Quotes About Harm

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Pseudonymous Bosch
“Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.”
Pseudonymous Bosch, The Name of This Book Is Secret

“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

bell hooks
“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Carrie Jones
“You know, life fractures us all into little pieces. It harms us, but it's how we glue those fractures back together that make us stronger.”
Carrie Jones, Entice

Oscar Wilde
“When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.”
Oscar Wilde

Hippocrates
“As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”
Hippocrates

Dalai Lama XIV
“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”
Dalai Lama XIV
tags: harm, help

Gillian Flynn
“My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Celia Rees
“Those that can heal can harm; those that can cure can kill.”
Celia Rees, Witch Child

Vera Nazarian
“Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Voltaire
“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”
Voltaire

John Stuart Mill
“The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion. That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That 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. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to someone else. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

T.F. Hodge
“The first law of nature is self-preservation. Cut off that which may harm you. But if it is worth preserving, and is meaningful, nourish it and have no regrets. Ultimately, this is true living and love of self...from within.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Christine de Pizan
“Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

Tiffany Reisz
“Hurt is a bruise on the outside. Harm is a bruise on the inside.”
Tiffany Reisz, The Siren
tags: harm, hurt

Hippocrates
“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

William Kingdon Clifford
“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. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself credulous. The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.”
William Kingdon Clifford, The Ethics of Belief and Other Essays

Emil Cioran
“Word — That invisible dagger.”
Emil Cioran

Hesiod
“He's only harming himself who's bent upon harming another”
Hesiod, Theogony/Works and Days

Ashley Montagu
“It neither kills outright nor inflicts apparent physical harm, yet the extent of its destructive toll is already greater than that of any war, plague, famine, or natural calamity on record - and its potential damage to the quality of human life and the fabric of civilized society is beyond calculation. For that reason this sickness of the soul might well be called the 'Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.' Its more conventional name, of course, is dehumanization.”
Ashley Montagu, The Dehumanization Of Man

Santosh Kalwar
“A pleasurable woman could cause more harm than miserable one.”
Santosh Kalwar

Simon Holt
“We can always count on people to hate and to fear.To harm one another and to be harmed.To kill and be killed.It is what opens the gate.”
Simon Holt, The Devouring

Gore Vidal
“I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam -- good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.”
Gore Vidal, At Home: Essays 1982-1988

“A man of God would never burn or harm a temple of any kind - regardless of religion. A true man of God would see every temple or divine mansion built to glorify the Creator - as an extension of the temple closest to his home, regardless of its shape, size, or color. A man who truly recognizes and knows God can see God in all things.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“If there is a god, or hundreds of them, I hope they will forgive me for the harm I may have inflicted on you by telling you exactly what happened.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

Thiruvalluvar
“To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.”
Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural

Tahir Shah
“In moments of great uncertainty on my travels, I have always felt that something is protecting me, that I will come to no harm.”
Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines

Frederick Weisel
“Sometimes we do terrible things to the ones we love just to see what harm we can cause.”
Frederick Weisel, Teller

Christine Feehan
“All around him the chanting swelled, Harm no one, harm no one. What the hell did that mean? He was going to have to shoot the poor son of a bitch, but maybe that was a far better way to go than what the house of horrors had planned. This was a hell of a way for men to die, even if they deserved it.”
Christine Feehan, Safe Harbor

Enock Maregesi
“Kadiri unavyozidi kupanda juu ndivyo utakavyoanguka vibaya.”
Enock Maregesi

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