Quotations that match 'ruins'.

When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes. Janet Flanner
[ Causes Courthouse Look Looking Nuremberg Prisoners Result Ruins Startling View War]
Politics ruins the character. Otto von Bismarck
[ Character Politics Ruins]
My goal is to goad people into saying something that ruins their life. Don Imus
[ Goad Goal Into Life Ruins Saying Something Their]
One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere. John Fiske
[ Creeds Crumbling Everywhere Into Orthodox Ruins]
I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star. Natalie Portman
[ Care Career College Going Movie Rather Ruins Smart Star Than]
To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her. Barbara Cartland
[ Absolutely Around Beautiful Completely Degrading Destroy Feminine Her Idealistic Later Personality Ruins Sleep Sooner Will Woman Wrong]
Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous, and grew out of the disruptions that created new national movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. Jack Schwartz
[ Created Disruptions Empires Grew Jewish Movements National Nationalism New Old Out Palestinian Ruins Virtually]
Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved. Jacob Bronowski
[ Appeal Ashamed Even Evolved Human Imaginative Nagasaki Nothing Other Ruins Science Shame Than Theirs Values Which]
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies. Charles de Montesquieu
[ Luxury Monarchies Poverty Republics Ruins]
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. Gustave Flaubert
[ Clings Even Everything Hope Love Perfumes Plant Ruins Springtime Which]
We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization. Herbert Read
[ Capitalist Christianity Civilization Emerge Emerged Just May New Our Out Religion Roman Ruins Sure Will]
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. Amos Bronson Alcott
[ Cherished Climb Failures Finding Heaven Most Often Our Plans Ruins Successes Were]
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson
[ Awake Dreams Gently God Immortal Innocent Into Life Longer Man Men Pass Ruins Shall]
The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts. Derek Walcott
[ Abandoned Apart Estates Few History Landscapes Over Rises Ruins Sigh Sugar]
My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle. Lech Walesa
[ Ashes Bowed Country Enemy Highest Nation Never Passed Paying Price Reconstruction Ruins Struggle Time War Which Youth]
We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings. Alfred Jarry
[ Buildings Demolish Doing Everything Fine Lot Only Put Ruins See Shall Succeeded Them Unless Up Use Way Well]
We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins. Edward Bond
[ Century Competent Deserts End May New Next Ruins Seem Will]
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Anger Fall Ruins Smash Themselves Those Which]
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive. William Wells Brown
[ Beheld Brothers Build Captive Chains Constitution Destroy Four Heaven Liberty Limbs Placed Ruins Scattered Seen Shreds Slavery Temple Their Them Torn Us Winds Would]
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it. King Hussein I
[ Beauty Dotted Empires Every Great Haunting Inch Jordan Last Love Once Resort Ruins Sense Strange Timelessness Tomorrow World Yesterday]
What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. Elbridge Gerry
[ Always Army Attempt Bane Destroy Establishment Governments Invade Liberties Liberty Mean Militia Order Prevent Raise Rights Ruins Sir Standing Their Upon Use Whenever]
We moralize among ruins. Benjamin Disraeli
[ Among Ruins]
A man is a god in ruins. Duke Ellington
[ God Man Ruins]
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism. George Santayana
[ Absolutely Any Anywhere Evil Existence Optimism Ruins Time Total]
Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. Ben Jonson
[ Accuracy Confidence Had Industry Negligence Produces Raised Reputation Ruins Success Which]
I watched Gretzky, I watched Lemieux. Maybe it's the time when you're playing, but for a kid coming into the league, you play the Boston Bruins and you just watched Bobby Orr. Marcel Dionne
[ Bobby Boston Coming Gretzky Into Just Kid League Maybe Orr Play Playing Time Watched]
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. Walter Smith
[ Decay Disappear Down Gentlest God Looking Our Rear Ruins Stay Toil Works]
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins. Lord Byron
[ Form Hour Lay May Ruins Scare State Thousand Years]
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. Franz Kafka
[ Alive Among Anyone Cannot Come Despair Down Fate Hand His Life Little Needs Note Off Other Over Ruins Sees Terms Ward While]
I'm one of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit. Marie Lloyd
[ Bit Cromwell Knocked Ruins]
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage. Christopher Lasch
[ Alternative Arise Arrangements Fashioned Improvement Marriage Marriages Most Old Out Ruins So-Called These]
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me. John Lennon
[ Disciples His Jesus Ordinary Right Ruins Them Thick Twisting Were]
It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy. Mark Hoppus
[ Doing Drinking Ecstasy Quit Ruins Smoking Totally Voice]
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. George Washington
[ Abused Arbitrary Easily Established Liberty Licentiousness Most Power Ruins]
It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. Buenaventura Durruti
[ Afraid America Better Build Built Cities Everywhere Here Least Ones Others Palaces Place Ruins Spain Take Their These Workers]
Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them. Angela Carter Dad
[ Aged Back Carried Even Father His Known Never Perhaps Ruins Them Troy Whether]
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. Richard Burton
[ Animation Decays Embraces False Friendship Gives Ivy Life New Object Ruins Supports True Walls]
When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved. Lytton Strachey
[ Among Came Civilization Evolved Existence French Gradually Into Language Nation New Roman Ruins Same Slowly Time]
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it. Robert Bulwer-Lytton
[ Direct Enthusiast May Person Prudent Ruins State]
The Russian drama began at the end of 1991, when the Soviet Union mercifully ended. Russia and 14 other new countries emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Every one of those 15 new states faced a profound historical, economic, financial, social and political challenge. Jeffrey Sachs
[ Began Challenge Countries Drama Economic Emerged End Ended Every Faced Financial Historical Mercifully New Other Political Profound Ruins Russia Russian Social Soviet States Those Union]
You can reconstruct the picture from chaos and memory's ruins. Kay Boyle
[ Chaos Memory Picture Reconstruct Ruins]