For ridding oneself of faith is like boiling seawater to retrieve the salt--something is gained but something is lost.
The only means of ridding man of crime is ridding him of freedom.
The American people have heard the arguments in favor of state-sanctioned, same-sex marriage, in favor of partial birth abortion, in favor of ridding the public square of any mention of our nation's religious heritage. We've heard the arguments and we disagree.
To the truly benevolent mind, indeed, nothing is more satisfactory than to hear of a miser denying himself the necessaries of life a little too far and ridding us of his presence altogether.
We are adamant about ridding our society from the scourge of terrorism and standing against it, but at the same time we want to see civil liberties of Americans preserved.
This across-the-board cut has nothing to do with ridding ourselves of waste, ... This goes to muscle and bone of programs.
If the governor were serious about ridding his administration of partisan patronage, he never would have pardoned them in the first place and would have cooperated with the Attorney Generals investigation,
I find that my greatest difficulty and the really most painful and difficult part of my work is draining and ridding my mind of that burden of meanings which I've absorbed through the culture-things that seem to have something to do with art but don't have anything to do with art at all.
My idea of forgiveness is letting go of resentment that does not serve your better interest, ridding yourself of negative thoughts. All they do is make you miserable. Believe me, you can fret and fume all you want, but whoever it was that wronged you is not suffering from your anguish whatsoever.
Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society.
This is an important step to reaching our goal of ridding our sport of performance-enhancing substances and should restore the integrity of and public confidence in our great game. I appreciate the effort put forward by the players' association and our players in reaching this new agreement.
But when we place God on our side of things, that we are now ridding the world of evil - that's very dangerous, that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil. What about the evil we have committed, that we are complicit in?
Politicians power itself are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
The actions taken by the family of nations are a just and essential step in ridding the world of the global threat of terrorism and bringing to justice those who plot the destruction of peaceful and innocent people. I fully support the president's actions.