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Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
William Ellery Channing
In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence.
I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me.
The polls are just being used as another tool of voter suppression. The polls are an attempt to not reflect public opinion, but to shape it. Yours. They want to depress the heck out of you.
When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control.
I see so much more than I used to see. The effect has been to depress and sadden and hurt me terribly.
The older I get, the more I want to do. It beats death, decay or golf in unfortunate trousers. Peace and quiet depress me.
I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.
David Alan Grier
Descriptions of my work depress me. They make me feel pinned down.
I picked up 'On Moral Fiction' in the bookstore and looked up myself in the index, but I didn't read it through. I try not to read things that depress me.
Rising interest rates are considered bad for stocks because they raise the cost of doing business and depress corporate earnings and because higher yields make bonds relatively more attractive than stocks to investors.
To assert, as some have, that illegal immigrants do not depress wages because they do the jobs Americans refuse is the kind of nonsense economists speak when they strain to be counterintuitive. It is similar to saying that cheap imports do not hold down prices.
Hollywood films are alienating to the spectator because they use too much dialogue, too much explication and leave no space for the viewer. They depress me.
Just as good books give me the joys of being alive, bad novels depress me, and as I notice this sentiment coming from the pages, I stop. I also do not hesitate to walk out of a movie house if the film is bad.
When I look for self-help books for myself, I used to be scared that I was going to pick up a book that would depress me even more.
Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs.
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