Overturning: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 93 pages
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Familiar Quotations OverturningAn honest private man often grows cruel and abandoned when converted into an absolute prince. Give a man power of doing what he pleases with impunity, you extinguish his fear, and consequently overturn in him one of the great pillars of morality.ndash;Joseph AddisonTo overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live.ndash;Ruth HubbardMany will show you the way once your cart has overturned.ndash;ProverbAgitation, under pretence of reform, with a view to overturn revealed truth and order, is the worst kind of mischief.ndash;C. SimmonsOverturning ndash; DestroyIf one would make a thorough revolution, one must attack things and relationships, destroy property and the State. Then there would be no need to destroy men.ndash;Mikhail BakuninI would sooner destroy a stained glass window as an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you following me either.ndash;The Princess BrideWe can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.ndash;Kenneth ClarkeIf you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immorality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be permissible, even cannibalism.ndash;Feodor DostoevskyDestroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.ndash;William DurantWhen liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty.ndash;William Durant

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