Quotations on Harm

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Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused.
- Jack Abramoff
(Keywords: Harm, Mistakes, Regret, Sorrow, Will, Words)

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

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Imagination, Charm, Eye, Wonder)

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)

No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Harm, Man, Spirit)

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)

In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Harm, Judgment, Right, Vote)

Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Harm, Silence)

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality.
- Gracie Allen
(Keywords: Work, Charm, Force, Integrity, May, Personality, Today, Want)

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 charm equal to tenderness of heart.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Heart, Charm, Tenderness)

God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Work, God, Charm, Reward, Sleep, Will)

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)

The great charm and comfort of the system is, that its affects are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Charm, Comfort, Fact, Question)

It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
- Kate Beckinsale
(Keywords: People, Charm, Losing, Open)

Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Harm, 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)

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
- Anita Brookner
(Keywords: Charm, Man, Obvious)

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)

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.
- John Mason Brown
(Keywords: Charm, Light, Woman)

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Hope, Charm, Fishing, Pursuit)

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)

Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Keywords: Education, Work, Knowledge, Hope, Charm, Mythology, Relaxation, Study)

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)

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Charm, Question)

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Charm, Question)

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)

No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong.
- John Chrysostom
(Keywords: Harm, Man, Wrong)

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Brevity, Charm, Eloquence)

I don't want to say anything because I know I am unable to protect you from the harm that I see.
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Harm, Want)

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)

Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins
(Keywords: Life, Charm, Pity, Self)

Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll.
- Jimmy Connors
(Keywords: Charm, Losing, Mind, Smile)

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Harm, Nothing)

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)



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