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    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.

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    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.

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    Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.

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    Only our love hath no decay; this, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday, running it never runs from us away, but truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.

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    One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church.

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

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    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.

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    People in a hurry cannot think, cannot grow, nor can they decay. They are preserved in a state of perpetual puerility.

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

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

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    Pessimism negates the existing world. Yet its negating is ambiguous. It can simply will decay and nothingness, but it can also renounce what exists and thus open a path for a new formation of the world.

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    Progress, this great heresy of decay.

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    Photography is motionless and frozen, it has the cryogenic power to preserve objects through time without decay.

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    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.

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    Royalty is the gold filling in a mouthful of decay

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    She seemed to belong to that pagan, primitive kingdom of birds and forests where everything was infinitely abundant, wild, blooming, and royal in its perpetual decay, death, and rebirth; illicit and clashing with the human world.

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    Setting is preliminary to brighter rising; decay is a process of advancement; death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life.

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    Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay.

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    Sometimes death is proof of life. Sometimes decay points out a certain verve.

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    Soap, a cleaning product, can be made from decay.

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    Sole and self-commanded works, Fears not undermining days, Grows by decays, And, by the famous might that lurks In reaction and recoil, Makes flames to freeze, and ice to boil.

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    Sound: always in a state of emergence or decay

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    States, like men, have their growth, their manhood, their decrepitude, their decay.

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    Spiritual life begins to decay when we fail to sense the grandeur of what is eternal in time.

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    So peaceful shalt thou end thy blissful days, And steal thyself from life by slow decays.

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    Statesmen and beauties are very rarely sensible of the gradations of their decay.

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    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.

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    That's the van? It looks like a rotting banana." This was undeniable - Eric had painted the van a neon shade of yellow, and it was blotched with dings and rust like splotches of decay.

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    Surely revival delays because prayer decays.

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    The beginning is always so fine!! But decay soon follows. A degeneration into the tired old situation. The rot sets in. This way, there is only the beauty of the start!

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    The avarice of the miser may be termed the grand sepulchral of all his other passions, as they successively decay.

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    That is why we dread children, even if we love them. They show us the state of our decay.

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    The degradation of the sense of symbol in modern society is one of its many signs of spiritual decay.

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    The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay.

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    The constant abrasion and decay of our lives makes the soil of our future growth.

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    The downfall of civilized states tends to come not from the direct assaults of foes, but from internal decay combined with the consequences of exhaustion in war.

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    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.

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    The excrement bubbles, the century slime decays, and the brainwashing government lackeys would have us say it's under control.

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    The essence of decay is inactivity.

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    The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.

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    The human body is constantly undergoing a process of decay and of reconstruction. First builded into the astral form in the womb of the mother, it is built up continually by the insetting of fresh materials. With every moment tiny molecules are passing away from it; with every moment tiny molecules are streaming into it.

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    The first theft marked Buck as fit to survive in the hostile Northland environment. It marked his adaptability, his capacity to adjust himself to changing conditions, the lack of which would have meant swift and terrible death. It marked, further, the decay or going to pieces of his moral nature, a vain thing and a handicap in the ruthless struggle for existence.

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    The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay.

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    The natural world operates by its own set of rules. The animal world, all the places that are feral and ungovernable, that's where I find a lot of inspiration. There is just as much beauty there, but there is also decay and violence.

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    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.

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    The only jewel which will not decay is knowledge.

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

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    Then with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way.

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    The process of transformation consists mostly of decay.

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    The porcelain rose is not as pretty as the one that decays.