Quotes of Decline

“ Let the world slide. - The Taming of the Shrew. Induc. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ All honor to him who shall win the prize. The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears. ”

- Joaquin Miller

“ If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays. ”

- Ezra

“ Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. ”

- Lloyd Jones

“ Beauty fades; dumb is forever. ”

- Judge Judy

“ America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ It's better to burn out, then to fade away. ”

- Kurt Cobain

“ The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. ”

- Wayne Dyer

“ One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again. ”

- Judith Viorst

“ Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. ”

- Ezra

“ When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into — matrimony. ”

- George Farquhar

“ The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ On the 27th we came to the Cascade Rapids. The first or Little Cascade has about two feet fall, the second or Grand Cascade, a mile farther, is about a six foot sheer drop. ”

- Ernest Thompson Seton

“ The bigger they are, the further they have to fall. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again? ”

- Unknown

“ He who, having lost one ideal, refuses to give his heart and soul to another and nobler, is like a man who declines to build a house on rock because the wind and rain ruined his house on the sand. ”

- Constance Naden

“ Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ It's better to burn out than to fade away. ”

- Neil Young

“ Sometimes what you want to do has to fail so you won't. ”

- Margueritte Harmon Bro

“ When there is no feeling of accomplishment, children fail to develop properly and old people rapidly decline. ”

- Joseph Whitney

“ I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. ”

- Helen Keller

“ Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was, ut more to immediate 'effectiveness', is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace. ”

- Paul Virilio

“ Come to the edge/ No, we will fall/ Come to the edge/ No, we will fall/ They came./ He pushed them. And they flew. ”

- Guillaume Apollinaire

“ If this fail, The pillar'd firmament is rottenness, And earth's base built on stubble. ”

- John Milton

“ Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age — as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. ”

- Phyllis Diller

“ Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ”

- Robert F. Kennedy

“ The Oakland clubhouse is a wonderful place. A lot of these guys feel like rejects. They were rejects and they feel - they can tell you how baseball screwed up. ”

- Michael Lewis

“ Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with. ”

- Roseanne Barr
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