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History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to 'protect' their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate.
On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.
Yes. I'm a doctor, an epidemiologist, and lots of my professional colleagues flip back and forth between industry and medical roles. I know them; they are not bad people. But it is possible for good people in bad systems to do things that inflict enormous harm.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
John F. Kennedy
When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
In the absence of sound oversight, responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system.
There is a time when even justice brings harm.
The crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and elsewhere, particularly Lebanon, are so shocking that the only emotionally valid reaction is rage and a call for extreme actions. But that does not help the victims. And, in fact, it's likely to harm them.
The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
Of course, no one wants to ban the vote. Voting should remain available for sporting and recreational purposes. But certain types of votes clearly should be curtailed - 'assault votes,' for example, in which the only purpose of the vote is to harm others.
P. J. O'Rourke
The perpetrators of the actual bad stuff that does real and lasting harm to people, like leakage of industrial chemicals into water systems, seem to get not so much as a second glance; the bloviation from media pundits and think tanks creates false problems that waste time and energy debunking.
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it.
Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child.
It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.
The idea that anybody might be allowed to use their common sense when clearly no harm is being done is part of history now.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch
She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.
Edwin Louis Cole
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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