If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
— Marcus Aurelius

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
John Gay wipe quote

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Revelation
— Bible

America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
— William S. Burroughs

Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map.
— Wayne Calloway