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Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Alfred North Whitehead
Decay is quiet but ghastly, explosion is dramatic and dreadful. There's not much to choose between the two of them in reality, and most of our lives have sufficient of both.
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.
One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
An urban novelist never minds a little decay.
I'm not very keen on ageing. I'm not keen on the physical decay. I probably am quite vain. I think you want to try and look OK for the benefit of other people.
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
Seriously, 'Honey Boo Boo' is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good.
The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.
Charles de Secondat
The proper method for hastening the decay of error is by teaching every man to think for himself.
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.
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.
Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.
C. Northcote Parkinson
If those communities are left to decay, this city will decay.
I like thinking about the fragility of the human flesh and our bodies - our decay and eventual death.
Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
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.
When one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.
Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.
John Nelson Darby
It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime.
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought, even in the most trifling mind.
Sarah Josepha Hale
But I believe there is a decay that is eroding America, and as a result, God begins to disappear from our society.
I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.
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
I suppose I am gently cynical about notions of who we think we are, but I certainly don't hate my fellow man. I think my cinema, although it might often deal with death and decay, is highly celebratory.
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.
I'm trying to photograph an old offshore oil city that is lying in decay in the Caspian Sea, but I've been having a hard time getting there.
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