Ruin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ruin quotes, ruin sayings, and ruin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No man was ever ruined from without; the final ruin comes from within, when you turn hopeless and lose courage!     

Amelia Barr

Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness—she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. She entangles one man, now another.     


Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful.     

J.R. Ward

You can ruin anything if you focus at it.     

Aimee Bender

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.     

Amos Bronson Alcott

If a man has directed his course to great ends there is compensation even in ruin.     

Arthur Alfred Lynch

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.     

Benjamin Franklin

Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.     

Edward Abbey

Don’t ruin your own happiness by letting someone’s wickedness hurt you.     

Gift Gugu Mona

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.     

Isak Dinesen

Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Worry is a progressive disease that ruins one’s life     

Sunday Adelaja

How many different kinds of ruin do you have to see, before you resign yourself to calling it all 'ruin'?     

Veronica Roth

Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.     

Anselm Kiefer

To be silent when we are impelled to utter words injurious to God or to our neighbour, is an act of virtue; but, to be silent in confessing our sins, is the ruin of the soul.     

Alphonsus Liguori

Routine ruins the life, variety vitalise the life.     

Amit Kalantri

Someday was the thing he had, because it was a lot harder to ruin than today.     

Ann Brashares

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.     

Lord Byron

Just because you're unhappy doesn't mean you have to ruin someone else's happiness too ...     

Nitya Prakash

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.     

Oscar Wilde

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.     

Warren Buffett

You can reconstruct the picture from chaos and memory's ruins.     

Kay Boyle