Quotes of Decrease

“ The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fears subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from. ”

- Joanna Baillie

“ Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. ”

- Lucretius

“ Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ”

- Buddha

“ Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ”

- Anais Nin

“ It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Kurt Cobain

“ Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. ”

- Wayne Dyer

“ The vast majority of homeowners have a sizable equity cushion with which to absorb a potential decline in house prices. ”

- Alan Greenspan

“ Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist — it reduces him to his fighting weight. ”

- Josh Billings

“ One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. ”

- Howard Zinn

“ When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favor of the belief which he finds in himself. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines. ”

- Plato

“ Kindle the taper like the steadfast star Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth, And add each night a lustre till afar An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth. ”

- Emma Lazarus

“ We think there is a parallel between federal involvement in education and the decline in profit over recent years. ”

- Ronald Reagan

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

- Ezra

“ These are the times that try men's souls. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ Deficit reduction is not an end in itself. It is the means to an end,... Canadians must now decide what kind of country they want to build with the hard-won dividend. ”

- Jean Chretien

“ If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner. ”

- H.S. Leigh

“ There is one inevitable criterion of judgment touching religious faith… Can you reduce it to practice? If not, have none of it. ”

- Hosea Ballou

“ If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ All wars are boyish, and are fought by boys,The champions and enthusiasts of the state:Turbid ardors and vain joys Not barrenly abate — Stimulants to the power mature,Preparatives of fate. ”

- Herman Melville

“ It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. ”

- Bruce Lee

“ In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind. ”

- Bible

“ Memory moderates prosperity, decreases adversity, controls youth and delights old age. ”

- Lactantius Firmianus

“ Thinking in words slows you down and actually decreases comprehension in much the same way as walking a tightrope too slowly makes one lose one's balance. ”

- Lenore Fleischer

“ Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut. ”

- Larry Elder

“ Ay, gentle Thurio, for you know that love Wilt creep in service where it cannot go. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations. ”

- Padraic Pearse
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