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If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
C. S. Lewis
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.
'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.
As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My business is to prevent the future.
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
T. S. Eliot
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