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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.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay.
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
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.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
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.
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.
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
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
And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.
George Washington Cable
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me.
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
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.'
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.
Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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