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Decline quotes by Willa Cather
#1. Cavenaugh rubbed his hands together and smiled his sunny smile.
'I like that idea. It's reassuring. If we can have no secrets, it means we can't, after all, go so far afield as we might,' he hesitated, 'yes, as we might.'
Eastman looked at him sourly. 'Cavenaugh, when you've practiced law in New York for twelve years, you find that people can't go far in any direction, except-' He thrust his forefinger sharply at the floor.'Even in that direction, few people can do anything out of the ordinary. Our range is limited. Skip a few baths, and we become personally objectionable. The slightest carelessness can rot a man's integrity or give him ptomaine poisoning. We keep up only be incessant cleansing operations, of mind and body. What we call character, is held together by all sorts of tacks and strings and glue. ("Consequences") #Quote by Willa Cather
Decline quotes by Kamar Brown
#2. The man on the rise must always show respect to the man on the decline. #Quote by Kamar Brown
Decline quotes by Christian D. Larson
#3. To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable. #Quote by Christian D. Larson
Decline quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#4. Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Decline quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#5. But there seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously - after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important … so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be both ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth. (Most of his fans were just as ignorant and unlettered; the disease was spreading.) #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Decline quotes by Helen Bynum
#6. Experience with tubercular patients would then help to train a new generation of specialist chest surgeons. In the second half of the 20th century, as the number of tuberculosis patients continued to decline and facilities were freed up, they were able to transfer their skills to other serious conditions within the thoracic cavity such as lung cancer, but that lay in the future. #Quote by Helen Bynum
Decline quotes by Martin Amis
#7. Venus, I'm sorry that you've gone on minding that I didn't let you drive me to O'Hare. "That's what we do," you said: "We drive each other to and from the airport." Do you realize how rare that is? No one does it anymore, not even newlyweds. All right – it was selfish of me to decline. I said it was because I didn't want to say goodbye to you in a public place. But I think it was the asymmetry of it that was really troubling me. You and I, we drive each other to and from the airport. And I didn't want a to when I knew there wouldn't be a from. #Quote by Martin Amis
Decline quotes by Danny Glover
#8. Whole ideology of consumption almost to the point of religion. Whether it's the consumption of entertainment or the consumption around buying things, we're so caught up in the idea around our appetites that we don't have a clear distinction about what we need and what we just want. Plus, the decline of trade unions is a factor. When you have powerful unions, you have a working class that is politicized. #Quote by Danny Glover
Decline quotes by Judy Woodruff
#9. In my book [Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age], I argue that we're vulnerable to technologies.There's a 40 percent decline in all markers for empathy among college students, with most of it taking place in the past years. #Quote by Judy Woodruff
Decline quotes by Harold Innis
#10. Writing with a simplified alphabet checked the power of custom of an oral tradition but implied a decline in the power of expression and the creation of grooves which determined the channels of thought of readers and later writers. #Quote by Harold Innis
Decline quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#11. You leave a man an invitation like that ... he'd have to be dead to decline. I am definitely not dead. Although rigor has definitely settled into at least one part of my body with a vengeance. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Decline quotes by Cath Crowley
#12. I wake on the fiction couch deeply hungover, my head cracking, with Rachel telling me to get up. She's holding my eyelids open like she used to do in high school when we'd stayed up all night talking and then slept through the morning alarm. 'Get. Up. Henry.'

'What time is it? I ask, batting off her hands.

'It's eleven. The shop's been open for an hour. There are customers asking for books I can't find. George is yelling at a guy called Martin Gamble who's here to help me create the database. And as a separate issue, Amy's waiting in the reading garden.'

'Amy's here?' I sit up and mess my hair around. 'How do I look?'

'I decline to answer on the grounds that technically you're my boss and I don't want to start my new job by insulting you.'

'Thank you,' I say. 'I appreciate that. #Quote by Cath Crowley
Decline quotes by Rene Girard
#13. If the patriarchal system, when compared to primitive systems, seems to represent a "lesser" degree of structuralization, then Western civilization since the decline of the patriarchal system can be said to have been governed by a principle of decreasing structuralization or destructuralization during the whole of its historical course - a tendency that can almost be seen as an ultimate aim. A dynamic force seems to be drawing first Western society, then the rest of the world, toward a state of relative indifferentiation never before known on earth, a strange kind of nonculture or anticulture we call modern. #Quote by Rene Girard
Decline quotes by Jacque Fresco
#14. When biological technology becomes further advanced, human beings as we know them, will become a modified species. If we as human beings fail to include the possibility of this development in our overall, social evolution we will witness the decline of our species #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Decline quotes by Chanel Miller
#15. Women are raised to work with dexterity, to keep their nimble fingers ready, their minds alert. It is her job to know how to handle the stream of bombs, how to kindly decline giving her number, how to move her hand from the button of her jeans, to turn down a drink. When a woman is assaulted, one of the first questions people ask is, 'did you say no?' This question assumes that the answer was always yes, and that it is her job to revoke the agreement. To defuse the bomb she was given. But why are they allowed to touch us until we physically fight them off? Why is the door open until we have to slam it shut? #Quote by Chanel Miller
Decline quotes by Jon Stewart
#16. Planet Hollywood has shrunk from seventy-five locations around the world to just over thirty-five over the past two years. No new Planet Hollywoods are opening, which in turn has caused a 100 percent decline in opportunities for Bruce Willis to play the harmonica. #Quote by Jon Stewart
Decline quotes by Milan Kundera
#17. Because people who decline organized leisure activities are deserters from the great common struggle against boredom, and they deserve neither attention nor helmets. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Decline quotes by Tariq Ali
#18. We have populations now in the West with a very short memory span. One reason for this short memory span is that television over the last fifteen years has seen a big decline in the coverage of the rest of the world. #Quote by Tariq Ali
Decline quotes by James C. Collins
#19. Technology is important - you can't remain a laggard and hope to be great. But technology by itself is never a primary cause of either greatness or decline. #Quote by James C. Collins
Decline quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#20. I must also leave you to analyze the cultural decline of Western art and literature. In the cycle of a great civilization, the artist begins as a priest and ends as a clown or buffoon. Examples of buffoonery in twentieth-century art, literature and music are many: Dali, Picasso, John Cage, Beckett. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Decline quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#21. Listen, everything is possible in here. You can burn every spinning wheel in the kingdom. You can cut your hair before he ever gets the chance to climb up. It is possible to decline the beanstalk. You can let the old witch dance at your wedding, hand out the kind of forgiveness that would wake the dead and sleeping. You can just walk away, get on a horse, and go wake some other maiden from her narrative coffin, if you're brave, if you're strong. What do you want? Do you want to escape? Or were you looking for that candy house? #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Decline quotes by Noam Chomsky
#22. Take a look at the polls. The public overwhelmingly supports higher taxes on the wealthy, which have declined sharply in this period of stagnation and decline - higher taxes on the wealthy and preserve the limited social benefits. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Decline quotes by Jim Trelease
#23. Which Country Has the Best Readers? One of the most comprehensive international reading studies was conducted by Warwick Elley for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) in 1990 and 1991. Involving thirty-two countries, it assessed 210,000 nine- and fourteen-year-olds.22 Of all those children, which ones read best? For nine-year-olds, the four top nations were: Finland (569), the United States (547), Sweden (539), and France (531). But the U.S. position dropped to a tie for eighth when fourteen-year-olds were evaluated. This demonstrates that American children begin reading at a level that is among the best in the world, but since reading is an accrued skill and U.S. children appear to do less of it as they grow older, their scores decline when compared with countries where children read more as they mature. #Quote by Jim Trelease
Decline quotes by Roger Kimball
#24. The institutionalization of the Beat ethic has been a moral, aesthetic, and intellectual disaster of the first order. (It has also been a disaster for fashion and manners, but that is a separate subject.) We owe to the 1960s the ultimate institutionalization of immoralist radicalism: the institutionalization of drugs, pseudo-spirituality, promiscuous sex, virulent anti-Americanism, naive anti-capitalism, and the precipitous decline of artistic and intellectual standards. But the1960s and 1970s only codified and extended into the middle class the radical spirit of the Beats, who, in more normal times, would have remained what they were in the beginning; members of a fringe movement that provided stand-up comics with material. #Quote by Roger Kimball
Decline quotes by John Ruskin
#25. Greater completion marks the progress of art, absolute completion usually its decline. #Quote by John Ruskin
Decline quotes by David Augsburger
#26. Individualism. Narcissism. Value-free choices. These are all key elements in the decline of the practice of mutual accountability in Western churches, among clergy and laity alike. #Quote by David Augsburger
Decline quotes by Edmund Phelps
#27. Economists of a classical bent lay a large part of the decline of employment, and thus lagging output, to a contraction of labour supply. #Quote by Edmund Phelps
Decline quotes by Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
#28. We need to be the church that serves and loves people now, today, exactly where they are. Until then, we are simply managing decline. #Quote by Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
Decline quotes by Steven Erikson
#29. Civilizations in decline are notable when certain of their members escape justice, and do so with impunity. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Decline quotes by Kristin Kimball
#30. Everything ends. The natural order of things is immutable. Seed, flower, fruit, decline, death, decay. Seed. Each stage has its own drama and its own particular beauty. If you can see it, you can accept it. The parts are graceful, and so is the whole. #Quote by Kristin Kimball
Decline quotes by Taylor Caldwell
#31. Republics never survive, for their people do not like freedom but prefer to be led and guided and flattered and seduced into slavery by a benevolent, or not so, benevolent despot. They want to worship Caesar. So, American republicanism will inevitably die and become a democracy, and then decline, as Aristotle said into a despotism. #Quote by Taylor Caldwell
Decline quotes by Anonymous
#32. Many others are struggling to get out from under the pressures associated with the economy's decline. #Quote by Anonymous
Decline quotes by Robert Lane Greene
#33. Language is changing constantly; printing and modern education have slowed it but have not stopped it. Given all this change, when, exactly, was language PERFECT, in the language pundit's mind? One has the feeling that the decline-mongers would feel rather sheepish has reading any answer. The 1950s? The Edwardian era? The real answer, however rarely expressed, seems to be when Island it as a young person. #Quote by Robert Lane Greene
Decline quotes by Carl Sagan
#34. [Censoring] knowledge, telling people what they must think and what ideas are impermissible, which lines of evidence may not be pursued, is the aperture to thought police, foolish and incompetent decision-making, and long-term decline. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Decline quotes by Jerry Herron
#35. ...Americans didn't stick to cities, which makes us different from the people in other industrialized countries. We no sooner arrived in town, turning those towns into great mid-century metropolises, than we decided to take off for the green world beyond, so that by the 1970 Census, we had become the first suburban nation in the history of the world. And Detroit led the way, with a population curve up and down just like everywhere else, but with its urban decline a lot steeper over the past sixty years - so typical a place that it only looks like an exception. #Quote by Jerry Herron
Decline quotes by Amy Rankin
#36. I didn't want anyone to notice any decline in my abilities so I took to therapy again with the same spirit. #Quote by Amy Rankin
Decline quotes by Nick Lane
#37. Our terminal decline into old age and death stems from the fine print of the contract that we signed with our mitochondria two billion years ago. #Quote by Nick Lane
Decline quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis
#38. As long as our souls remain strong, that is all that matters; as long as they don't decline. Because with the fall of certain souls in this world, the world itself will collapse. These are the pillars which support it. They are few, but enough. #Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis
Decline quotes by Rick Perry
#39. I got a feeling that after six years of disappointment, of mediocrity and decline, a slow course correction is not what voters are going to be looking for in 2016. #Quote by Rick Perry
Decline quotes by Henri De Lubac
#40. The age of the proof is in decline, it is the hour of 'witness' that is coming, hour of the 'marturioa', very calm and very complete: a hope which seems close to being realised. #Quote by Henri De Lubac
Decline quotes by Charlotte Turner Smith
#41. Silene, who declines The garish noontide's blazing light; But when the evening crescent shines, Gives all her sweetness to the night ... #Quote by Charlotte Turner Smith
Decline quotes by William Faulkner
#42. I decline to accept the end of man. #Quote by William Faulkner
Decline quotes by Frank Partnoy
#43. People today read less, take fewer museum trips, and attend fewer concerts. Is that because these activities aren't as fun? The decline ... can be traced, at least in part, to unconscious stimuli that make us live faster. #Quote by Frank Partnoy
Decline quotes by Kenneth  Clark
#44. What happened?

It took Gibbon six volumes to describe the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, so I shan't embark on that. But thinking about this almost incredible episode does tell one something about the nature of civilisation.

It shows that however complex and solid it seems, it is actually quite fragile. It can be destroyed.



What are its enemies?


Well, first of all fear - fear of war, fear of invasion, fear of plague and famine, that make it simply not worthwhile constructing things, or planting trees or even planning next year's crops. And fear of the supernatural, which means that you daren't question anything or change anything.

The late antique world was full of meaningless rituals, mystery religions, that destroyed self-confidence. And then exhaustion, the feeling of hopelessness which can overtake people even with a high degree of material prosperity. 

There is a poem by the modern Greek poet, Cavafy, in which he imagines the people of an antique town like Alexandria waiting every day for the barbarians to come and sack the city. Finally the barbarians move off somewhere else and the city is saved; but the people are disappointed - it would have been better than nothing.

Of course, civilisation requires a modicum of material prosperity - 

What civilization needs:

confidence in the society in which one lives, belief in its philosophy, belief in its laws, and confidence in one's own mental p #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Decline quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#45. The reason for [this age's] anxiety and unrest is because in one direction, 'truth' increases in scope and quantity - via science and technology - while in the other, certainty and confidence steadily decline. Our age is a master in developing truths while being wholly indifferent to certitude. It lacks confidence in the good. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Decline quotes by Pierre Charron
#46. It is certainly much easier wholly to decline a passion than to keep it within just bounds and measures; and that which few can moderate almost anybody may prevent. #Quote by Pierre Charron
Decline quotes by Robert Payne
#47. It is almost a general rule that nations do not decline gradually. Instead they fall abruptly from their greatest heights. #Quote by Robert Payne
Decline quotes by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
#48. Before us is mighty, so to speak, transformative and preparatory work. From a period which is creative, immediate and elemental, we must proceed to a period which is critical, conscious and cultural. These are the two worlds between which exists the entire abyss. The contemporary generation has the misfortune of being born between these two worlds, before this abyss. Herein is explained its frailty, diseased anxiety, hungry search for new ideals and a certain fateful impotency in all of its efforts. The best youth and vigor of talent is not expended on vital creativity but on an internal destructiveness and struggle with the past, on the passage across the abyss to that land, to that shore, to the frontiers of a free and divine idealism. How many people are perishing in this passage or are losing their strength irrevocably!...

("On The Reasons For The Decline And On The New Tendencies In Contemporary Literature") #Quote by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
Decline quotes by Richard Louv
#49. From 1997 to 2003, there was a decline of 50 percent in the proportion of children nine to twelve who spent time in such outside activities as hiking, walking, fishing, beach play, and gardening, according to a study by Sandra Hofferth at the University of Maryland. #Quote by Richard Louv
Decline quotes by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
#50. We must develop a compelling vision of later life: one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty, but one that recognizes it as a time of change, growth and new learning, a time when our courage gives us hope. #Quote by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Decline quotes by William   Donaldson
#51. On the whole popular fiction in Victorian Scotland is not overwhelmingly backward-looking; it is not obsessed by rural themes; it does not shrink from urbanisation or its problems; it is not idyllic in its approach; it does not treat the common people as comic or quaint. The second half of the nineteenth century is not a period of creative trauma or linguistic decline; it is one of the richest and most vital episodes in the history of Scottish popular culture. #Quote by William Donaldson
Decline quotes by Pierre De Coubertin
#52. Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law. #Quote by Pierre De Coubertin
Decline quotes by Ivan Krastev
#53. Russians clearly perceive America's global influence as being in irreversible decline and American society shattered by major political, economic and ideological crises. #Quote by Ivan Krastev
Decline quotes by Bill Keller
#54. I think there's been a decline in the public's access to what's being done with their tax dollars, what's being done in their name. I hope that that will be repaired. #Quote by Bill Keller
Decline quotes by Noam Chomsky
#55. Cyrus Scofield, a preacher from Dallas, Texas, was another link in the chain that connected missionary theology on both sides of the Atlantic. This violent priest produced an annotated, fundamentalist version of the Bible that was published by Oxford University Press in 1909. It was, in a way, the most explicit sketch of the three prongs that form the basis for U.S. policy today: the return of the Jews, the decline of Islam, and the rising fortunes of the United States as a world power. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Decline quotes by Kid Rock
#56. Of course I want people to show up to the concerts and I am sure for that to decline would be a difficult thing. #Quote by Kid Rock
Decline quotes by Ryan Holmes
#57. It may be coincidence that the decline of newspapers has corresponded with the rise of social media. Or maybe not. #Quote by Ryan Holmes
Decline quotes by Chael Sonnen
#58. As soon as you hear a fighter say, "I'm working smarter, not harder," you always want to bet against that guy. That mentality does not work. You have to work hard. And sometimes that means you are going to work too hard. You are going to decline. You are going to tear down your body and your muscle fibers. You are going to get sick. #Quote by Chael Sonnen
Decline quotes by John-Talmage Mathis
#59. Dedication is a great trait. It's also the trait most abused by superiors. In short, you are an asset that can be easily replaced. Your proficiency is profitable to the company and makes life easier for supervisors. But the constant imbalance may result in a divorce or decline in health. Is that what you agreed to when you were hired? #Quote by John-Talmage Mathis
Decline quotes by Alfred Wegener
#60. We are like a judge confronted by a defendant who declines to answer, and we must determine the truth from the circumstantial evidence. #Quote by Alfred Wegener
Decline quotes by David B. Haight
#61. One reason for the decline in moral values is that the world has invented a new, constantly changing and undependable standard of moral conduct referred to as "situational ethics." Now, individuals define good and evil as being adjustable according to each situation; this is in direct contrast to the proclaimed God-given absolute standard: "Thou shalt not!"-as in "Thou shalt not steal". #Quote by David B. Haight
Decline quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight Of The Idols
#62. Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this naïveté, which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating man - and with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed. Physiologically, everything ugly weakens and saddens man. It reminds him of decay, danger, impotence; it actually deprives him of strength. One can measure the effect of the ugly with a dynamometer. Wherever man is depressed at all, he senses the proximity of something "ugly." His feeling of power, his will to power, his courage, his pride - all fall with the ugly and rise with the beautiful. In both cases we draw an inference: the premises for it are piled up in the greatest abundance in instinct. The ugly is understood as a sign and symptom of degeneration: whatever reminds us in the least of degeneration causes in us the judgment of "ugly." Every suggestion of exhaustion, of heaviness, of age, of weariness; every kind of lack of freedom, such as cramps, such as paralysis; and above all, the smell, the color, the form of dissolution, of decomposition - even in the ultimate attenuation into a symbol - all evoke the same reaction, the value judgment, "ugly." A hatred is aroused - but whom does man hate then? There is no doubt: the decline of his type. Here he hates out of the deepest instinct of the species; in this hatred there is a shudder, caution, depth, farsightedness - it is the deepest hatred there is. It is be #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight Of The Idols
Decline quotes by Mike Nichols
#63. No doubt you are as alarmed as I by the tragic decline in America's language skills. If 10 people read the following sentence: Two tanker trucks has just overturned in Alaska, spilling a totel of 10,000 gallons of beer onto a highway. two would find an error in subject-verb agreement, two would find an error in spelling, and six would find a sponge and drive north. #Quote by Mike Nichols
Decline quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#64. It may be observed, that provinces amid the vicissitudes to which they are subject, pass from order into confusion, and afterward recur to a state of order again; for the nature of mundane affairs not allowing them to continue in an even course, when they have arrived at their greatest perfection, they soon begin to decline. In the same manner, having been reduced by disorder, and sunk to their utmost state of depression, unable to descend lower, they, of necessity, reascend; and thus from good they gradually decline to evil, and from evil again return to good. The reason is, that valor produces peace; peace, repose; repose, disorder; disorder, ruin; so from disorder order springs; from order virtue, and from this, glory and good fortune. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Decline quotes by Matthew Pearl
#65. When Dickens arrives in the United States in November of 1867, he's already in questionable health. So by the end of the trip, he was really in failing condition, and really, he would never recover completely after this point, and you could sort of draw a straight line to his ultimate decline and death. #Quote by Matthew Pearl
Decline quotes by Ray Bradbury
#66. More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun and you don't have to think, eh? Organize and organize and superorganize super-super sports. More cartoons in books. More pictures. The mind drinks less and less. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Decline quotes by Irving Fisher
#67. The end of the decline of the Stock Market will probably not be long, only a few more days at most. #Quote by Irving Fisher
Decline quotes by Christopher Flavin
#68. Renewable biofuels are meanwhile making inroads in the transportation fuels market and are beginning to have a measurable impact on demand for petroleum fuels, contributing to a decline in oil consumption in the United States in particular starting in 2006 ... The 93 billion liters of biofuels produced worldwide in 2009 displaced the equivalent of an estimated 68 billion liters of gasoline, equal to about 5 percent of world gasoline production. #Quote by Christopher Flavin
Decline quotes by Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
#69. The French are completely without scruples, energy or valor - the Great War castrated them and left them diminished, whiney, mistaking bickering for debate and shrillness for eloquence, they are a nation in such effete decline that Shickelgrubber, when he finally attacks them, might be dancing with the keys to Paris in his hand after a week or two of puny skirmishing. #Quote by Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
Decline quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#70. I am studying ancient civilizations, trying to find what happened to them, finding out why they went into a decline, why they died. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Decline quotes by Graham Greene
#71. In five hundred years' time, to the historian writing the Decline and Fall of the British Empire, this little episode would not exist. There will be plenty of other causes. You and me and poor Jones will not even figure in a footnote. It will be all economics, politics, battles. #Quote by Graham Greene
Decline quotes by Ben Bernanke
#72. We've never had a decline in house prices on a nationwide basis. So, what I think what is more likely is that house prices will slow, maybe stabilize, might slow consumption spending a bit. I don't think it's going to drive the economy too far from its full employment path, though. #Quote by Ben Bernanke
Decline quotes by Dimitri Verhulst
#73. The oldest regretted the decline of the custom of wearing hats, because what did today's youngsters have left to take off their heads when they bumped into the doctor on the street? #Quote by Dimitri Verhulst
Decline quotes by Oswald Mosley
#74. Fascism was an explosion against intolerable conditions, against remediable wrongs which the old world failed to remedy. It was a movement to secure national renaissance by people who felt themselves threatened with decline into decadence and death and were determined to live, and live greatly. #Quote by Oswald Mosley
Decline quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#75. A teacher who can show good, or indeed astounding results while he is teaching, is still not on that account a good teacher, for it may be that, while his pupils are under his immediate influence, he raises them to a level which is not natural to them, without developing their own capacities for work at this level, so that they immediately decline again once the teacher leaves the schoolroom. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Decline quotes by Meryle Secrest
#76. The disappearance of an audience that had supported experimentation and made such works financial, as well as critical, successes. The decline of liberal-arts teaching in schools and colleges meant that the new audience was less cultured and intellectually oriented; wedded to television and movies, it wanted to be entertained rather than challenged. #Quote by Meryle Secrest
Decline quotes by Lakshmi Mittal
#77. We have experienced highly challenging global market conditions in the past quarter with significant steel price decline in all regions. #Quote by Lakshmi Mittal
Decline quotes by Philip Jenkins
#78. Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis is commonly regarded as one of the classics of cinema, and at the time it was probably the most expensive film ever made. Only in light of recent restoration work, though, can we see how explicitly it draws on apocalyptic themes in its prophetic depiction of modern society. Partly, Metropolis reflects the ideas of Oswald Spengler, whose sensationally popular book The Decline of the West appeared in 1918. Spengler presented nightmare forecasts of the vast megalopolis, ruled by the superrich, with politics reduced to demagoguery and Caesarism, and religion marked by strange oriental cults. Lang borrowed that model but added explicit references to the Bible, and particularly Revelation. In the future world of Metropolis, the ruling classes dwell in their own Tower of Babel, while the industrial working class is literally enslaved to Moloch. #Quote by Philip Jenkins
Decline quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#79. When we ask God to leave, He does so. And in the leaving, He takes everything with Him that is of Him. Consequently, that means that we invite in everything that is not of Him. And we might be wise to consider the nature of that invitation and if we really want to extend it. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Decline quotes by John Henrik Clarke
#80. The rise of African nations concurrent with the spread of the Nation of Islam and the civil rights movement gave black America a burst of pride over and above anything they had had since the decline of the movement of Marcus Garvey. #Quote by John Henrik Clarke
Decline quotes by R.K. Lilley
#81. Tristan's decline was steady and sure after that.
Every tragedy, every harship, seemed to suck him just a little bit deaper into the grip of his own personal hell.
It felt like every slip up, every relapse, was pulling us down, until the weight of all our failures was dragging us under.
At first we were drowning together, but my will to survive was too strong to let that continue forever.
My hold on him became weaker and weaker, and eventually, every finger broken, my hands opened, and I let him go.
No one could say I didn't fight for him. No one could say I didn't lose. #Quote by R.K. Lilley
Decline quotes by George Gilder
#82. The rates of taxation climb and the levels of capital decline, until the only remaining wealth beyond the reach of the regime is the very protein of human flesh, and that too is finally taxed, bound, and gagged, and brought to the colossal temple of the state - a final sacrifice of carnal revenue to feed the declining elite. #Quote by George Gilder
Decline quotes by Three Initiates
#83. THE ALL creates in its Infinite Mind countless Universes, which exist for aeons of Time - and yet, to THE ALL, the creation, development, decline and death of a million universes is as the time of the twinkling of an eye. #Quote by Three Initiates
Decline quotes by Elena Ferrante
#84. In hyperbolic tones he listed the catastrophes that in his view were approaching: one, the decline of the revolutionary subject par excellence, the working class; two, the definitive dispersion of the political patrimony of socialists and Communists, who were already perverted by their daily quarrel over which was playing the role of capital's crutch; three, the end of every hypothesis of change, what was there was there and we would have to adapt to it. #Quote by Elena Ferrante
Decline quotes by Ron Nielsen
#85. The population explosion is the primary force behind the remaining six groups of critical global events [diminishing land resources, diminishing water resources, the destruction of the atmosphere, the approaching energy crisis, social decline, and conflicts/increasing killing power]. #Quote by Ron Nielsen
Decline quotes by Rodney Stark
#86. There was only one decline in church attendance, and that was in the late 1960s when the Vatican said it was not a sin to miss Mass. They said Catholics could act like Protestants, and so they did. #Quote by Rodney Stark
Decline quotes by Chris Tiegreen
#87. When Jesus tells us to give all we have...we don't have authority to decline. We are not our own; we have no claim on our own lives. #Quote by Chris Tiegreen
Decline quotes by Christiane Amanpour
#88. For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned? #Quote by Christiane Amanpour
Decline quotes by Walter Lippmann
#89. Where mass opinion dominates the government, there is a morbid derangement of the true functions of power. The derangement brings about the enfeeblement, verging on paralysis, of the capacity to govern. This breakdown in the constitutional order is the cause of the precipitate and catastrophic decline of Western society. It may, if it cannot be arrested and reversed, bring about the fall of the West. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Decline quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#90. The partisanship surrounding space exploration and the retrenching of U.S. space policy are part of a more general trend: the decline of science in the United States. As its interest in science wanes, the country loses ground to the rest of the industrialized world in every measure of technological proficiency. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Decline quotes by Eric Hoffer
#91. Poverty when coupled with creativeness is usually free of frustration. This is true of the poor artisan skilled in his trade and of the poor writer, artist, and scientist in the full possession of creative powers. Nothing so bolsters our self-confidence and reconciles us with ourselves as the continuous ability to create; to see things grow and develop under our hand, day in, day out. The decline of handicrafts in modern times is perhaps one of the causes for the rise of frustration and the increased susceptibility of the individual to mass movements. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Decline quotes by Molly Ivins
#92. Nothing like a few restful weeks contemplating the decline of civilization to restore the humors. What I did on my summer vacation was listen to a lot of people talk about the decline of practically everything - you could call it the leisure of the theory class. #Quote by Molly Ivins
Decline quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#93. He reflected on the decay of mankind-the decline of the human race into folly and weakness and rottenness. 'Be a good animal, true to your animal instinct' was his motto. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Decline quotes by Charlie Munger
#94. Size will hurt returns. Look at Berkshire Hathaway - the last five things Warren has done have generated returns that are splendid by historical standards, but now give him $100 billion in assets and measure outcomes across all of it, it doesn't look so good. We can only buy big positions, and the only time we can get big positions is during a horrible period of decline or stasis. That really doesn't happen very often. #Quote by Charlie Munger
Decline quotes by Paul Volcker
#95. The standard of living of the average American has to decline. #Quote by Paul Volcker
Decline quotes by James Geary
#96. In the West, people typically gesture in front of themselves when talking about the future. In one study, participants contemplating the future even tended to lean forward, while those recalling the past tended to lean backward. It seems that we're not in a position to decline our inclination to regard the future as something in front of us.

In South America, however, speakers of Aymara gesture behind themselves when talking about the future. Why? In Aymaran culture, the past is ahead because it is already known and can therefore be seen. The future, in contrast, is unknown and can't be seen; therefore, it is located behind the speaker. Aymaran and Western embodied concepts of the past and future are contradictory, yet they are based on identical bodily metaphors. #Quote by James Geary
Decline quotes by Carl Sagan
#97. Clutching our crystals and religiously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in steep decline, unable to distinguish between what's true and what feels good, we slide, almost without noticing, into superstition and darkness. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Decline quotes by Paul Rudnick
#98. Because there's a clock attached to every beautiful woman. From the second she comes into her own, she begins to decline, because she begins to age. Aging is every beautiful woman's kryptonite. And so, yes, it's ridiculous and no, you don't have much time and of course it's not fair. Those three statements are the essence of beauty. #Quote by Paul Rudnick
Decline quotes by John Higgins
#99. Snooker players go into steady decline and lose their intensity after a while. But I will have real purpose the next five years. I want to prove people wrong and win a lot more tournaments. #Quote by John Higgins
Decline quotes by Rod Dreher
#100. Though Donald Trump won the presidency in part with the strong support of Catholics and Evangelicals, the idea that someone as robustly vulgar, fiercely combative, and morally compromised as Trump will be an avatar for the restoration of Christian morality and social unity is beyond delusional. He is not a solution to the problem of America's cultural decline, but a symptom of it. The #Quote by Rod Dreher
Decline quotes by Scott L. Vanatter
#101. Our politicians, by their words and policies, either expand or contract the frontiers of freedom. We the people either monitor and encourage its progress, or witness and suffer its decline. (Scott L. Vanatter) #Quote by Scott L. Vanatter
Decline quotes by Michael Crichton
#102. It suggests to us that behavior of complex animals can change very rapidly, and not always for the better. It suggests that behavior can cease to be responsive to the environment, and lead to decline and death. It suggests that animals may stop adapting. Is this what happened to the dinosaurs? Is this the true cause of their disappearance? We may never know. But it is no accident that human beings are so interested in dinosaur extinction. The decline of the dinosaurs allowed mammals - including us - to flourish. And that leads us to wonder whether the disappearance of the dinosaurs is going to be repeated, sooner or later, by us as well. Whether at the deepest level the fault lies not in blind fate - in some fiery meteor from the skies - but in our own behavior. At the moment, we have no answer."

And then he smiled.

"But I have a few suggestions," he said. #Quote by Michael Crichton
Decline quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#103. The signs that presage growth, so similar, it seems to me, to those in early adolescence: discontent, restlessness, doubt, despair, longing, are interpreted falsely as signs of decay. In youth one does not as often misinterpret the signs; one accepts them, quite rightly, as growing pains. One takes them seriously, listens to them, follows where they lead ... But in the middle age, because of the false assumption that it is a period of decline, one interprets these life-signs, paradoxically, as signs of approaching death. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Decline quotes by Joseph Conrad
#104. Old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Decline quotes by Steve Toltz
#105. There's nothing I would do again the same, and if given the opportunity, I would decline the opportunity. #Quote by Steve Toltz
Decline quotes by Victor Davis Hanson
#106. The gradual decline of a society is often a self-induced process of trying to meet ever-expanding appetites, rather than a physical inability to produce past levels of food and fuel, or to maintain adequate defense. #Quote by Victor Davis Hanson
Decline quotes by Marilyn Ferguson
#107. Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. #Quote by Marilyn Ferguson
Decline quotes by Lisa Klein
#108. Can the flowers refuse to grow, or the birds decline to sing again just because the winter was harsh?

No--but I don't know how they do it, how they keep growing #Quote by Lisa Klein
Decline quotes by Jami Attenberg
#109. Sadly, e-mail has triggered the decline of the handwritten note; I have seen its near-disappearance in my lifetime. #Quote by Jami Attenberg
Decline quotes by Eleanor Catton
#110. In his person Gascoigne showed a curious amalgam of classes, high and low. He had cultivated his mind with the same grave discipline with which he now maintained his toilette - which is to say, according to a method that was sophisticated, but somewhat out of date.

He held the kind of passion for books and learning that only comes when one has pursued an education on one's very own - but it was a passion that, because its origins were both private and virtuous, tended towards piety and scorn. His temperament was deeply nostalgic, not for his own past, but for past ages; he was cynical of the present, fearful of the future, and profoundly regretful of the world's decay.

As a whole, he put one in mind of a well-preserved old gentleman (in fact he was only thirty-four) in a period of comfortable, but perceptible, decline - a decline of which he was well aware, and which either amused him or turned him melancholy, depending on his moods. #Quote by Eleanor Catton
Decline quotes by Martin Adams
#111. Since people can only be paid for their goods and services or extract rent from society, less income is available to service the payment of goods and services when proportionally more income is used to pay monopolized rent for land. Essentially, whenever property owners collect rent from rising land values, fewer financial resources are left over for wages and capital investments, and this dynamic can effectively put society on the fast track toward social decline and wealth inequality. #Quote by Martin Adams
Decline quotes by Wilhelm, Ostwald
#112. In specific circumstances the period of aging decline can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the organism as a whole which, in a certain general or theoretical sense, is left a cripple or invalid. #Quote by Wilhelm, Ostwald
Decline quotes by Jerzy Pilch
#113. You're the measure of my true decline. Your home isn't in the underworld, you live in the back room of the liquor store. My eternally hung-over angel, my Satan crawling like an amber worm from a bottle of Zoladkowa Gorzka. #Quote by Jerzy Pilch
Decline quotes by Ronald Reagan
#114. They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full and prosperous than ours have been; that the America of the coming years will be a place where - because of our past excesses - it will be impossible to dream and make those dreams come true. I don't believe that. And, I don't believe you do either. That is why I am seeking the presidency. I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself. Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity. I don't agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands. I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Decline quotes by Henry Hazlitt
#115. When people who earn more than the average have their 'surplus', or the greater part of it, seized from them in taxes, and when people who earn less than average have the deficiency , or the greater part of it, turned over to them in hand-outs and doles, the production of all must sharply decline; for the energetic and able who lose their incentive to produce more than the average, and the slothful and unskilled lose their incentive to improve their condition. #Quote by Henry Hazlitt
Decline quotes by Tony Judt
#116. In the first place, this is a history of Europe's reduction. The constituent states of Europe could no longer aspire, after 1945, to international or imperial status. The two exceptions to this rule - the Soviet Union and, in part, Great Britain - were both only half-European in their own eyes and in any case, by the end of the period recounted here, they too were much reduced. Most of the rest of continental Europe had been humiliated by defeat and occupation. It had not been able to liberate itself from Fascism by its own efforts; nor was it able, unassisted, to keep Communism at bay. Post-war Europe was liberated - or immured - by outsiders. Only with considerable effort and across long decades did Europeans recover control of their own destiny. Shorn of their overseas territories Europe's erstwhile sea-borne empires (Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal) were all shrunk back in the course of these years to their European nuclei, their attention re-directed to Europe itself.
Secondly, the later decades of the twentieth century saw the withering away of the 'master narratives' of European history: the great nineteenth-century theories of history, with their models of progress and change, of revolution and transformation, that had fuelled the political projects and social movements that tore Europe apart in the first half of the century. This too is a story that only makes sense on a pan-European canvas: the decline of political fervor in the West (except #Quote by Tony Judt
Decline quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#117. The prisoner who had lost faith in the future - his future - was doomed. With his loss of belief in the future, he also lost his spiritual hold; he let himself decline and became subject to mental and physical decay. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Decline quotes by Jeff Foxworthy
#118. You might be a redneck if The Salvation Army declines your mattress. #Quote by Jeff Foxworthy
Decline quotes by Gordon W. Allport
#119. The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. #Quote by Gordon W. Allport
Decline quotes by Steven Pinker
#120. As people age, they confuse changes in themselves with changes in the world, and changes in the world with moral decline - the illusion of the good old days. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Decline quotes by Sebastian Junger
#121. In many countries, antisocial behavior is known to decline during wartime. New York's suicide rate dropped by around 20 percent in the six months following the attacks, the murder rate dropped by 40 percent, and pharmacists saw no increase in the number of first-time patients filling prescriptions for antianxiety and antidepressant medication. Furthermore, veterans who were being treated for PTSD at the VA experienced a significant drop in their symptoms in the months after the September 11 attacks. One #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Decline quotes by Dick Cheney
#122. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency. #Quote by Dick Cheney
Decline quotes by Ron Tugnutt
#123. All my career I've gone to teams on the decline. I went to Quebec when they were losing the Stastny brothers. I went to Edmonton after they lost Gretzky and Messier. I went to Anaheim when it was an expansion team. I came to Montreal after they'd won the Cup and were headed down. I was beginning to think it was me. #Quote by Ron Tugnutt
Decline quotes by Milton Friedman
#124. The economic miracle that has been the United States was not produced by socialized enterprises, by government-unon-industry cartels or by centralized economic planning. It was produced by private enterprises in a profit-and-loss system. And losses were at least as important in weeding out failures, as profits in fostering successes. Let government succor failures, and we shall be headed for stagnation and decline. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Decline quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#125. Fear not the phantom of death,
My Countrymen, for his greatness
And mercy will refuse to approach
Your smallness; and dread not the
Dagger, for it will decline to be
Lodged in your shallow hearts. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Decline quotes by Lester R. Brown
#126. The choice is ours-yours and mine. We can stay with business as usual and preside over a global bubble economy that keeps expanding until it bursts, leading to economic decline. Or we can adopt Plan B and be the generation that stabilizes population, eradicates poverty, and stabilizes climate. Historians will record the choice, but it is ours to make. #Quote by Lester R. Brown
Decline quotes by Salman Rushdie
#127. Certainly, poverty and economic decline have a lot to do with the so-called rage of Islam. You've got all these young men in countries which are economically in bad shape. The idea that they might be able to make a good living and get married and have a family, a decent life, seems very remote to a lot of people in a lot of the world. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Decline quotes by Mark Powell
#128. We scientists can argue forever about important topics like slightly different flavors of vanilla ice cream. Consider the silliness of this debate: one group of scientists found a 90% decline of big fish and criticized fishery management. Some other scientists found an 80% decline and started a big argument with the 90% people. Who cares if it's 80% or 90%? The real question is whether it's OK to let fishermen take most of the big fish out of our oceans. #Quote by Mark Powell
Decline quotes by Katja Millay
#129. I decline the coffee. I don't drink it, because no matter how much sugar I put into it, it still tastes like ass-water to me. Maybe it's because my taste buds are so desensitized to sweet that anything not comprised of at least ninety percent sugar tastes wrong #Quote by Katja Millay
Decline quotes by Lev Grossman
#130. The paradox of the English country house is that its state of permanent decline, the fact that its heyday is always behind it, is part of the seduction, just as it is part of the seduction of books in general. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Decline quotes by Warren Buffett
#131. If you expect to continue to purchase stocks throughout your life, you should welcome price declines as a way to add stocks more cheaply to your portfolio. #Quote by Warren Buffett
Decline quotes by Christiane Northrup
#132. longitudinal study of people over age 75, conducted over a period of 21 years by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, looked at whether activities from playing cards to swimming to doing housework affected cognitive ability. Almost none of the physical activities had any effect on dementia rates except for one: partner dancing, which lowered the risk by 76 percent. No other activity came anywhere near being as effective at protecting people from cognitive decline!3 #Quote by Christiane Northrup
Decline quotes by William Shakespeare
#133. Every fair from fair sometime declines #Quote by William Shakespeare
Decline quotes by Randall Jarrell
#134. Most poets, most good poets even, no longer have the heart to write about what is most terrible in the world of the present: the bombs waiting beside the rockets, the hundreds of millions staring into the temporary shelter of their television sets, the decline of the West that seems less a decline than the fall preceding an explosion. #Quote by Randall Jarrell
Decline quotes by George Carlin
#135. When I was young I used to read about the decline of Western civilization, and I decided it was something I would like to make a contribution to. #Quote by George Carlin
Decline quotes by Edwin Louis Cole
#136. By use you possess gain; by disuse you decline and lose. #Quote by Edwin Louis Cole
Decline quotes by Penelope Spheeris
#137. I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once. I walked out without paying. #Quote by Penelope Spheeris
Decline quotes by Daniel Coyle
#138. It's also why we've recently seen an avalanche of new studies, books, and video games built on the myelin-centric principle that practice staves off cognitive decline. #Quote by Daniel Coyle
Decline quotes by Joseph Campbell
#139. The problem in middle life, when the body has reached its climax of power and begins to decline, is to identify yourself not with the body, which is falling away, but with the consciousness of which it is a vehicle. This is something I learned from myths. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Decline quotes by Wentworth Miller
#140. Thank you for your kind invitation. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly. #Quote by Wentworth Miller
Decline quotes by Gustave Le Bon
#141. Without consistency and without a future, it has all the transitory characteristics of crowds. Its civilisation is now without stability, and at the mercy of every chance. The populace is sovereign, and the tide of barbarism mounts. The civilisation may still seem brilliant because it possesses an outward front, the work of a long past, but it is in reality an edifice crumbling to ruin, which nothing supports, and destined to fall in at the first storm. To pass in pursuit of an ideal from the barbarous to the civilised state, and then, when this ideal has lost its virtue, to decline and die, such is the cycle of the life of a people. #Quote by Gustave Le Bon
Decline quotes by Eric Voegelin
#142. The death of the spirit is the price of progress. Nietzsche revealed this mystery of the Western apocalypse when he announced that God was dead and that He had been murdered. This Gnostic murder is constantly committed by the men who sacrificed God to civilization. The more fervently all human energies are thrown into the great enterprise of salvation through world–immanent action, the farther the human beings who engage in this enterprise move away from the life of the spirit. And since the life the spirit is the source of order in man and society, the very success of a Gnostic civilization is the cause of its decline.
A civilization can, indeed, advance and decline at the same time - but not forever. There is a limit toward which this ambiguous process moves; the limit is reached when an activist sect which represents the Gnostic truth organizes the civilization into an empire under its rule. Totalitarianism, defined as the existential rule of Gnostic activists, is the end form of progressive civilization. #Quote by Eric Voegelin
Decline quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#143. The morality that would un-self man is the morality of decline par excellence - the fact, "I am declining," transposed into the imperative, "all of you ought to decline" - and not only into the imperative... This only morality that has been taught so far, that of un-selfing, reveals a will to the end; fundamentally, it negates life. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Decline quotes by Marcel Proust
#144. the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the middle classes, that occurred in France during the Third Republic and the fin de siècle #Quote by Marcel Proust
Decline quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#145. That is why I decline to recognize the mere
multimillionaire, the man of mere wealth, as an asset of value to any country;
and especially as not an asset to my own country. If he has earned or uses his
wealth in a way that makes him a real benefit, of real use- and such is often the
case- why, then he does become an asset of real worth. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Decline quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#146. Allow a government to decline paying its debts and you overthrow all public morality-you unhinge all the principles that preserve the limits of free constitutions. Nothing can more affect national prosperity than a constant and systematic attention to extinguish the present debt and to avoid as much as possibly the incurring of any new debt. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Decline quotes by Frederick Lenz
#147. All souls do not reach enlightenment. Some souls reach a certain point and stay there. Some souls actually decline and go into different cycles. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Decline quotes by Alain De Botton
#148. For most of their relationship, Eric avoided paying his due because he knew Alice would pay when he didn't. If he paid only 10 units, she would come up with the other 30. If he didn't feel like driving over to her house then she would come to his. if he didn't wish to break a deadlock after an argument, he could count on her to play the mediator. But he miscalculated just how far he could push Alice. her share of the 40x began to slowly decline, leaven him to make up the shortfall. Only small amounts were at first involved, but they suffered remorseless inflation until the full weight of the relationship came to descend on this delicate shoulders. Alice had in a myriad of ways imply ceased to care, and Eric realized that unless he continued to pump around 30x into the situation, Alice and he would inevitably collide and break up. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Decline quotes by Quentin Crisp
#149. I started to shed the monstrous aesthetic affectation of my youth so as to make room for the monstrous philistine postures of middle age, but it was some years before I was bold enough to decline an invitation to "Hamlet" on the grounds that I knew who won. #Quote by Quentin Crisp
Decline quotes by Norm Dicks
#150. The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline. #Quote by Norm Dicks
Decline quotes by Frances O'Grady
#151. In the U.S. the powerful critics of austerity such as Paul Krugman and Robert Reich rightly identify the decline of 'labor' as a problem, and renewing trade unionism part of the solution. Our opportunity is to make the same case in the UK. #Quote by Frances O'Grady
Decline quotes by Dick Schaap
#152. All of journalism is a shrinking art. So much of it is hype. The O.J. Simpson story is a landmark in the decline of journalism. #Quote by Dick Schaap
Decline quotes by Seth
#153. You look at most artists, the arc of their career, there's a definite decline at the end. And that decline could set in at any time. In your 50s, or your 60s and 70s if you're lucky. Time goes by fast, and you've got to be busy all the time. #Quote by Seth
Decline quotes by John Mackey
#154. We wanted to preserve as many jobs as possible, so when our sales continued to decline in August 2008, we did about a 5 percent reduction of our global staff. But in order not to cut any more jobs, we froze everybody's pay and put a hiring freeze on. #Quote by John Mackey
Decline quotes by Peter Manseau
#155. The always popular notion that the United States is in "moral decline" (a phrase favored in the pulpits and the press of both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries) rests on the assumption that Americans used to be far more religious and should strive to return to their former fidelity. #Quote by Peter Manseau
Decline quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#156. Lord, lead me not into temptation, and when there leave me not there; for unless thou hold me fast I feel I must, I shall decline, and prove an apostate after all. There is enough tinder in the hearts of the best men in the world to light a fire that shall burn to the lowest hell, unless God should quench the sparks as they fall. There is enough corruption, depravity, and wickedness in the heart of the most holy man that is now alive to damn his soul to all eternity, if free and sovereign grace does not prevent. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Decline quotes by David Silverstein
#157. Elite Performance Know your brain. Elite athletes know their bodies and train their bodies; elite mental athletes must know their brains and train their brains. Elite athletes commit serious time to intentional improvement programs, not just haphazard training. They work with a coach, do diagnosis, learn which muscles to work on and how much. Following the suggestions in the book will help you improve your mental fitness. Train your brain. It's important to train your brain: It will help you personally, not only in your career but also in your later years, by reducing your risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. It will also help your #Quote by David Silverstein
Decline quotes by Brian  Doyle
#158. You cannot edit your life, and even if I was today offered the chance to never meet her, and so not leave the city I loved, I would decline, for life is a verb, life swerves and lurches no matter how cautious and careful your driving, and I would not be who I am, surrounded by those I love most in this world, had I not left Chicago when I did. #Quote by Brian Doyle
Decline quotes by Roger Babson
#159. Every great panic we have ever had has been foreshadowed by a general decline in observance of religious principles. #Quote by Roger Babson
Decline quotes by Deyth Banger
#160. Okay.. I can't decline that I loved 1 season of the series Daredevil and 2 I hate it. #Quote by Deyth Banger
Decline quotes by Noam Chomsky
#161. American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Decline quotes by Dennis Ritchie
#162. The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central. #Quote by Dennis Ritchie
Decline quotes by Theodor Adorno
#163. What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. #Quote by Theodor Adorno
Decline quotes by Howard Schultz
#164. Customers don't always know what they want. The decline in coffee-drinking was due to the fact that most of the coffee people bought was stale and they weren't enjoying it. Once they tasted ours and experienced what we call "the third place" ... a gathering place between home and work where they were treated with respect.. they found we were filling a need they didn't know they had. #Quote by Howard Schultz
Decline quotes by Joseph B. Wirthlin
#165. We have no middle ground, no foggy gray area where we can sin a little without suffering spiritual decline. That is why we must repent and come to Christ daily on submissive knees so that we can prevent our bonfires of testimony from being snuffed out by sin. #Quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin
Decline quotes by Ken Jennings
#166. The decline of geography in academia is easy to understand: we live in an age of ever-increasing specialization, and geography is a generalist's discipline. Imagine the poor geographer trying to explain to someone at a campus cocktail party (or even to an unsympathetic adminitrator) exactly what it is he or she studies.
"Geography is Greek for 'writing about the earth.' We study the Earth."
"Right, like geologists."
"Well, yes, but we're interested in the whole world, not just the rocky bits. Geographers also study oceans, lakes, the water cycle..."
"So, it's like oceanography or hydrology."
"And the atmosphere."
"Meteorology, climatology..."
"It's broader than just physical geography. We're also interested in how humans relate to their planet."
"How is that different from ecology or environmental science?"
"Well, it encompasses them. Aspects of them. But we also study the social and economic and cultural and geopolitical sides of--"
"Sociology, economics, cultural studies, poli sci."
"Some geographers specialize in different world regions."
"Ah, right, we have Asian and African and Latin American studies programs here. But I didn't know they were part of the geography department."
"They're not."
(Long pause.)
"So, uh, what is it that do study then? #Quote by Ken Jennings
Decline quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#167. Where there is no rest there is energy.
Where there is no disruption there is normality.
Where there is no profit there is bankruptcy.
Where there is no gain there is insolvency.
Where there is no injury there is safety.
Where there is no team there is individuality.
Where there is no hindrance there is opportunity.
Where there is no injury there is safety.
Where there is no sense there is inefficiency.
Where there is no failiure there is competency.
Where there is no decline there is industry.
Where there is no strength there is infirmity.
Where there is no idleness there is activity.
Where there is no weakness there is intensity.
Where there is no failiure there is industry.
Where there is no leadership there is anarchy.
Where there is no repetition there is originality.
Where there is no increase there is deficiency.
Where there is no ignorance there is capacity.
Where there is no impotence there is ability.
Where there is no falseness there is authenticity.
Where there is no excellence there is mediocrity.
Where there is no mistake there is quality.
Where there is no amatuer there is ingenuity.
Where there is no error there is mastery.
Where there is no defect there is virtuosity. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Decline quotes by John Ralston Saul
#168. The undoubted sign of a society well under control or in decline is that language has ceased to be a means of communication and has become instead a shield for those who master it. #Quote by John Ralston Saul
Decline quotes by Agnes Repplier
#169. Why do so many ingenious theorists give fresh reasons every year for the decline of letter writing, and why do they assume, in derision of suffering humanity, that it has declined? They lament the lack of leisure, the lack of sentiment ... They talk of telegrams, and telephones, and postal cards, as if any discovery of science, any device of civilization, could eradicate from the human heart that passion for self-expression which is the impelling force of letters. #Quote by Agnes Repplier
Decline quotes by Steven Magee
#170. Head injuries are a significant risk to accelerated cognitive decline. #Quote by Steven Magee
Decline quotes by Martin Jay
#171. To the horror of those who can genuinely claim to have suffered from its effects, alienation has proved a highly profitable commodity in the cultural marketplace. Modernist art with its dissonances and torments, to take one example, has become the staple diet of an increasingly voracious army of culture consumers who know good investments when they see them. The avant-garde, if indeed the term can still be used, has become an honored ornament of our cultural life, less to be feared than feted. The philosophy of existentialism, to cite another case, which scarcely a generation ago seemed like a breath of fresh air, has now degenerated into a set of easily manipulated clichés and sadly hollow gestures. This decline occurred, it should be noted, not because analytic philosophers exposed the meaninglessness of its categories, but rather as a result of our culture's uncanny ability to absorb and defuse even its most uncompromising opponents. #Quote by Martin Jay
Decline quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
#172. Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go,
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,
There are none to decline your nectar'd wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall. #Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Decline quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#173. My theories explain, but cannot slow the decline of a great civilization. I set out to be a reformer, but only became the historian of decline. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Decline quotes by Hendrith Vanlon Smith  Jr
#174. The Profit function: Individual profits cause collective growth and prosperity. It is necessary for individual people and businesses to profit in a Permaculture Economy where justice is maintained and fairly applied. Profits are earned when efficiency is mastered. With profits, individuals invest in (a) new and innovative means of production which will allow more profits, or (b) buying products and services from other individuals who are also seeking profit by providing value.

Profits also incentivize individuals to be productive participants in society to begin with. If there will be no profit in an activity, business or industry, then individuals will decline participation in that activity, business or industry. Since profits are only possible when buyers are satisfied with the productivity of sellers, then it is also true that an individuals willingness to participate in an activity, business or industry is preceded by the buyers satisfaction which allows the seller to profit. But when buyers are dissatisfied and decline participation, it forces sellers to decline participation. Inversely, if profits are eradicated through the force of price-controls by the government, then sellers will decline participation which then causes buyers to decline participation. And when both sellers and buyers decline participation, then whole industries and economies collapse. #Quote by Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
Decline quotes by Anita Brookner
#175. You are wrong if you think you cannot live without love. I cannot live without it. I do not mean that I go into a decline, develop odd symptoms, became a caricature. I mean that I cannot live well without it. I cannot think or act or speak or write or even dream with any kind of energy in the absence of love. I feel excluded from the living world. I become cold, fish-like, immobile. I implode. #Quote by Anita Brookner
Decline quotes by Jacob Lund Fisker
#176. The Dark Ages gradually ended six centuries ago with the Renaissance, which seeded new ideas for a different world. The Renaissance ideal dominated our culture until three centuries ago, from the 14th to the 18th century, when it was superseded by modernism. Not surprisingly, this human ideal has almost been forgotten in our culture. The Renaissance, literally "re-birth", was a revival and rediscovery of classical Greek and Roman culture following the decline of culture, trade, and technology during the Dark Ages. #Quote by Jacob Lund Fisker
Decline quotes by Nick Murray
#177. Declines are temporary, gains are permanent. #Quote by Nick Murray
Decline quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#178. Freedom is indivisible. As soon as one starts to restrict it, one enters upon a decline on which it is difficult to stop. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Decline quotes by Shashi Tharoor
#179. The steep decline in America's image and standing after 9/11 is a direct reflection of global distaste for the instruments of American hard power: the Iraq invasion, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, torture, rendition, Blackwater's killings of Iraqi civilians. #Quote by Shashi Tharoor
Decline quotes by Michael Emerson
#180. It was an all-white church. It was starting to decline. They had to hire a new pastor, and they hired him. But he came under the condition that "I want and I'm called to make this a multiethnic church." So they knew. He's interesting because he's part-Asian, part-white. He's married to a Hispanic woman, so that's their family and that's their vision. #Quote by Michael Emerson
Decline quotes by Charles Horton Cooley
#181. The chief misery of the decline of the faculties, and a main cause of the irritability that often goes with it, is evidently the isolation, the lack of customary appreciation and influence, which only the rarest tact and thoughtfulness on the part of others can alleviate. #Quote by Charles Horton Cooley
Decline quotes by Francois Hollande
#182. France is no longer herself when she is folded in on herself, tormented by ignorance and intolerance. The country would plunge into decline if it refused to be itself, if it was afraid of the future, afraid of the world. #Quote by Francois Hollande
Decline quotes by Julian T. Jackson
#183. Vichy emerged not only from what divided the French but also what united them: pacifism, fear of population decline, loss of confidence in national identity, anti-Semitism, discontent with existing political institutions, ambivalence about modernity. The existence of this common #Quote by Julian T. Jackson
Decline quotes by Jane Jacobs
#184. Nations are political and military entities, and so are blocs of nations. But it doesn't necessarily follow from this that they are also the basic, salient entities of economic life or that they are particularly useful for probing the mysteries of economic structure, the reasons for rise and decline of wealth. Indeed, the failure of national governments and blocs of nations to force economic life to do their bidding suggests some sort of essential irrelevance. #Quote by Jane Jacobs
Decline quotes by Dick Schaap
#185. It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero. #Quote by Dick Schaap
Decline quotes by Martin Parr
#186. Photographers never want to talk about the fact that they may well be in decline. It's the greatest taboo subject of all. #Quote by Martin Parr
Decline quotes by Rowan Atkinson
#187. Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You've got to be careful. #Quote by Rowan Atkinson
Decline quotes by Alastair Campbell
#188. There are many reasons for the decline in royal esteem. One is that so many of the royals are thick. #Quote by Alastair Campbell
Decline quotes by H.L. Mencken
#189. In the superman Nietzsche gave the world a conceivable and possible goal for all human effort. But there still remained a problem and it was this: When the superman at last appears on earth, what then? Will there be another super-superman to follow and another super-super-superman after that? In the end, will man become the equal of the creator of the universe, whoever or whatever He may be? Or will a period of decline come after, with return down the long line, through the superman down to man again, and then on to the anthropoid ape, to the lower mammals, to the asexual cell, and, finally, to mere inert matter, gas, ether, and empty space? #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Decline quotes by Edouard Leve
#190. The homeless embodied the final stage in a decline your life could have tended toward. You did not take them for victims, but for authors of their own lives. #Quote by Edouard Leve
Decline quotes by Lawrence Wright
#191. After the war Cairo became a sanctuary for Nazis, who advised the military and the government. The rise of the Islamist movement coincided with the decline of fascism, but they overlapped in Egypt, and the germ passed into a new carrier. #Quote by Lawrence Wright
Decline quotes by Christopher Buckley
#192. You could drink hard liquor in the middle of a school day without people assuming you were an alcoholic underachiever. Strange how in America in the 1950s, at the height of its industrial and imperial power, men drank double-martinis for lunch. Now, in its decline, they drank fizzy water. Somewhere something had gone terribly wrong. #Quote by Christopher Buckley
Decline quotes by Kip S. Thorne
#193. How could human civilization decline so far, yet seem so normal in many respects? And is it scientifically possible that a blight could wipe out all edible #Quote by Kip S. Thorne
Decline quotes by Michael D. O'Brien
#194. You are a fertile God. Many seeds are dropped into the soil. Many do not sprout. Yet beneath the appearance of waste nothing is wasted, nothing lost. Giant trees crash to the forest floor, decompose, and become the soil out of which the saplings arise. Similarly, in human affairs, movements are created, rise, do Your work in the world, decline, go back into the soil, and provide the rich humus out of which new life springs. Generations come and go. Sun and rain, winter and summer, seed time and harvest. Always Your Word remains constant. Your people are called over and over, generation after generation, back into this constancy, back to this mysterious fluid stability - the only security worth having. Can You not waste a little more time on us? #Quote by Michael D. O'Brien
Decline quotes by Roman Payne
#195. Life is Not a perpetual climb towards Greatness.
For our family, ourselves, and friends,
It is but sad Decay, so,
Let every girl die after her Hebé (Ἥβη).
And every man after his Aristeia(ἀριστεία). #Quote by Roman Payne
Decline quotes by H.L. Mencken
#196. Who will argue that 98.6 Farenheit is the right temperature for man? As for me, I decline to do it. It may be that we are all actually freezing hence the pervading stupidity of mankind. At 110 or 115 degrees even archbishops might be intelligent. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Decline quotes by Matthew Simmons
#197. We need to find three Saudi Arabias just to offset [the] decline. #Quote by Matthew Simmons
Decline quotes by Aaron Ciechanover
#198. We are a country that lacks riches. The Jewish brain, that's what we have. Everything that we've had and will have in this country is the direct and clear product of higher education. If we harm this system, we will drastically decline and cease to exist. #Quote by Aaron Ciechanover
Decline quotes by Ray Dalio
#199. If inflation-adjusted interest rates decline in a given country, its currency is likely to decline. #Quote by Ray Dalio
Decline quotes by Theodore Dalrymple
#200. I have the not altogether unsatisfying impression that civilisation is collapsing around me.
Is it my age, I wonder, or the age we live in? I am not sure. Civilisations do collapse, after all, but on the other hand people grow old with rather greater frequency. #Quote by Theodore Dalrymple

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