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Decay Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Decay

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"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect,
but of all human contemplations,
the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

 

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A young man who does not have what
it takes to perform military service
is not likely to have what
it takes to make a living.
Today's military rejects include
tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.
- John F. Kennedy

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Nature and human life are as various
as our several constitutions.
Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
- Henry David Thoreau

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Human salvation lies in the hands
of the creatively maladjusted.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
- John Galsworthy

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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