I disagree. There are few clipping that doesn't harm too much sound, especially on occasional peaks.
I've done a google search and found an article, and this quote:
"if only the transient peaks are clipped, the clipping only occurs for a very short period of time, and is not very noticeable."
Anyways I've done some experiment with dsp, and I know that you don't necessarily hear all kind of clipping, and using limiters might sound worse than hard clipping.