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Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least.
It's art that pushes against psychological and social expectations, that tries to transform decay into something generative, that is replicative in a baroque way, that isn't about progress, and wants to - as Walt Whitman put it - 'contain multitudes.'
Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Alfred North Whitehead
We've come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay. I can't imagine Dr. King watching the 'Real Housewives' or 'Jersey Shore.'
Samuel L. Jackson
Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?
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