Quotations on Ruin

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Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Time, Hair, Kids, Needs, Parents, Ruin, Saying)

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Evil, Ruin, Will)

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Life, Financial, Bank account, Cause, Credit, Numbers, Ruin, Security, Wrong)

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Reputation, Ruin, Years)

There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken.
- Charles Bukowski
(Keywords: First, Ruin, Will)

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney
(Keywords: Building, Italy, Ruin, Traveling)

I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Happiness, God, Censure, Mercy, Ruin, Vote)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Possibility, Destruction, Earth, Fight, Future, Principles, Ruin, Security)

This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably.
- Helena Christensen
(Keywords: Confidence, Ruin, Want)

Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Government, Choices, Road, Ruin, Taxes, Will)

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus
(Keywords: Women, Lie, Autumn, First, Ruin, Spring, Summer)

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Strength, Impatience, Ruin, Support, Weakness)

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly.
- Mario Cuomo
(Keywords: Law, News, Reputation, Ruin, Taxes)

Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Keywords: Peace, Science, Reality, Research, Ruin, Will)

The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history.
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Keywords: History, Ruin, World)

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Age, Happiness, Constitution, Ruin, Today)

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: People, Blind, Clothes, Eye, Houses, Ruin, Want)

After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months.
- King George V
(Keywords: Months, Ruin, Will)

Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.
- Samuel Hopkins
(Keywords: Being, Community, Heaven, Judges, Protection, Ruin, Smiles)

Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide.
- Friedrich List
(Keywords: Nation, Ruin, Suicide)

No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses.
- Edward Livingston
(Keywords: Nation, Ruin, Slavery, Suffering)

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image.
- Courtney Love
(Keywords: Drugs, Ruin, Will)

I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it.
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Keywords: Drinking, Jeopardy, Ruin, Smoking, Training, Voice, Years)

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
- Scott McNealy
(Keywords: Business, Giving, Ruin, Study)

It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.'
- Ellen Muth
(Keywords: Father, Thought, Rejection, Ruin, Self, Want)

I don't want to bother them and ruin the party they are preparing so carefully at La Scala.
- Riccardo Muti
(Keywords: Party, Ruin, Want)

Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
- Ted Rall
(Keywords: Nothing, Quotes, Right, Road, Ruin, Writing)

Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there's no doubt it's hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris - polls as valid as any political polls - indicate that very clearly.
- Pete Rozelle
(Keywords: Doubt, Football, Public, Ruin, Will)

Anyway, so here I was caught between Johnson on the one side, who was my leader, I was his whip, and here was my dear friend, personal friend, Kennedy, and they're going to go into my state and ruin it. What am I going to do?
- George Smathers
(Keywords: Leader, Friend, Ruin, State)

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Keywords: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)

The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,' in Dylan Thomas's verse - yet we seem the same.
- John Thorn
(Keywords: Boys, Heroes, Old, Ruin, Summer, Youth)

We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
- Bill Toomey
(Keywords: Life, Drugs, Games, Guilt, Reputation, Ruin, Suspicion)

What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.
- Virgil
(Keywords: Man, Ruin, Trouble)

As parents, we need to talk to young people about drugs and make sure they understand that drugs are dangerous, addictive substances that can ruin their lives and harm their communities.
- John Walters
(Keywords: People, Drugs, Harm, Parents, Ruin, Talk)

It goes to establish a just and permanent principle of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations in prices and consequently, to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce; and to build up those who are already ruined.
- Josiah Warren
(Keywords: End, Insecurity, Ruin, Trade)

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
- Boris Yeltsin
(Keywords: Life, People, First, Friends, Profession, Ruin, Temptations)

Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann
(Keywords: Fortune, Ruin, Want)

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