Best 266 of Decay quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Garrett Hardin

Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?

By Anonym 19 Sep

A. R. Labaere

They ate my humanity but no humanity in beginning humans Earth dust atoms Clever microorganisms defy gods But defy nothing Phantom of truth Beneath reality's facade

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hector Hugh Munro

There was something alike terrifying and piteous in the spectacle of these frail old morsels of humanity consecrating their last flickering energies to the task of making each other wretched. Hatred seemed to be the one faculty which had survived in undiminished vigor where all else was dropping into ordered and symmetrical decay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sallust

Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oliver Demille

Prosperity and abundance in a society depend on a certain type of person: the producer. Societies with few producers stagnate and decay, while nations with a large number of producers vibrantly grow-in wealth, freedom, power, influence and the pursuit of happiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

absence ... smothers into decay a rootless fancy but often nourishes the least seed of a true affection into full-flowering love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hannah More

Outward attacks and troubles rather fix than unsettle the Christian, as tempests from without only serve to root the oak faster; while an inward canker will gradually rot and decay it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Newt Gingrich

If under the pressure of Washington Donald Trump starts dissembling and saying things that aren't true, he'll decay as much as Obama did well on that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alfred North Whitehead

Systems, scientific or philosophic, come and go. Each method of limited understanding is at length exhausted. In its prime each system is a triumphant success: in its decay it is an obstructive nuisance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Karl Marx

There is one great fact, characteristic of this our nineteenth century, a fact which no party dares deny. On the one hand, there have started into life industrial and scientific forces which no epoch of former human history had ever suspected. On the other hand, there exist symptoms of decay, far surpassing the horrors recorded of the latter times of the Roman empire. In our days everything seems pregnant with its contrary.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John C. Calhoun

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Innokenty Annensky

The game may have ended and the tomb have glided away, But the impressions on the heart are growing brighter; Oh, how I understood you: both the warmth's insinuation and The splendor of flowerbeds where decay is showing through... ("August")

By Anonym 13 Sep

Amos Bronson Alcott

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brian Awehali

Rust may never sleep, but then, neither does moss.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Allen White

Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. But the old orders should not be moved easily - certainly not at the mere whim or behest of youth. There must be clash and if youth hasn't enough force or fervor to produce the clash the world grows stale and stagnant and sour in decay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Allan Poe

And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonard Ravenhill

Surely revival delays because prayer decays.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

Material wealth do not last forever, but that which probably lasts forever is the wealth of intelligence and creativity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

N. T. Wright

The word "salvation" denotes rescue. Rescue? What from? Well, of course, ultimately death. And since it is sin that colludes with the forces of evil and decay, sin leads to death. So we are rescued from sin and death.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robinson Jeffers

There is no reason for amazement: surely one always knew that cultures decay, and life's end is death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Dryden

Pity only on fresh objects stays, but with the tedious sight of woes decays.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Charles Dickens

THE IVY GREEN Oh, a dainty plant is the Ivy green, That creepeth o’er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals, I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim; And the mouldering dust that years have made, Is a merry meal for him.        Creeping where no life is seen,        A rare old plant is the Ivy green.   Fast he stealeth on, though he wears no wings, And a staunch old heart has he. How closely he twineth, how tight he clings To his friend the huge Oak Tree! And slily he traileth along the ground, And his leaves he gently waves, As he joyously hugs and crawleth round The rich mould of dead men’s graves.       Creeping where grim death has been,      A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Whole ages have fled and their works decayed, And nations have scattered been; But the stout old Ivy shall never fade, From its hale and hearty green. The brave old plant in its lonely days, Shall fatten upon the past; For the stateliest building man can raise, Is the Ivy’s food at last. Creeping on where time has been,        A rare old plant is the Ivy green.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Contentment is not happiness. Contentment is stagnation and decay, whereas happiness is life and growth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rabindranath Tagore

God is neither manifest nor hidden; He is neither revealed nor unrevealed; there are no words to tell that which He is. He is without form, without quality, without decay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Johnson

But grant, the virtues of a temp'rate prime Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime; An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest Innocence away

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. D. Laing

What is to be done? We who are still half alive, living in the often fibrillating heartland of a senescent capitalism -- can we do more than reflect the decay around and within us? Can we do more than sing our sad and bitter songs of disillusion and defeat?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Reinhold Niebuhr

One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel Johnson

The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mason Cooley

As a youth, I sought out decadence; as an elder, I try to avoid decay.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Fritz Leiber

Franz said 'Your picture, Viki, suggests that sense of breaking-up we feel in the modern world. Families, nations, classes, other loyalty groups falling apart. Things changing before you get to know them. Death on the installment plan – or decay by jumps. Instantaneous birth. Something out of nothing. Reality replacing science fiction so fast that you can't tell which is which. Constant sense of deja-vu - 'I was here before, but when, how?' Even the possibility that there's no real continuity between events, just inexplicable gaps. And of course every gap – every crack – means a new perching place for horror.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kaoru Kurimoto

An oppressive odor of decay now mingled with the stench of mold and seemed to clutch at the very breath in their lungs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jon Brion

Things begin, things decay, and you've got to find a way to be okay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Whitefield

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Sandburg

Whenever a people or an institution forget its hard beginnings, it is beginning to decay.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Simon Schama

The older I get, the more I want to do. It beats death, decay or golf in unfortunate trousers. Peace and quiet depress me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gautama Buddha

All composite things decay. Strive diligently.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Wortley Montagu

The familiarities of the gaming-table contribute very much to the decay of politeness ... The pouts and quarrels that naturally arise from disputes must put an end to all complaisance, or even good will towards one another.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nupur Walia

Nothing stays forever, nobody does rather. All the things, people will leave you one fine day and you’ll be a wanderer in solitude again. You’ll moan again silently through the process of decaying. All your richness or poorness was never really of worth. When you were born, you were dead, respiring to cease. You’re a trader, exchanging everything!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Nash

All good things vanish in less than a day, Peace, plenty, pleasure, suddenly decay Go not yet away, bright soul of the sad year, The earth is hell when you leav'st to appear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Daly

You guard against decay, in general, and stagnation, by moving, by continuing to move.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Macdonald

And so all growth that is not towards God Is growing to decay.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hector Hugh Munro

People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Orwell

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sallust

Harmony makes small things grow. Lack of it makes big things decay.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Laozi

Things exalted then decay. This is going against the Way. What goes against the Way meets an early end.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christophe Galfard

Everyone should be very grateful radioactivity exists at all. It can kill you, yes, but without it you wouldn't have been born in the first place. On Earth, deep under your feet, our planet happens to contain many atoms that do decay, all the time. Less so now than in the past, but still, Earth's mantle is radioactive. When atoms decay there, the particles they emit bump into their neighbours and generate heat, the very heat that contributes to keeping our planet warm. Without radioactivity, there would be no seismic or volcanic activity. The surface of the Earth would have been dead cold billions of yeras ago. Life as we know it would probably not exist at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Weaver

Now, with the general decay of religious faith , it is the scientists who must speak ex cathedra, whether they wish to or not.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christophe Galfard

The air around you is filled with floating atoms, sliding down the Earth's spacetime curve. Atoms first assembled in the cores of long-dead stars. Atoms within you, everywhere, disintegrating in radioactive decays. Beneath your feet, the floor - whose electrons refuse to let yours pass, thus making you able to stand and walk and run. Earth, your planet, a lump of matter made out of the three quantum fields known to mankind, held together by gravity, the so-called fourth force (even though it isn't a force), floating within and through spacetime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Plato

One trait in the philosopher's character we can assume is his love of the knowledge that reveals eternal reality, the realm unaffected by change and decay.