Quotations on Harm

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It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Men, Harm, World)

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Time, People, Being, Boats, Harm, Understanding)

He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Love, Harm, Past)

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Failure, Harm, Hesitation, Indecision, Interest, Office, State, Will)

I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Children, Harm, Obligation)

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Company, Crime, Harm, Punishment)

I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied.
- Jeff Buckley
(Keywords: Bed, Body, Hair, Harm, Lying, Skin, Will)

Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Keywords: People, Harm, Madness, Prohibition, Value)

Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Men, War, Women, Country, Decisions, Harm, President, Terror)

The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus.
- Ken Calvert
(Keywords: Death, Harm, Measure, Woman)

The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed.
- Stephen Cambone
(Keywords: Fact, Harm, Reason, Security)

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Evil, Harm, Ignorance, Intentions, May, Understanding, World)

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan
(Keywords: Technology, Cinema, Culture, Harm, Losing, Originality)

The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others, and consequent support of false beliefs.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Character, Beliefs, Credulity, Harm, Man, Support)

If I steal money from any person, there may be no harm done from the mere transfer of possession; he may not feel the loss, or it may prevent him from using the money badly. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself dishonest.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Money, Harm, Help, Loss, Man, May, Possession, Wrong)

In like manner, if I let myself believe anything on insufficient evidence, there may be no great harm done by the mere belief; it may be true after all, or I may never have occasion to exhibit it in outward acts.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Belief, Harm, May)

What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: Life, God, Harm, Potential)

As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
- Ezra Cornell
(Keywords: Power, Bigotry, Country, Followers, Harm, Old, Party, Religious, Shadow, Will)

I'm always glad to be offered roles, but wouldn't take any role as this could do you more harm than good, but I've been at what they call 'on the top' as far as being known for twenty years.
- Peter Cushing
(Keywords: Being, Harm, Years)

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
- Charles Darwin
(Keywords: Science, Progress, Facts, Harm, Pleasure)

Let there be no doubt: the state of our union is strong - stronger than the terrorists who seek to harm us and stronger than the challenges that confront us. At the same time, we know that our union can be stronger still.
- Tom Daschle
(Keywords: Time, Harm, State)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Thought, People, Beliefs, Harm, Nonsense)

Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics.
- Mark Dayton
(Keywords: Health, Politics, Women, Children, Environment, Harm, Mercury, Public, Will)

After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do harm to others. But the one under restraint should be cut off from the rest of society as little as possible.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Society, People, Revolution, Harm, Rest, Restraint)

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning
(Keywords: Motivation, Knowledge, Cause, Computer, Harm, Tools, Violence)

I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that.
- James Dickey
(Keywords: Poetry, Harm, Honor, Poets)

I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good.
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Religion, Civilization, Harm, Today, Years)

It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Religion, Harm, Worry)

Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are just posting their own thoughts, they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing, but they wouldn't harm their institutions by doing so.
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Keywords: People, Thoughts, Harm, Now, Risk, Saying, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: People, Harm, Interest, Want, World)

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I
(Keywords: Death, England, Harm, Hate)

President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it.
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Keywords: People, Harm, President)

The only plan the Administration seems to have for winning the war is that there is no plan and no schedule for our troops to come home and get out of harm's way.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Home, War, Winning, Harm, Troops)

What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is the harm of doing our job as legislators and making sure we do not stick the entire bankruptcy community with these provisions that do not make any sense?
- Russ Feingold
(Keywords: Community, Harm, Job, Legislators, Right, Sense)

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm.
- James Thomas Fields
(Keywords: Life, Wife, Harm, Luck, Road)

That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Sports, Baseball, Harm, Scandal, Wrong)

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Art, Work, Enemies, Harm, Importance, Man, Worth)

The Bible has done more harm than any other book in the world.
- William Floyd
(Keywords: Bible, Harm, World)

Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.
- Larry Flynt
(Keywords: Religion, Time, People, Idea, Beginning, Harm, Nothing)

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort.
- Hans Frank
(Keywords: War, Effort, Harm, Justice)

I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
- Tommy Franks
(Keywords: Alliance, America, Harm, Question, states, United)

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Capitalism, Greed, Harm, Will)

I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: People, Values, Drugs, Harm, Right, Want)

Since the events of September 11, we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen.
- Jim Gerlach
(Keywords: Strategy, Events, Fight, Harm, Military, Now, Waiting)

Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Dumb, Harm, Innocence, Meaning, World)

Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Dumb, Harm, Innocence, Meaning, Protection, World)



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