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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.
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.
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.
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 does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.
Since long I've held silence a remedy for 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
Here's to five miserable months on the wagon and the irreparable harm that it's caused me.
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.
He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.
Edwin Louis Cole
Well look, I mean, I think that prayer and holy water, and things like that are all fine. They don't do any good, but they don't necessarily do any harm. It's touching to be thought of in that way. It makes up for those who tell me that I've got my just desserts.
I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.
I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ's standards in your own daily life.
My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
Gluttony might be innocuous were it not for the fact that gluttons tend to disregard whether their self-serving behaviors harm anyone else. We don't need to look far and wide to find examples of gluttonous behavior, as they are numerous throughout the history of capitalism.
I've done no harm to no one. In fact, I think I've improved the world.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
We do as much harm holding onto programs and people past their natural life span as we do when we employ massive organizational air strikes. However, destroying comes at the end of life's cycle, not as a first response.
Margaret J. Wheatley
In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
Alexander the Great
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