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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.
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
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.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
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.
'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.
Fascism is capitalism in 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.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
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.
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.
On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.
Life is one long decay, no? There's a lot of beauty in it. Like the patina in an old city.
Today, we are on a path of decay. We are seeing the book close on five decades of accomplishment as the leader in human space exploration.
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.
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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