Quotes of Decreasing

“ Worry is discounting possible future sorrows so that the individual may have present misery. ”

- William George Jordan

“ Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it. ”

- Midrash

“ Symmetry is a complexity-reducing concept ; seek it everywhere. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Social values in general are incrementally variable: neither safety, diversity, rational articulation, nor morality is categorically a "good thing" to have more of, without limits. All are subject to diminishing returns, and ultimately negative returns. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace. ”

- Richard Cobden

“ An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. I suppose it is a philanthropic movement to try to reverse the process. ”

- Clara Barton

“ Whosoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ The quicker we get about the business of reducing our reliance on oil the better. ”

- Condoleezza Rice

“ No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased. ”

- Felix Adler

“ God is the creditor of that punishment which is due upon Sin; and He has the right of abating, as well as the right of exacting. ”

- Benjamin Whichcote

“ I, who said forty years ago that we should have had Socialism already but for the Socialists, am quite willing to drop the name if dropping it will help me to get the thing. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. ”

- Rumi

“ At the same time, freedom of trade regardless of political control is diminishing the comparative value of extension of territory. ”

- Elihu Root

“ Other people build sketches after taking too many sleeping pills, but I never preferred that method, since I would keep dropping my pencil. ”

- Graham Chapman

“ Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that. ”

- Barbara Bush

“ Puns are the droppings of soaring wits. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket. ”

- George McGovern

“ And I don't like books which are full of name dropping. ”

- Daphne du Maurier

“ The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. ”

- Marya Mannes

“ It's just a matter of time before we go into Iraq and get Saddam Hussein. I think just before Bush falls below 50 percent, that's when we'll be going. ”

- Jay Leno

“ Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ Learning is the best of all wealth; it is easy to carry, thieves cannot steal it, the tyrants cannot seize it; neither water nor fire can destroy it; and far from decreasing, it increases by giving. ”

- Naladiyar

“ Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. ”

- Will Durant

“ It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone. ”

- Lucretius

“ Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass-you don't see it, but somehow it does something. ”

- Hans Magnus Enzensberger

“ Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. ”

- Plutarch

“ Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Morality, like other inputs into the social process, follows the law of diminishing returns - meaning ultimately, negative returns. People can be too moral. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ Unbounded morality ultimately becomes counterproductive even in terms of the same moral principles being sought. The law of diminishing returns applies to morality. ”

- Thomas Sowell
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