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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
Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay.
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
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.
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay.
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth 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.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Alfred North Whitehead
For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.
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.'
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.
Seriously, 'Honey Boo Boo' is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good.
One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
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
Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.
C. Northcote Parkinson
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.
An urban novelist never minds a little decay.
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.
The older I get, the more I want to do. It beats death, decay or golf in unfortunate trousers. Peace and quiet depress me.
The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.
Charles de Secondat
I like thinking about the fragility of the human flesh and our bodies - our decay and eventual death.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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