Quotation Explorer - 'Harm'

Never tell an unnecessary lie; the truth has great authority. The cleverest murders have been caught, not because they told the one essential lie, but because they continued to lie about unimportant detail when the truth could have done them no harm. - P.D. James
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes. - Randy K. Milholland
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. - George W. Bush
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. - Voltaire
Wild animals are only wild to save their existence...for their survival; but human animals are wild to do harm to their own species - Munia Khan
Don't let me get into your head. I will twist it and alter it until even you won't recognize yourself. You cannot begin to comprehend the power I possess. I can harm you in any way impossible. - Troy Bisson
But even though there´s no more hope, again there´s no need to harm yourself, despite your feeling as if there´s no ground beneath you and no choice in any direction. But when we do let go, how wonderful. We discover that the darkness is actually full of light. - Jakusho Kwong
If we say a little it is easy to add, but having said too much it is hard to withdraw and never can it be done so quickly as to hinder the harm of our success. - Saint Francis de Sales
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. - Albert Camus
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner. - Hesiod
When parents neglect their responsibility to correct and discipline their children society suffers. The results are crimes and harm committed against others. - Ellen J. Barrier
There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made. - Richard Feynman
A mother only does her children harm if she makes them the only concern of her life. - W. Somerset Maugham
Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it. - Homer
Rage whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion. - Bonnie Myotai Treace
But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me.No hope, no harm; just another false alarm - Morrissey
Good men do the most harm. - Henry Adams
When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it. - Oscar Wilde
Embrace all. Help some. Trust few. Harm none. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Magic!' cried an old man. 'Tis sorcery, and we are undone!' 'Not so,' I told him, 'Sorcery cannot harm good Christians.' 'But I am a miserable sinner,' he wailed. - Poul Anderson
Modern civilisation is complicated and artificial. Simple folk live in a world of love and peace. Let no one hate another or harm another. - Sivananda Saraswati
The body is poisoned through the mouth, even so is the heart through the ear ... And even if we do mean no harm, the Evil One means a great deal, and he will use those idle words as a sharp weapon against some neighbor's heart. - Francis de Sales
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them. - T. S. Eliot
Hate is a curved blade, and the harm that we do to others is also harm we do to ourselves. - Mitch Albom
The denial of truth does not harm the Truth; it only harms that which denies the Truth. - Criss Jami
Love yourself so much that you can never harm yourself. Remember, you can never harm others without harming yourself. - Debasish Mridha
One wonders in the end if books don't do more harm than good. - Marty Rubin
A pleasurable woman could cause more harm than miserable one. - Santosh Kalwar
This transformationbegins in the spinningof the soul,hanged upside down,massively re-arranged,motion light.By inch the radicaltakes place the old is decomposed, the gruesome has been destroyed melting into something beautiful.What has seemed to harm youbrought you to life.- CHANGE, A Poem - Tara Estacaan
First do no harm! - Sophie E. Tallis
The deadliest poison cannot harm you if you do not consume it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. - Mark Twain
Wherever we go we do harm, forgivingourselves as wheels do cement for wearingeach other out. We set this houseon fire, forgetting that we live within.(from "To a Meadowlark," for M.L. Smoker) - Jim Harrison
Speak well of the sun, but know that it can harm you;when enraged, it is pitiless. Speak well of the ocean, but know that it can injure you; when angry, it is merciless. Speak well of the wind, but know that it can wound you; when provoked, it is ruthless. - Matshona Dhliwayo
God be between you and harm in all the empty places where you must walk.
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. - Richard Dawkins
Government itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in government the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death. - - Larken Rose
~Have NO fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with YOU, therefore NO harm can befall YOU; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence~ - Pope John Paul II
Fate! This four-letter little word gave the biggest harm to mankind! We must totally get rid of this degrading concept of primitiveness! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. - Joseph Wood Krutch
Sir, I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. - William Shakespeare
If your plan will do more harm than good, then God will not permit it - Aireen C. Pontillo
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato
It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals. - Charles Kuralt
Let's not kid ourselves. Whatever we diagnose, most patients, if they don't die, get well by themselves. Our job is mainly to try to make them feel better; do no harm. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
You don't get to advertise all the good that your religion does without first scrupulously subtracting all the harm it does and considering seriously the question of whether some other religion, or no religion at all, does better. - Daniel C. Dennett
I think: you deserve to be what you are if you could bare to get that way. You must have seen it coming. And now there's nothing for you here. No one will protect you, and people won't see any reason not to do you harm. - Martin Amis
Pretend you are a foolish to the tyrant because if he realizes you are a genius, he might use you to harm others. - A Gentlemen
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
My choice is what I choose to do,And if I'm causing no harm, it shouldn't bother you.Your choice is who you choose to be,And if you're causin' no harm, then you're alright with me. - Ben Harper
A man who preserves his integrity no real, long-lasting harm can ever come. - Socrates
The imaginary fortress in your head you seek refuge in; never has, & never will protect your physical being from harm. - Mamur Mustapha
If I am peaceful…is not peace,/is getting used to harm. - Dionne Brand
Do no harm, but take no shit. - laiseen
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. - George Orwell
To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however humane—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike. - Gary L. Francione
As to diseases, make a habit of two things to help, or at least, to do no harm. - Hippocrates
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. - John Muir
We absolutely must battle with every bit of determination we can muster to root out the harm that would warp the souls and spirits of children in our world. - Wess Stafford
The growth mindset also doesn't mean everything that CAN be changed SHOULD be changed. We all need to accept some of our imperfections, especially the ones that don't really harm our lives or the lives of others. - Carol S. Dweck
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
The unspoken word never does harm. - Kossuth
PRESCRIPTION, n. A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient. - Ambrose Bierce
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
By now I have come to feel that the fact of being a ‘child’, of being wholly subservient and dependent, of being seen by older people as a mixture of expensive nuisance, slave and super-pet, does most young people more harm than good - John Holt
We Are Always Scared of Wild Beasts, Yet We Are Unaware About The Wildest Beast Within Us Which Does More Harm Than The Ordinary One.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
There are few uglier traits of human nature than this tendency—which I now witnessed in men no worse than their neighbours—to grow cruel, merely because they possessed the power of inflicting harm. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong. - Saint John Chrysostom
5 rules to live a happier life: 1) Love yourself. 2) Do good. 3) Always forgive. 4) Harm no one. 5) Be positive. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them. - Johnny Depp
Leave people to their opinions and judgments. They cannot harm you; it is their understanding that is faulty, not yours. - Leon Brown
Human rights violations are nit accidents; they are not random in distribution or effect. Rights violations are, rather, symptoms of deeper pathologies of power and are linked intimately to the social conditions that so often determine who will suffer abuse and who will be shielded from harm. - Paul Farmer
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
One fake friend can do more harm than 10 enemies... Be smart choosing your friends. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; - Albert Camus
You are safe master nothing can harm you now - S GOEL
It's a pretty amazing to wake up every morning, knowing that every decision I make is to cause as little harm as possible. It's a pretty fantastic way to live. - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Never harbor grudges; they sour your stomach and do no harm to anyone else. - Robertson Davies
My life got happier when I trusted my gut to tell me when to open the door or close the door. There is joy to be found in keeping away from people & situations which could harm my self-respect my peace my worth. - Karen Salmansohn
Saints love all beings. They love even those who attempt to harm them. - Radhe Maa
None meets harm who knows his capacity. - Idries Shah
Let us be calm; let us do no harm. - Debasish Mridha
Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it. - Patricia Cornwell
Our hearts fill with terror at the thought of harm coming to our loved ones, don't they? You cannot have love without fear. The two coexist. - Marie Lu
As to diseases make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm. - Hippocrates
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren't able to. - Margaret Cho
Horror is a curiousity, it's used we to go over on real horror it just prepare us for the hard battles. To laugh at somebody's harm... there is even and scientific explanation. - Deyth Banger
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man. - Charles M. Blow
Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan. - Gary L. Francione
Evil imaginations causes harm to others. Such things do not dwell in the mind of a righteous person. - Ellen J. Barrier
Nature loves bicycle because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There are laws for everything except the harm families do. - Sue Grafton
The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm. - Hippocrates
If your heart is pure, you block any harm. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak. - Code of Hammurabi 1772 B.C.
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. - Friedrich Hayek
There is no force in the universe that can harm you, unless you allow it to. - Abhijit Naskar
A lie has forgiveness. A deceive doesn't. The difference is in lying to protect and deceiving to harm. - Eulália Marques
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her...but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account. - W. Somerset Maugham
Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? - Bill Hicks
As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal. - Harper Lee
One should have expected some terrible enormities charged to those who are excluded from heaven, as the reason; but no,—they are condemned for not doing positive good, as if that included every possible harm. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Smoking’s banned in my house. Cigarettes harm your body, he said, knocking back half of the bottle of beer. - Jo Nesbø
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from the inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves. - Mitch Albom
If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm. - Sathya Sai Baba
To make my body a temple pureWherein I dwell serene;To care for the things that shall endure,The simple, sweet and clean.To oust out envy and hate and rage,To breathe with no alarm;For Nature shall be my anchorage,And none shall do me harm. - Robert Service
Though music oft hath such a charm to make bad good, and good provoke to harm. - William Shakespeare
it's more than ok to say no to the people and places that harm your peace. - Nikki Rowe
There are no boundaries concerning your passion for education. No harm done, no offense given! Those who take education as an ass-suffering task makes it so because they have a phobia for alphabets. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Be jealous of fellow men, but of those men who are pious - your fellow men who are honest, sincere and loyal with their friends, family and teachings of their Creator. See everyone as equal and wish no harm on anyone - who are we to judge each other when we are being judged by our Creator. - Mizan Chaudhury
The only deadly disease I have seen that is causing great harm and massacre latently yet the world has ignored is ignorance! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Such then is the human condition, that to wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors. - Voltaire
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