Quotes of Diminished

“ The budget should be balanced. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered, and assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ The faster you go, the shorter you are. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ My passion for opera-the eternal truth of drama through music-has grown, while my interest in performance has diminished. Which is perhaps as good a reason as any other to go quietly. ”

- Lord Harewood

“ A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ Possessions are usually diminished by possession. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ As a torch is not diminished though it kindles a million candles, so will he not lose when he gives to a good cause. ”

- Midrash

“ A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Our heritage and ideals, our codes and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. ”

- Walt Disney

“ The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ An honor is not diminished for being shared. ”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

“ You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains. ”

- Jalaluddin Rumi

“ Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure. ”

- Roland Barthes

“ For most of us, joy in life is at times diminished by too much worry, by periods of depression, or by other disturbing moods. The demands of modern life keep up a pressure which constantly threatens our psychological well-being. Keeping psychologically fit will help you to withstand these demands and will give you the flexibility and stamina to make the most of yourself. ”

- Gillian Butler and Tony Hope

“ We stand today poised on a pinnacle of wealth and power, yet we live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness, of shrinking open space and of an overall environment that is diminished daily by pollution and noise and blight. This, in brief, is the quiet conservation crisis. ”

- Stewart L. Udall

“ If anything, as a general rule, the cheaper the movie the more creative the experience, generally speaking. It's not to denigrate expensive movies. I don't want to seem biting the hands that feed me, but with big movies, especially with a lot of effects, the role of the actor is somewhat diminished. ”

- Alfred Molina

“ The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. ”

- James Irwin

“ Responsiblity is a unique concept. It can only reside and inhere in a single individual. You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you. You may disclaim it, but you cannot divest yourself of it. ”

- George Hyman Rickover

“ Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ Obscurantism is the academic theorist's revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity — a way of proclaiming one's superiority in the face of one's diminished influence. ”

- David Lehman
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