People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic.
— John Ruskin

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
— Pythagoras

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
— J. Robert Oppenheimer

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.
— Plutarch

War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
— J. R. R. Tolkien