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Earth Destruction Quotes


"The concept known as bal tashchit-'Do no destroy'-has a special significance in Jewish tradition...We are constantly being warned in our faith that the capricious, thoughtless, wasteful destruction of the elements and creatures of the earth is wrong...We should remind ourselves daily of our responsibility to all aspects of creation." - David Geffen

"Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth." - Sharon Gannon

"There is nothing but that frail breastwork of earth between the people and destruction." - Mark Twain

"Procrastination is the seed of self destruction." - Matthew Burton

"an off-screen persona of Globally Conscious Earth Mother and an aggressive on-screen embodiment of Kali, Goddess of Destruction." - Angelina Jolie

"destruction is ultimately self-destruction." - Anais Nin

"Storms rumble beyond the horizon, and the fires of heaven purge the earth. There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death." - Robert Jordan

"Bombs take hours or days to reach every corner of the earth. Words arrive instantly and kill more people. They are a weapon of mass destruction." - Haim Harari

"Any country on the face of the Earth with an active intelligence program knows that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Humanity was drawn to turmoil and self-destruction as inevitably as the earth was drawn to complete its annual revolution of the sun." - Dean Koontz

"Earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The planet Earth, though not threatened with destruction by man-made global warming, is by no means indestructible. There are many unpredictable events within our solar system, and still more outside it, that could make Earth uninhabitable by humans." - Paul Johnson

"Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon of mass destruction... racism, a weapon of mass destruction, fear, a weapon of mass destruction. We must disarm these weapons and renew our commitment to quality public schools and dedicated teachers and good housing and quality health care and decent jobs and stronger neighborhoods." - Dennis Kucinich

"Self-destruction is the effect of cowardice in the highest extreme." - Daniel Defoe

"With destruction comes renovation." - Wally Lamb

"Mutually assured destruction." - Holly Black

"Destruction is also creation." - Marcel Duchamp

"Destruction CAN be beautiful!" - Mick Foley

"Create havoc, create destruction." - Dennis Rodman

"Pride goes before destruction." - Aesop

"Remain true to the earth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"As humans we are born of the Earth, nourished by the Earth, healed by the Earth." - Thomas Berry

"We would fight not for the political future of a distant city [Danzig], rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth." - Neville Chamberlain

"With such wisdom has nature ordered things in the economy of this world, that the destruction of one continent is not brought about without the renovation of the earth in the production of another." - James Hutton

"Sincerity, Thou first of virtues, let no mortal leave Thy onward path, although the earth should gape, And from the gulf of hell destruction rise, To take dissimulation's winding way." - Alec Douglas-Home

"Man's deliberate destruction of his own habitat - planet Earth - could serve as a mighty theme for a mighty book worthy of a modern Melville or Tolstoy. But our best fictioneers confine themselves to domestic drama - soap opera with literary trimmings." - Edward Abbey

"We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all over the earth." - Al Gore

"Dominating all earth from outer space will have an out-of-this-world price tag, perhaps more than $1 trillion. A question: Why reach for the stars with guns in our hands? Are there weapons of mass destruction on Mars?" - Dennis Kucinich

"We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth." - Neville Chamberlain

"There will be no more danger, pollution or destruction, none of these things that we suffer from so much today. Everything will be heavenly, beautiful and natural, the way it was when God first created the earth." - David Berg

"So much of the destruction on Earth has been wrought by men. Women are the ones who give life and try to pick up the pieces... What a great gender they are." - William T Vollmann

"A society composed of none but the wicked could not exist; it contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction, and without a flood, would be swept away from the earth by the deluge of its own iniquity." - Charles Caleb Colton

"We can not have equilibrium in this world with the current inequality and destruction of Mother Earth. Capitalism is what is causing this problem and it needs to end." - Evo Morales

"The genocidal culture's image of woman as object and victim is paralleled by contemporary representations that continually show the Earth as a toy, machine, or violated object, as well as by the religious and scientific ideology that legitimates the possession, contamination, and destruction of Mother Earth." - Jane Caputi

"Our love could change the orbit of the earth. So, if a meteor ever comes hurtling towards earth with the guarantee of destruction, top scientists may call on us to, well, you know, do it like crazy for the sake of humankind." - Anonymous

"To me, we are in the midst of such broad-scale destruction, both psychically and physically, that the only thing that can threaten the grip, loosen the hold, of economism, I believe, is a discussion of the sacred born out of our regard and compassion and intelligence for the earth and the creatures on the earth." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Our love could change the orbit of the earth. So, if a meteor ever comes hurtling towards earth with the guarantee of destruction, top scientists may call on us to, well, you know, do it like crazy for the sake of humankind." - Dalai Lama

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction." - Rachel Carson

"Mankind needs peace more than ever, for our entire planet, threatened by nuclear war, is in danger of total destruction. A destruction only man can provoke, only man can prevent." - Elie Wiesel

"The destruction of Wonderland, is the destruction of me?!" - Alice Liddell

"But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction." - Joseph Rotblat

"Patriotism does not oblige us to acquiesce in the destruction of liberty. Patriotism obliges us to question it, at least." - Wendy Kaminer

"Our power does not know liberty or justice. It is established on the destruction of the individual will." - Vladimir Lenin

"War is science of destruction." - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

"The world needs less destruction." - Bob Odenkirk

"Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again." - William C Bryant

"Water is the soul of the Earth." - W H Auden

"Without love no life left on earth." - Donna Lewis

"Every offense is avenged on earth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Have you ever heard the earth breath?" - Kate Chopin

"I see Earth! It is so beautiful." - Yuri Gagarin

"O earth, what changes hast thou seen!" - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I like down-to-earth people." - Amos Lee

"I love all of the Earth." - Robert Ballard

"I'm the audience's representative on earth." - Michael Caine

"Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth." - Richard Crashaw

"We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth." - Proverbs

"The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth." - Marlee Matlin

"Faced with the widespread destruction of the environment, people everywhere are coming to understand that we cannot continue to use the goods of the earth as we have in the past ... [A] new ecological awareness is beginning to emerge which rather than being downplayed, ought to be encouraged to develop into concrete programs and initiatives." - Pope John Paul Ii

"It is no accident that this homeplace, as fragile and as transitional as it may be, a makeshift shed, a small bit of earth where one rests, is always subject to violation and destruction. For when a people no longer have the space to construct homeplace, we cannot build a meaningful community of resistance." - Bell Hooks

"If I was not assured by the best authority on earth that the world is to be destroyed by fire, I should conclude that the day of destruction is at hand, but brought on by means of an agent very opposite to that of heat." - Lewis Carroll

"Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threatened by human activities which lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and nature's resources result from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth's living things." - Dalai Lama

"The world is a different place in this new century, [...]. And we are a different people. My visions still come but no one listens any longer to what they tell us, what they warn us. I knew even as a young woman that destruction bred on the horizon. [...] War touches everyone, and windigos spring from the earth." - Joseph Boyden

"Starting from the very reasonable, but unfortunately revolutionary concept that social practices which threaten the continuation of life on Earth must be changed, we need a theory of revolutionary ecology that will encompass social and biological issues, class struggle, and a recognition of the role of global corporate capitalism in the oppression of peoples and the destruction of nature." - Judi Bari

"We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes." - Carlos Barrios

"Every type of destruction that human philosophy, human science, human reason, human art, human cunning, human force, and human brutality could bring to bear against this Book, and yet the Bible stands absolutely unshaken today. At times almost all the wise and great of the earth have been pitted against the Bible, and only an obscure few for it. Yet it has stood." - R. A. Torrey

"No amount of outer technology, no amount of computers and biotechnology and nanotechnology is going to stop the continuation of warfare and racism and environmental destruction. What's called for on the Earth at this time is really a change of heart ... the question is really not the future of humanity, but the presence of eternity." - Jack Kornfield

"The obliterated place is equal parts destruction and creation. The obliterated place is pitch black and bright light. It is water and parched earth. It is mud and it is manna. The real work of deep grief is making a home there." - Cheryl Strayed

"Thus we conclude, that the strata both primary and secondary, both those of ancient and those of more recent origin, have had their materials furnished from the ruins of former continents, from the dissolution of rocks, or the destruction of animal or vegetable bodies, similar, at least in some respects, to those that now occupy the surface of the earth." - John Playfair

"That is the difference we make in the world. And our own safety - our own security - depends upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this nation, and uphold the values that we stand for - timeless ideals that will endure long after those who offer only hate and destruction have been vanquished from the Earth." - Barack Obama

"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"He looked beyond. He looked to the peoples of the Earth and saw the destruction of the family because of the lack of children. Paul VI was courageous. He was a good pastor. He warned his sheep about the wolves that were approaching, and from the heavens he blesses us today." - Pope Francis

"Our biggest challenges for the ocean and for the planet are problems of perception. People need to understand that species extinctions, habitat destruction, ocean acidification, and pollution are all chipping away at the resilience of the thin layer of life that sustains us on Spaceship Earth." - Edith Widder

"There is good reason to believe that we have already entered the Sixth Extinction, a period of destruction of species on a massive scale, comparable to the Fifth Extinction 65 million years ago, when three-quarters of the species on earth were destroyed, apparently by a huge asteroid." - Noam Chomsky

"My first wish is, to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind." - George Washington

"This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile. Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages. But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centered human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself.... We've got to be stopped." - Michael L. Fischer

"If I was not assured by the best authority on earth that the world is to be destroyed by fire, I should conclude that the day of destruction is at hand, but brought on by means of an agent very opposite to that of heat." - Charles Dodgson (bishop)

"Until he [man] has become fully human, until he learns to conduct himself as a member of the earth, he will continue to create gods who will destroy him. The tragedy of Greece lies not in the destruction of a great culture but in the abortion of a great vision." - Henry Miller

"All things are in the hand of heaven, and Folly, eldest of Jove's daughters, shuts men's eyes to their destruction. She walks delicately, not on the solid earth, but hovers over the heads of men to make them stumble or to ensnare them." - Homer

"Although the patriarchal ego prides itself on being reasonable, the twentieth century has been anything but the Age of Reason. In our collective neurosis, we have raped the earth, disrupted the delicate balance of nature, and created phallic missiles of mass destruction." - Marion Woodman

"Today the world faces a single man armed with weapons of mass destruction, manifesting an aggressive, bullying attitude, who may well plunge the world into chaos and bloodshed if he miscalculates. This person, belligerent, arrogant, and sure of himself, truly is the most dangerous person on Earth. The problem is that his name is George W. Bush, and he is our president." - Jack Balkin

"It is simply that in all life on earth as in all good agriculture there are no short-cuts that by-pass Nature and the nature of man himself and animals, trees, rocks and streams. Every attempt at a formula, a short-cut, a panacea, always ends in negation and destruction." - Louis Bromfield

"Al Gore is not just whistling in the wind. Global warming is for real. Every scientist knows that now, and we are on our way to the destruction of every species on earth, if we don't pay attention and reverse our course." - Theodore C Sorensen

"It's easy for people in an air-conditioned room to continue with the policies of destruction of Mother Earth. We need instead to put ourselves in the shoes of families in Bolivia and worldwide that lack water and food and suffer misery and hunger." - Evo Morales

"A Dionysian life task needs the hardness of the hammer and one of its first essentials is without doubt the joy to be found even in destruction." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Great self-destruction follows upon unfounded fear." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Like love, destruction can be ecstatic." - Mason Cooley

"Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction." - Aesop

"And change isn't destruction. It's just change." - Rachel Caine

"The price of dishonesty is self-destruction." - Rita Mae Brown

"Fear is a weapon of mass destruction." - Dennis Kucinich

"Worry is a cloud which rains destruction." - Idries Shah

"My New Obsession... is YOUR DESTRUCTION!!" - Mickie James

"The perennial gale of creative destruction" - Joseph A Schumpeter

"Lies are weapons of mass destruction." - Dennis Kucinich

"Away with you, water, destruction of wine!" - Catullus

"Guns know no policy except destruction." - Clare Boothe Luce

"Do not seek death, seek destruction." - Marilyn Manson

"Greatness lives on the edge of destruction" - Will Smith

"Self improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction..." - Brad Pitt

"She brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction." - Aeschylus

"To the destruction of what is." - Joseph Conrad

"Man does not live by destruction." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Creativity is the antidote to destruction." - Trey Anastasio

"In a time of destruction, create something." - Maxine Hong Kingston

"What destruction have I been blessed by?" - A R Ammons

"War is the science of destruction." - John Abbott

"Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction." - Warren Buffett

"Suicide is not an answer, it's destruction." - Al Green

"Faced with destruction, the Jewish people survived." - Jonathan Sacks

"To eat is to appropriate by destruction." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"To eat is to appropriate by destruction." - Jeanpaul Sartre

"Self-conceit may lead to self destruction." - Aesop

"He, who can create, abhors destruction." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"Smile O voluptuous coolbreathed earth! Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees! Earth of departed sunset! Earth of the mountains misty-topt! Earth of the vitreous pour of the full moon just tinged with blue! Earth of shine and dark mottling the tide of the river! Earth of the limpid gray of clouds brighter and clearer for my sake! Far-swooping elbowed earth! Rich apple-blossomed earth! Smile, for your lover comes!" - Walt Whitman

"Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places." - Henry Beston

"I think when comic book fans hear parallel dimensions or multiple dimensions they think of Earth 616 and Earth 617 and Earth 618. That's all possible." - Kevin Feige

"I am in love with the green earth." - Charles Lamb

"There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic." - Louis Diat

"A star on earth - a star in heaven." - Karen Carpenter

"Famous men have the whole earth as their memorial." - Pericles

"Healthy feet can feel the very heart of Mother Earth." - Sitting Bull

"I can't think that leaving Earth once is enough." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"To see Earth fully we already need to love it" - John Burroughs

"The earth is a museum of divine intent." - Bill Mckibben

"There's not a drug on earth can make life meaningful" - Sarah Kane

"One needs no strange spiritual faith to worship the earth." - John Cowper Powys

"Learn to humble yourself, you are but earth and clay." - Thomas A Kempis

"The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage." - William Lyon Phelps

"A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee." - William Shakespeare

"As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth. I won't give up until the Earth gives up." - Alice Walker

"The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis." - Vandana Shiva

"To know God's love is indeed heaven on earth." - J I Packer

"Resign yourself to the influence of the earth." - Henry David Thoreau

"I am a 'little messiah' walking on earth." - Benny Hinn

"You can get anywhere on earth by falling asleep." - Feist

"The strongest nation on earth is your imagi-nation." - Matt Furey

"Now lies the Earth all Danae to the stars." - Alfred Tennyson

"The kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law." - Alfred Tennyson

"Earth is 98% full. Please delete anyone you can." - Anonymous

"Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant." - Proverbs

"To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature." - Proverbs

"Six feet of earth make all men equal." - Proverbs

"How many people is the earth able to sustain?" - Isaac Asimov

"The Earth forgives the previous year every year." - Robert Hass

"'Earth' is a silly name for this planet." - Graham Hawkes

"Nowhere on earth has more soul than Detroit." - Mayer Hawthorne

"Build a rocket ship and leave the earth!" - Jon Heder

"Animals weren't put on this earth to entertain us." - Sheryl Lee

"Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth." - John Lyly



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