"It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life."
"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."
"The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive its organization is necessarily tyrannical."
"This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society."
"Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever."
"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
"One of the most destructive things that's happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together - which can lead to nightmares of social collapse."
"The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things."
"Mental agitations and eating cares are more injurious to health, and destructive of life, than is commonly imagined, and could their effects be collected, would make no inconsiderable figure in the bills of mortality."
"The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions."