Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
Suffering of sentient beings is like decay; it fertilizes the growth of their souls.
Worlds on worlds are rolling ever From creation to decay, Like the bubbles on a river Sparkling, bursting, borne away.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
Where there is no strife there is decay: 'The mixture which is not shaken decomposes.'
When one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.
There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought, even in the most trifling mind.
Death, is not an end, but a transition crisis. All the forms of decay are but masks of regeneration--the secret alembics of vitality.
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.
All things are subject to decay and change.
When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.
I just have to think of Philadelphia now, and I get ideas, I hear the wind, and I'm off into the darkness somewhere.
Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
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