Ruin Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ruin" (showing 1-30 of 94)
Michael Bassey Johnson
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

J.R. Ward
“Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

Edward Abbey
“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
Edward Abbey

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won't have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Lao Tzu
“Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Mervyn Peake
“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Sophocles
“The tyrant is a child of Pride
Who drinks from his sickening cup
Recklessness and vanity,
Until from his high crest headlong
He plummets to the dust of hope.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

William Shakespeare
“Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.”
William Shakespeare, Richard II

Rachel Van Dyken
“Time was the most precious thing in the world to me, and I’d just given her all of it. Because I was falling for her. Because I cared for her. Because I wanted to give her something to remember me by, even if it would eventually fade like its namesake. Time… what an absolute horror-inducing word”
Rachel Van Dyken, Ruin

Homer
“Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness—she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. She entangles one man, now another.”
Homer, The Iliad

Criss Jami
“When it comes to world news, attitude is what marks the distinction between justice and vengeance. Justice is pure, but vengeance brings more ruin.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Edward Abbey
“What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
Edward Abbey

Jennifer Estep
“Really, Gin, did you have to ruin my suit?” he said.
“This was a Fiona Fine original.”
Jennifer Estep, Widow’s Web

Homer
“…and they limp and halt, they’re all wrinkled, drawn, they squint to the side, can’t look you in the eyes, and always bent on duty, trudging after Ruin, maddening, blinding Ruin. But Ruin is strong and swift—She outstrips them all by far, stealing a march, leaping over the whole wide earth to bring mankind to grief.”
Homer, The Iliad

Jonathan  Barnes
“The city defeated him. It refused to be bent into shape; it stayed a willful, sprawling, sinful place. It even told him as much. When he walked through the gutted wreck of old Saint Paul's, he tripped and fell over a piece of rubble -- a tombstone. When he got to his feet and dusted himself down he saw that it read, in Latin, 'Resurgam' -- 'I Will Rise Again.”
Jonathan Barnes, The Somnambulist

Adam Smith
“There is a great deal of ruin in a nation.”
Adam Smith, Correspondence

Robin Hanson
“We feel a deep pleasure from realizing that we believe something in common with our friends, and different from most people. We feel an even deeper pleasure letting everyone know of this fact. This feeling is EVIL. Learn to see it in yourself, and then learn to be horrified by how thoroughly it can poison your mind. Yes evidence may at times force you to disagree with a majority, and your friends may have correlated exposure to that evidence, but take no pleasure when you and your associates disagree with others; that is the road to rationality ruin.”
Robin Hanson

Iain Pears
“[Pope] Clement waved his hands in irritation as if to dismiss the very idea. "The world is crumbling into ruin. Armies are marching. Men and women are dying everywhere, in huge numbers. Fields are abandoned and towns deserted. The wrath of the Lord is upon us and He may be intending to destroy the whole of creation. People are without leaders and direction. They want to be given a reason for this, so they can be reassured, so they will return to their prayers and their obiediences. All this is going on, and you are concerned about the safety of two Jews?”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Fuminori Nakamura
“The ultimate end of sadism is ruin and murder. The one in control is always the masochist.”
Fuminori Nakamura, The Kingdom

Deyth Banger
“Oh, God I ruin your day…”
Deyth Banger
tags: day, god, i, ruin

Arundhati Roy
“What if he's right? We've seen great countries fall into ruin virtually overnight. What if we're next in line? That thought fills me with a kind of epochal sadness.

If this little back street is anything to go by, perhaps the unraveling has already begun. Everything has suddenly fallen quiet. All the construction has stopped. The laborers have disappeared. Where are the whores and the homosexuals and the dogs with fancy coats? I miss them. How could it all disappear so quickly?

I mustn't keep standing here, like some nostalgic old fool.

Things will get better. They must.”
Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

“Don't let money or the lack of it rule your life.”
Marty Rubin
tags: money, ruin

“Niggas/Bitches will try to come back into your life after they tried to ruin it. Like nothing ever happened. Like they didn’t just emotionally, Financially and physically drain you for years.”
Genereux Philip

“Do not allow haters to ruin your happiness.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“Don’t ruin your own happiness by letting someone’s wickedness hurt you.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Steven Magee
“The corporate controlled military does a great job of ruining peoples lives.”
Steven Magee

Veronica Roth
“How many different kinds of ruin do you have to see, before you resign yourself to calling it all 'ruin'?”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Coś zawsze przyciąga nas do ruin, ponieważ ruiny przypominają nam o naszym zasadniczym problemie: problem nietrwałości!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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