I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.
Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all.
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm, but it is not sufficient – philanthropic prudence is also needed.
The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result.
Justice… is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
It is unacceptable, it is forbidden, to harm the innocent.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.