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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.
In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.
The difference between our decadence and the Russians' is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.
The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.
An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day.
I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence.
Decadence is wonderful.
Jack L. Chalker
America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.
The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.
First of all, whoever didn't want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined.
I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.
Augusto Roa Bastos
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