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Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.
C. S. Lewis
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
Life is one long decay, no? There's a lot of beauty in it. Like the patina in an old city.
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.
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.
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
I always believed 'The Fly' to be a classic opera story. It's a tale of love and death, true love surviving in the face of physical decay and ultimate sacrifice.
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
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.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
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.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Governments everywhere that are unable to guarantee equitable growth and social welfare have suffered a fatal decay of legitimacy.
'Content' is a word that has never sat well with me. Like 'maturity'. They are two words I've never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling.
Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
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
Seriously, 'Honey Boo Boo' is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good.
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.
Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
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