Quotes of Declining

“ And so never ending, But always descending. ”

- Robert Southey

“ You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake… This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ There is no point in talking about improvement because there has been no worsening. ”

- Silvio Berlusconi

“ There is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later. ”

- Douglas Adams

“ We do not make beams from the hollow, decaying trunk of the fallen oak. We use the up soaring tree in the full vigor of its sap. ”

- Sylvia Pankhurst

“ Love is enough: though the world be a-waning, / And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining. ”

- William Morris

“ Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying. ”

- Nikki Giovanni

“ As the world is wearie of me so am I of it. ”

- John Knox

“ Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. ”

- Elie Wiesel

“ How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ”

- Satchel Paige

“ Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column. ”

- Dave Barry

“ I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Avarice is the vice of declining years. ”

- George Bancroft

“ He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. ”

- Mark Twain

“ There seems to be something in the human soul that causes us to think less of ourselves every time we do something wrong… And maybe it is good for us to feel that way. It may make us more sensitive to what we do wrong and move us to repent and grow… ”

- Harold S. Kushner

“ Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah! ”

- Sean O’Casey

“ A moral is attached to autumnal scenes: leaves falling like our years, flowers fading like our hours, clouds fleeting like our illusions, light diminishing like our intelligence, and the sun growing colder like our affections. ”

- Chateaubriand

“ There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this. ”

- Miyamoto Musashi

“ Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity? ”

- William Shakespeare
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