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Damaging Quotes


"Damaging the enemy financially is fair game." - Alex Pacheco

"I don't go for this auto-cannibalism. Very damaging." - Peter O'Toole

"If you are killing time, are you damaging eternity?" - Steven Wright

"In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme." - Roy Hattersley

"Nothing is more damaging to the truth than an old error." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The most damaging phrase in the language is: `It's always been done that way.'" - Grace Hopper

"Tukhachevsky was an especially damaging loss for the army and the state." - Mikhail Tukhachevsky

"The most damaging prejudice consists of banning any kind of investigation of nature." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"For me, addiction comes down to basically where a pattern of behaviour has developed and that pattern of behaviour is becoming a very damaging cycle. It's sort of damaging your relationships, friends or lovers, it's damaging your own personal health and it's damaging for you and your workplace." - Michael Fassbender

"Nothing is more damaging to you than to do something that you believe is wrong." - Abraham Lincoln

"The most damaging aspect of contemporary living is short-term thinking." - Rick Warren

"History was an incredibly damaging experience, and now it's over . . . in a sense." - Terence Mckenna

"The most damaging forms of intolerance are connected with religious, racial and political differences of opinion." - Napoleon Hill

"No sane man objects to palpable lies about him; what he objects to is damaging facts." - H L Mencken

"Anything that can be perfect is very damaging for my psyche." - Emma Stone

"Self-deprecation is not an answer to keeping one's balance. I think that it's very damaging." - Viola Davis

"Guns are dangerous and damaging even when no one gets shot. They really do loom." - Ann Patchett

"The worst lies of all are the ones we tell ourselves. They are the most damaging." - Deborah King

"The most damaging phrase in the language is: It's always been done that way." - Grace Hopper

"Self-knowledge can be painful, but not half so damaging as self-ignorance." - Orson Scott Card

"Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them." - Cardinal de Retz

"I think it's damaging to know too much about a person, about an actor." - Molly Parker

"It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them." - Jean Francois Paul De Gon

"The plausible outcomes range from the gradual and benign to the more precipitous and damaging." - Timothy Geithner

"Fear is the most damnable, damaging thing to human personality in the whole world." - William Faulkner

"Few things give rise to imprecise rhetoric like the issue of race. It's understandable, but damaging." - John Piper

"I, for one, am tired of seeing movies about men damaging each other." - Vera Farmiga

"A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns." - Maurice Strong

"A success that has outlived its usefulness may, in the end, be more damaging than failure." - Peter Drucker

"Both poverty and wealth are excellent things, because they are extremes, but the middle ground is damaging to the soul." - Pamela Moore

"Remember that nothing is so damaging to self-esteem as waiting for a telephone or door-bell that doesn't ring." - Marjorie Hillis

"The black church often has reinforced certain self images that are damaging to black peoples' beauty, black peoples' confidence." - Cornel West

"New Year's resolution: To refrain from saying witty, unkind things, unless they are really witty and irreparably damaging." - James Agate

"the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion" - Khaled Hosseini

"In a company where tech decisions were still ultracentralized, the repercussions of a distracted CEO had to be damaging." - Paul Allen

"We must recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity-and shape our lives accordingly." - Albert Einstein

"The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them." - Lawana Blackwell

"Television, while chemically non-invasive, nevertheless is every bit as addicting and physiologically damaging as any other drug." - Terence Mckenna

"The line between being a nurturing parent and an over-bearing, damaging parent is one that's very delicate." - Jeffrey Wright

"Even with the help of anti-Russian propaganda in the mass media, Germany has not succeeded in damaging this sympathy." - Vladimir Putin

"We are to eat food otherwise we don't live and sometimes we eat food that is very damaging." - Laura Huxley

"Red meat is not really bad for a person. Now, blue-green meat - that's damaging of you!" - Tommy Smothers

"Sometimes it takes more courage not to let yourself see. Sometimes knowledge is damaging - not enlightenment but enleadenment." - Marisha Pessl

"Canned food is a perversion,' Ignatius said. 'I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul." - John Kennedy Toole

"Films about women and their concerns are seen as frivolous, limited and, most damaging of all, niche." - Romola Garai

"Self-deceit is a most damaging trait. The remedy, for an artist, is to paint a self-portrait!" - Scott Kahn

"Imagining someone else's pain with too much surety can be as damaging as failing to imagine it." - Leslie Jamison

"In certain ways it is incredibly damaging considering the stuff I did before certainly wasn't for kids." - Jhonen Vasquez

"When you're doing some things that are damaging you, you don't really realise it at the time." - Natasha Henstridge

"Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment, damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually." - John M Mchugh

"Many rich people in China made their fortunes by damaging natural resources and building corrupt relations with the government." - Chen Guangbiao

"Any time we are misused or used for a purpose other than what God intended us for, it's damaging." - Joyce Meyer

"I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities." - Seymour Papert

"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself" - Jimmy Carter

"I suspected economics was irredeemable as a policy tool for citizens groups. I saw economics lead its practitioners and citizens alike into a form of brain-damaging indoctrination." - Hazel Henderson

"Mainstream medias representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black mens lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation." - Aberjhani

"Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?" - Aaron Paul

"There can be no question, however, that prolonged commitment to mathematical exercises in economics can be damaging. It leads to the atrophy of judgement and intuition. . ." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Fear is bound to disappear when you realize that failure is not something shameful, damaging, destructive, or painful, but something natural." - Sri Chinmoy

"Terrorists intent on damaging the United States need not fly planes into America's buildings; they need only do something to raise the price of oil." - Ricardo Bayon

"You're really not right, are you? Yeah, I know. It was all the paint chips I ate as a kid. They were good, but chromosomally damaging. (Nick)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Racists have often used pseudoscience to justify their socially damaging views; watch these films to see how science, by replacing ignorance with knowledge, can undo that damage." - James D Watson

"There's a whole journalistic-industrial complex dedicated to keeping newsprint, TV screens and radio waves clean of destabilizing scoops damaging to corporations or the state." - Alexander Cockburn

"You're really not right, are you? Yeah, I know. It was all the paint chips I ate as a kid. They were good, but chromosomally damaging. (Nick)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The short of it is, as an aspiring writer, there is nothing as damaging to your credibility as saying that you don't like to read." - Khaled Hosseini

"Who will say with confidence that sexual abuse is more permanently damaging to children than threatening them with the eternal and unquenchable fires of hell?" - Richard Dawkins

"Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the color or scent of the flowers, so should the sage act in a village." - Gautama Buddha

"Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere - without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet's future." - Fred Krupp

"Did you ever hear anyone say, 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'?" - Joseph Henry Jackson

"You can't get around the image of people shooting at people toprotect their stores and it working. This is damaging to the [guncontrol] movement." - Josh Sugarmann

"Understand the nature and influence of repeating patterns, from childhood experiences or even from past lives. Wthout understanding, patterns tend to repeat, unnecessarily damaging the relationship." - Brian Weiss

"I used to think that prizes were damaging and divisive, until I got one. And now they seem sort of meaningful and real." - Bill Nighy

"I'm not saying I'm some high priestess. I do things, I'm sure, that are damaging, but it's certainly not on purpose." - Sandra Bernhard

"The Government's first priority on coming to office was to secure long-term economic stability and put an end to the damaging cycle of boom and bust." - Alan Johnson

"Racism is a global problem and it is as damaging to Whites as it is to non-Whites. Everyone must fight against it." - Roger Ross Williams

"The act of not discussing or confiding the event with another may be more damaging than having experienced the event per se." - James W. Pennebaker

"The technology of mass production is inherently violent, ecologically damaging, self-defeating in terms of non-renewable resources, and stultifying for the human person." - E F Schumacher

"I know that the fantastic amount of profit that people want to make on anything is damaging. And that none of us seem able to resist it." - Jamaica Kincaid

"The really damaging thing is that the objectives, the goals of the people on the left are not possible. There is no utopia." - Rush Limbaugh

"At a certain point, I should start to pay attention and make sure I'm not damaging my vocal chords, because I enjoy using them a lot." - Martina Sorbara

"Did you ever hear anyone say, That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me?" - Joseph Henry Jackson

"Labour, because it chose to remain unintelligent, either became subservient, or insolently believed in damaging the capitalists' goods and machinery or even in killing the capitalists." - Mahatma Gandhi

"How damaging is a habit that permits faultfinding, character assassination, and the sharing of malicious rumors! Gossip and caustic comments often create chains of contention." - Marvin J Ashton

"The most damaging erroneous belief about happiness is, of course, that happiness is somewhere else-that is, that it is not with you." - Robert Holden

"Mainstream media's representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black men's lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation." - Aberjhani

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby." - Jack Adams

"Among the rednecks of America, which there are many more than people seem to realize, it was terribly damaging. I got blamed for O.J.'s acquittal." - F Lee Bailey

"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." - William James

"Fame is damaging when people become reliant on it for their sense of self, and their identity, when fame is linked to how you see yourself." - Daniel Radcliffe

"I'm not an extreme tree-hugger. I do believe trees grow and are a useful agricultural product that can be harvested without damaging the ecology and wildlife." - John C Malone

"You can get a few seasons out of power, even accomplish some things, but over time power can be very damaging to relationships." - James Hunter

"No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson to be learned from it." - Peter Mcwilliams

"This is a sensible response to employer concerns that the minimum wage is starting to have a damaging impact on competitiveness." - Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham

"American decision-makers must understand how damaging a foreign policy that privileges order and profit over justice really is in the long term." - Samantha Power

"Child abuse is a heinous and personally damaging crime; it is therefore incumbent on the Church to treat such matters with the utmost seriousness." - John Sentamu

"The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important." - Brooke Shields

"Violence is not a constitutionally protected right. Damaging property is not a constitutionally protected right; inciting violence is not a constitutionally protected right." - Francis G Slay

"A 20-pound weight on the back of a small horse is more damaging than a 20-pound weight on a very big horse." - Grover Norquist

"Antioxidants are chemicals that break down or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals - chemicals produced as a byproduct of normal cellular metabolism." - David Perlmutter

"I'm going to work with Republicans when they do things I agree with and I'm going to fight Republicans when they're doing things that I think are damaging." - Claire Mccaskill

"The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world." - Sherrod Brown

"The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature." - George Orwell

"I am part of the left; I feel loyal. I don't want to do things that will be damaging to what I believe in." - Owen Jones

"the assumption that men and woman are essentially alike in all respects, or even in the most important ones, is a damaging one, as damaging as the assumption that they are different in ways in which they aren't different, perhaps more so ..." - Margaret Mead

"A lot of people say I am using all the procedures for my face. I didn't do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body. I'm against Botox, I'm against injections; I think it's damaging your face, damaging your nerves. It's all me. I will age gracefully, as my mom does." - Melania Trump

"I think that Obama's failure to reestablish the rule of law in money matters is the most damaging thing that he's done - and perhaps the most damaging thing that has happened in American politics in my lifetime. Because once the rule of law is absent in money matters, then anything really goes in politics." - James Howard Kunstler

"We end up with the contradictory picture of a society that appears to throw its doors wide open to women, but translates her every step towards success as having been damaging." - Margaret Mead

"Critical thinking is to a liberal education as faith is to religion. ... the converse was true also - faith is to a liberal education as critical thinking is to religion, irrelevant and even damaging." - Jane Smiley

"Svanaja includes in itself the whole subject, officials and ministers. If there is something wrong in the conduct of these people, it would be damaging the state. An administrator should strictly deal with it." - Chanakya

"There are studies that tell us that stress and lack of self-image, lack of self-esteem, severe dieting, binge dieting and binge eating can also be very damaging to a body and bring on various kinds of abnormalities." - Leonard Nimoy

"But in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure." - Christopher Mccandless

"I'm a busy guy but I set aside quiet time every morning and every evening to keep my equilibrium centered on my own path. I don't like being swayed by anything that might be negative or damaging." - Donald Trump

"Development which has no regard for whom or what it harms is not development. It is the opposite of progress, damaging the Earth's capacity to support us and the rest of its living systems" - George Monbiot

"I'm proud of having been one of the first to recognize that states and the federal government have a duty to protect our natural resources from the damaging effects of pollution that can accompany industrial development." - Ronald Reagan

"Criticism at the wrong time, even if it's legitimate criticism, can be seriously damaging and make the writer lose faith in what he's doing. It's the timing that's all-important." - Donna Tartt

"Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole." - Thomas Sowell

"Preaching is God's great institution for the planting and maturing of spiritual life. When properly executed, its benefits are untold. When wrongly executed, no evil can exceed its damaging results." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"The good television of today is probably better than the best television of the old days. The bad television of today is worse. It is not only bad, it is damaging, meretricious, seedy and cynical." - John Humphrys

"A new sickness invaded Jerry, the sickness of knowing what he had become, another animal, another beast, another violent person in a violent world, inflicting damage, not disturbing the universe but damaging it." - Robert Cormier

"Reason flows from the blending of rational thought and feeling. If the two functions are torn apart, thinking deteriorates into schizoid intellectual activity and feeling deteriorates into neurotic life-damaging passions." - Erich Fromm

"Do not breed. Nothing gives less pleasure than childbearing. Pregnancies are damaging to health, spoil the figure, wither the charms, and it's the cloud of uncertainty forever hanging over these events that darkens a husband's mood." - Marquis De Sade

"Unless a price can be put on carbon emissions that is high enough to force power companies and manufacturers to reduce their fossil-fuel use, there seems to be little chance of avoiding hugely damaging temperature increases" - Rajendra K. Pachauri

"The retreat and disappearance of glaciers-there are only 160,000 left-means we're burning libraries and damaging the planet, possibly beyond repair. Bit by bit, glacier by glacier, rib by rib, we're living the Fall." - Gretel Ehrlich

"Parliamentary committees are becoming more independent, tactics are becoming more sophisticated, and industries that don't want to be bushwhacked by some damaging legislative amendment will have to spend more time and money watching the Hill." - John Ibbitson

"Mental tensions, frustrations, insecurity, aimlessness are among the most damaging stressors, and psychosomatic studies have shown how often they cause migraine headache, peptic ulcers, heart attacks, hypertension, mental disease, suicide, or just hopeless unhappiness." - Hans Selye

"Burning one hectare of grassland gives off more, and more damaging, pollutants than 6,000 cars. And we are burning in Africa, every single year, more than one billion hectares." - Allan Savory

"Unlimited power is worse for the average person than unlimited alcohol; and the resulting intoxication is more damaging for others. Very few have not deteriorated when given absolute dominion. It is worse for the governor than for the governed." - William Lyon Phelps

"If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future." - Neil Gaiman

"Parents can learn that parental authority doesn't depend on knowing everything. The more you pretend, the more risk that it'll be traumatic and damaging to the kids and their relationship with you when they find out the truth." - Seymour Papert

"Few things are more damaging to our democracy than a military officer who doesn't have the moral courage to stand up for what's right or the moral fiber to step aside when circumstances dictate." - Michael Mullen

"Developing emotional intelligence is one way to protect yourself from damaging relationships. Emotional intelligence is a science that has been studied and researched for over a decade. According to the theories, mutual respect and effective communication are key." - Liz Miller

"When I ran I was a first candidate to talk about how immigration was going be so damaging to the American people. When I first ran I talked about affirmative-action." - David Duke

"We need more emphasis on linking jobs and economic progress with environmental issues, and not allowing environmentally damaging industries to be brought into the country simply to provide employment. It's not easy to balance." - Mary Robinson

"There's something people do to you when they bully you that makes you feel like you're on your own. But don't keep things inside, it's really damaging if you do." - Jo Brand

"[Donald] Trump is underestimated greatly in terms of his understanding and comprehension of the great issues facing America. He understands trade. He's got businesses all over the world. He understands currency and how manipulating currency can be damaging to America." - Jeff Sessions

"Chinese president Jiang Zemin met with former Bill Clinton in Hong Kong Wednesday. What a contrast. One is a ruthless communist who gains popularity by damaging the United States, while the other guy runs China." - Argus Hamilton

"There are a lot of robots who can open clicks. And they can click instead of human beings and this is damaging the confidence and the trust that the client has on programmatic." - Maurice Levy

"The businessmen of the world who are not taking environmental matters seriously are just wasting money, aside from damaging the environment it's wasting money and in this economic climate you just can't afford to do that." - Lewis Pugh

"The United States that has been involved first in the Gulf War and then in the tremendously damaging sanctions against Iraqi civilians. The United States that is the supporter of Israel against the Palestinians." - Edward Said

"When the busstopped suddenly to avoid damaging a mother and child in the road, the younglady in the greenhat sitting opposite was thrown across me, and not being one to miss an opportunity i started to makelove" - Roger Mcgough

"As soon as you acknowledge that we're changing the planet on this scale, that it has very potentially massive repercussions and very damaging repercussions, then the next question is okay, what are we going to do about it?" - Elizabeth Kolbert

"Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use." - Jimmy Carter

"The reason we were defeated in so far as defence played a role is that people believe we were in favour of unilaterally disarming ourselves. It wasn't the confusion. It was the unilateralism that was the damaging thing." - Denis Healey

"When we hold our thoughts up against God's standards of what is true and what is real, we can recognize and, with His help, learn to release many of our negative emotions, damaging thoughts, and destructive attitudes." - Elizabeth George

"At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud." - David Cameron

"It's extremely damaging to a fair trial to have people reaching judgment about the case in the newspapers and on the radio before the facts are heard in a case." - Bill James

"Smoking marijuana, as long as you leave the nicotine out of it, is certainly no more damaging than having a drink, and I suspect better for you than having a drink." - Richard Branson

"The stagflation of the 1970s blessed us with damaging wage and price controls and the utterly counterintuitive supply-side notion - famously drawn on a napkin - that cutting taxes would lead to higher tax revenues." - Steven Rattner

"I have touched coral, and it feels hard like a rock, with a little slimy thing on top of it. But it is better to not touch coral, to prevent damaging it." - Enric Sala



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