SOCRATES: Take a parallel instance:--if, acting under the advice of those who have no understanding, we destroy
that which is improved by health and is deteriorated by disease, would life be worth having?
Now therefore the artful Irregular whom I described above as the real author of this diabolical Bill, determined at one blow to lower the status of the Hierarchy by forcing them to submit to the pollution of Colour, and at the same time to destroy
their domestic opportunities of training in the Art of Sight Recognition, so as to enfeeble their intellects by depriving them of their pure and colourless homes.
my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.
And he who becomes master of a city accustomed to freedom and does not destroy
it, may expect to be destroyed
by it, for in rebellion it has always the watchword of liberty and its ancient privileges as a rallying point, which neither time nor benefits will ever cause it to forget.
Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy
it is not so good.
They that deny a God, destroy
man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts, by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God, by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
Perhaps not," said the Scarecrow, "for we mean to destroy
And at Rhodes the demagogues, by distributing of bribes, prevented the people from paying the trierarchs what was owing to them, who were obliged by the number of actions they were harassed with to conspire together and destroy
the popular state.
In aerial war the stronger side, even supposing it destroyed
the main battle fleet of the weaker, had then either to patrol and watch or destroy
every possible point at which he might produce another and perhaps a novel and more deadly form of flyer.
They went away even before the battle of Borodino and still more rapidly after it, despite Rostopchin's calls to defend Moscow or the announcement of his intention to take the wonder-working icon of the Iberian Mother of God and go to fight, or of the balloons that were to destroy
the French, and despite all the nonsense Rostopchin wrote in his broadsheets.
He won't need to destroy
ME, for if I don't get something to eat pretty soon I shall starve to death, and so save him the trouble.
Having decided to conquer the Land of Oz and to destroy
the Emerald City and enslave all its people, King Roquat the Red kept planning ways to do this dreadful thing, and the more he planned the more he believed he would be able to accomplish it.
Macallan (being guiltless of his wife's death) to destroy
his Diary and his letters, in the fear that they might be used against him.
They advocated government ownership of such trusts as the railroads and telegraphs, and excessive income taxes, graduated with ferocity, to destroy
The Trojans, supposing their troubles over, destroy
a part of their city wall and take the wooden horse into their city and feast as though they had conquered the Hellenes.