Quotation Explorer - 'Destructive'

When we deny the spiritual dimension to our existence, we end up living like animals. And when we deny the physical, sexual dimension to our existence, we end up living like angels. And both ways are destructive, because God made us human. - Rob Bell
Brothers and sisters, if your spouse doesn’t feel good about something, show respect for those feelings. When you take the easy way out by saying and doing nothing, you may be enabling destructive behavior. - Larry R. Lawrence
There is no such thing as senility when it comes to envy, greed laziness, wrath and pride. It's her destructive character from childhood." ~ , If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
violent storms. and beautiful smiles. both have electricity. both are equally destructive in nature. - Sanober Khan
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. - Eckhart Tolle
The glory of God is as destructive of evil as it is creative of good. - John G. Lake
The notion that a human being should be constantly happy is a uniquely modern, uniquely American, uniquely destructive idea. - Andrew Weil
All in the eye of the beholder - Some of the most destructive forces in the world (Fire & Water), can also have the power of beauty. - Martin R. Lemieux
Some people are constructive, if you like. Others are destructive. It's this diversity in humankind that results in some making positive contributions and some negative contributions. It's necessary to have enough to make positive contributions to overcome the problems of each age. - Jonas Salk
Maybe we ought to consider that sometimes the most destructive outcomes in our lives are the ones that we’ve created. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We are never more creative than when we are at odds with the world and there is nothing so artistically destructive as comfort. Princess Leia taught me that. - Simon Pegg
Whenever you get such repulsive and destructive thoughts, always remember that there are more people in this world who love you unconditionally than the years of life you have lived. - Nirja
One destructive mind-set that must be altered in our society is the thought that work is a curse. - Sunday Adelaja
Our life stories are largely constructed and without mindfulness can prove destructive. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
True sense of humour and true, deep happiness never depend on the after effects of destructive vices - Angelica Hopes
Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place - Carl Jung
Even the most sadistic and destructive man is human, as human as the saint. - Erich Fromm
Fear is destructive and defeating, but faith is constructive and creative. - Seth Adam Smith
Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus. - Michael Bassey Johnson
To be free of destructive stress don't sweat the small stuff and by realizing that all stuff is small.
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
Life's choices are wild and free, but sustaining and elevating, or destructive and debilitating. It's up to us to choose. - Mark Donnelly
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced - Albert Einstein
In this world there is no bigger constructive & destructive power than desire .Everything you can change & can give up a new direction to your life.It depends on you in which direction you go. - Saurabh Deoli
As individuals, great writers from Villon to Diderot to Voltaire toRousseau to Byron or Shelley have often shown themselves to beirresponsible, selfish, mean or sometimes even cowardly people. Their lives were drab or self destructive or reckless.We read them for their Words, not for their deeds. - Max Vegaritter
This imbalance causes resentments within the over-responsible and dependency with the irresponsible person and this dynamic becomes the destructive life-pattern not conducive to happy families. - David W. Earle
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self. - Millicent Fenwick
When sex and money are fused in the service of exploitation, the two create an even more destructive form of rage of a type often exhibited in narcissistic and potentially psychopathic populations. - Debra L. Kaplan
I have not the least sympathy for these useless and destructive pastimes, football and politics. - César Aira
It's the same old story. A man came like the beautiful wind, left like a destructive storm. - Luan
The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. - Ernest Dimnet
When you have power and use it for destructive purpose: you don't deserve it. - Udai Yadla
Fornication and adultery unleash destructive consequences into a person's life:• Poverty;• Lack of perception;• Loss of respect and mutual acceptance;• Children with shattered futures;• Dullness of the senses and of the intellect;• Deterioration of health. - Sunday Adelaja
Rain storms are destructive and renewing, I want to turn my bad days into rain storms. - Anastasia Bolinder
The best way to detect the destructive element in someone is to watch closely their behavioural pattern when given authority over poverty. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The writer Richard Manning has argued that 'the most destructive force in the American West is its commanding views, because they foster the illusion that we command. - Phillip Connors
Keeping the door that leads to your heart ajar is destructive as univited guests would move in and trample on your feelings, leaving you in great pains, but closing it always is a sure way to spot out the destructive and innovative guests. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The greatest asset to the human experience is the ability to navigate one’s emotions. By practicing the skill of detachment, one can successfully step back from the potentially destructive and tune into the purely positive - Gary Hopkins
Word warfare is going on, which is not less destructive than any War. Words can be more destructive than any type of destructive weapons. Violence of any form starts in human mind and manifests in emotions, behaviors and finally in actions. - William Gomes
If and when our civilization comes to ruin, the destructive agent will be Science; man's knowledge of science, applied to warfare, meaning slaughter not only of human bodies, but of human institutions, of all we have created through the centuries. - Cicely Hamilton
Great anger is more destructive than the sword
Attempts to control complex systems tend to be pointless at best or destructive at worst. - Stanley McChrystal
When I capture my thoughts and compare them to the truth of God’s Word, I often find they are false, deceptive, or destructive. - Lori Hatcher
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe. - Alan W. Watts
Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. - John Gardner
There is no more destructive force in human affairs -- not greed, not hatred -- than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions. - Mark A.R. Kleiman
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this. - Albert Einstein
Two Immeasurable Things: The healing power of love and the destructive power of hate. - Steve Maraboli
Diets don't really work & can be destructive, but if you get healthy overall (mind, body, spirit) then your weight balances naturally. - Jay Woodman
The 'all for me and only me' mentality is the most destructive force on earth. - The Truth
I think computer viruses should count as life ... I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. - Stephen Hawking
Don’t waste a minute fretting over the infinite destructive possibilities of The Singularity. Think of all the fun we’re going to have along the way! It will all be one glorious adventure, start to finish! - Richard Long
Self-Evaluation is healthy and constructive. Denial and self-delusion is DESTRUCTIVE. - Michelle Cook-Hall
Nature is powerful and beautiful,Nature is destructive and creative,Nature is amazing and wonderful,Nature is loving and graceful. - Debasish Mridha
Anger may not have been derived from the Hindi word 'angaar' meaning Fire...however coincidentally both are equally destructive. - ketan r shah
Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. - Adyashanti
Sometimes what we think is good for others... might be destructive for them... you never know - shivangi lavaniya
Well, I would - if they realized that we - again if - if we led them back to that stalemate only because that our retaliatory power, our seconds, or strike at them after our first strike, would be so destructive that they couldn't afford it, that would hold them off. - Ronald Reagan
Self pity is a curse , which may lead to indignant behavior., while a calm, non-competitive mind, achieves great feat. Competing with one self leads to blessing, while comparing oneself to others and then competing is a destructive path. - Henrietta Newton Martin -Senior Legal Consultant & Author
We all feel that the opposite of our own highest principle must be purely destructive, deadly, and evil. We refuse to endow it with any positive life-force; hence we avoid and fear it. - C.G. Jung
Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness. - John Cage
The 'all-for-me-and-only-me' mentality is the most destructive force on earth. - The Truth
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.
The most destructive thing we can possibly do in life is to make another person doubt his worth and identity as a child of God. The very most productive thing we can do is to help ourselves and others realize that as children of God, our worth is infinite. - Toni Sorenson
When you do things with the power of passion and power of love, you create destructive beauty. - Debasish Mridha
Everything she does comes from within, from some dark impulse. I guess that’s what makes her so thrilling to watch. So dangerous. Even perfect at times. But also so damned destructive. - Black Swan Darren Aronofsky
People who truly serve God actively look for darkness in order to chase darkness away, they run after darkness, they search for darkness in all its ramifications and destructive consequences. - Sunday Adelaja
The idea of death has been associated with the fear of the unknown, and the punishment or reward for our life choices. There is no punishment, and there is no reward. We punish ourselves instantly, when we choose to be destructive. We reward ourselves, when we choose being our loving selves. - Raphael Zernoff
There are few things more destructive than thoughts believed without question. - Vironika Tugaleva
A destructive thought process exists within all of us, and we are plagued to varying degrees by an internal dialogue that is harmful, restrictive, and at its ultimate extreme, self-destructive. - Lisa Firestone
Never glorify anger; as anger is only destructive! You can never be happy destroying something! - Ravi Samuel
Self-pity is the most destructive of all narcotics. - Sebastian Horsley
Your thought should be creative and not destructive; it should be full of hope and faith for a more excellent future. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
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