Prevent

Famous quotes containing the word prevent:

    We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    I felt more determined than ever to become a physician, and thus place a strong barrier between me and all ordinary marriage. I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)

    How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)