Depravities: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 33 pages
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Familiar Quotations Depravities ndash; DebaucheryCutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation.ndash;Johnny HartTo call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.ndash;German ProverbThe wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.ndash;VoltaireDepravities ndash; DegeneracyBut in all despotic governments, though a particular prince may favour arts and letter, there is a natural degeneracy of mankind.ndash;Joseph AddisonEvery general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.ndash;Charles Horton CooleyDepravities ndash; DegenerationIn history the way of annihilation is invariably prepared by inward degeneration, by decrease of life. Only then can a shock from outside put an end to the whole.ndash;Jakob BurckhardtAmerica is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.ndash;Georges ClemenceauIn a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.ndash;Albert EinsteinI think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.ndash;William IngeDepravities ndash; DegradationToday, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.ndash;Lewis Mumford

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