard Keynes
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide. Victor Hugo
Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism. Joseph A. Schumpeter
destruction is easy for humans but creation is too difficult. Daniel J. Boorstin
So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it. James Dickey
Pride is the parent of destruction; pride eats the mind and the heart and the soul alive. Anne Rice
All destruction, by violent revolution or however it be, is but new creation on a wider scale. Thomas Carlyle
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. Pablo Picasso
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. Richard Steele
Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates. Marquis De Sade
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. George Orwell
Procrastination is the seed of self destruction. Matthew Burton
The rust of the mind is the destruction of genius. Seneca The Younger
So will the earth be destroyed or renewed? The answer is both—but the destruction will be temporal and parietal, whereas the renewal will be eternal and complete. Randy Alcorn
They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power. Thessalonians 1:9
We are all learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side. Charles T. Munger
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. J.K. Galbraith
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? Mahatma Gandhi
And to build a house where an old house stands, you must first destroy the old house. We must go a bit deeper and realize that the instinct of creation is always connected to a destructive something; the creation in its own essence is also destructive. Nietszche
Nothing can be created without destruction. 'The creation of the one is the corruption of the other.' Nietzsche
Destructiveness is the action of the bored or aggressive Alfred Henry
I have found that life persists in the midst of destruction and, therefore, there must be a higher law than that of destruction. Gandhi
put ya guards up and I'll let down mine.. / watch everything disintegrate into space / watch em fall apart / I'll just be the blame if that's what u want / unexplained reasons why. Janice P. Shileds
Misguided intentions of the divine destruction / What now will you do? / The blink of an eye. / The last string of fate. / Can I remake this world anew? Cetewayo Gammage
It took more than times ever perceivable to harness the spirit of love; spreading it like wildfire into the heart of every human being walking on this soil; / every palpable entity gallivanting with a glimmer of hope in its eyes, / And it took you just a minute to completely destroy its mesmerizing essence; leaving it no scope at all to flourish with all your killings; war and hostility. Nikhil Parekh
Who is this species that calls himself man, / Proclaiming his own perfection / Spending all his time bringing forth his own destruction, / He spends all his time making it nice, / Another comes along and destroys it / As some sort of holy sacrifice? Greg Wenmoth
You coulda Caucasian or a poor Asian / Racism is a weapon of mass destruction / Whether inflation or globalization / Fear is a weapon of mass destruction. Ayala Bentovim
There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow. Dorothea Brande
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from the destruction of goods. Ludwig Von Mises
Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time. Fyodor Dostoevsky
To love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed. Cassandra Clare
The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart. Charles Bukowski
For not only every democracy but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Robert W. Welch Jr
I think we all carry the seeds of our own destruction. You really have to be aware that just because something is good, it doesn't mean it's not going to trigger a self-destructive impulse. Adam Ferrara
Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt. Phaedrus
The destruction of the natural beauty, the ecosystems, and the majesty of mountains affect us in ways we're not even aware of. Every time a mountain is beheaded, we chop off a little part of our souls. Gloria Reuben
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. Elizabeth I
Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute destruction. Both are movements, and that is eternal. Ramana Maharshi

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