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#1. As a youth, I sought out decadence; as an elder, I try to avoid decay. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#2. It seems that the whole world is beginning to decay, and that its putrefaction has chosen to spread outward from here, from the land of the Pashtuns, where desertification proceeds at a steady, implacable crawl even in the consciences and intellects of men. - Author: Yasmina Khadra
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#3. When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#4. You making haste haste on decay ... - Author: Robinson Jeffers
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#5. Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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#6. The decay of power also is one of the forces driving the profusion of myriad criminal, terrorist, or otherwise malevolent nonstate actors. - Author: Moises Naim
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#7. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day. - Author: Emily Bronte
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#8. Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day. - Author: George Eliot
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#9. I don't do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision. - Author: Allen Ginsberg
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#10. He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. - Author: Harold Wilson
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#11. I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay. - Author: Bob Dylan
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#12. Truths are immortal, my dear friend; they are immortal like God! What we call a falsity is like a fruit; it has a certain number of days; it is bound to decay. Whereas, what we call truth is like gold; days, months, even centuries can hide gold, can overlook it but they can never make it decay. - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#13. Even the weather page is in a state of moral decay. What?s wrong with red, white and blue, USA Today? This rainbow weather map is just another example of the homometerological agenda. - Author: Stephen Colbert
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#14. We have a priceless inheritance - an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. - 1 Peter 1:4 - Author: Gary Chapman
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#15. The rise and fall of images of the future precedes or accompanies the rise and fall of cultures. As long as a society's image is positive and flourishing, the flower of culture is in full bloom. Once the image begins to decay and lose its vitality, however, the culture does not long survive - Author: Fred Polak
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#16. And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One, freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond birth and decay. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#17. We live for books. A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#18. The thing constantly overlooked by those hopefuls who talk about abolishing war is that it is by no means an evidence of decay but rather a proof of health and vigor. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#19. If, then, this civilization is to be saved, if it is not to be submerged by centuries of barbarism, but to secure the treasures ofits inheritance on new and more stable foundations, there is indeed need for those now living fully to realize how far the decay has already progressed. - Author: Johan Huizinga
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#20. In Mencken's view, "religion belongs to a very early stage of human development, and ... its rapid decay in the world since the Reformation is evidence of genuine progress" ("The Ascent of Man"). - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#21. As L. Brent Bozell pointed out at the time, just because society is in decay doesn't mean that Hollywood should be exacerbating that decay. - Author: Ben Shapiro
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#22. The overall result was drift punctuated by protest. - Author: Charles Emmerson
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#23. The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#24. Summe up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning what thou hast to do. Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay And growth of it; if, with thy watch, that too Be down then winde up both; since we shall be Most surely judg'd, make thy accounts agree. - Author: George Herbert
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#25. The avarice of the miser may be termed the grand sepulchral of all his other passions, as they successively decay. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#26. Life is rather a short walk through eternity. Be they seeds, pups or infants, on the trek all pick up weight, sensitivity and awareness. Then, much before the end of the run, they deteriorate, head, legs and lungs. The tragicomedy of existence: the long walk of slow decay. - Author: Dagobert D. Runes
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#27. Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I 'see' is but a single thread and solitary shard of what 'is', for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#28. Indifference, Gundhalinu, is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it. It lets neglect and decay and monstrous injustice go unchecked. It doesn't act, it allows. And that's what gives it so much power." He - Author: Joan D. Vinge
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#29. Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower But 't was the first to fade away. I never nurs'd a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well And love me, it was sure to die. - Author: Charles Lamb
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#30. It's about a culture that increasingly encourages social decay instead of counteracting it. - Author: J.D. Vance
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#31. This is not the place to anticipate the discussion, but two things may usefully be said. First, all but the most sanguine pluralists admit that there are immense dangers ahead and that signs of cultural decay abound. - Author: D. A. Carson
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#32. When Al Gore urges the citizenry to sacrifice their plastic shopping bags, their air-conditioning, their extraneous travel, the agnostics grumble that human activity accounts for just 2 percent of global carbon-dioxide emissions, with the remainder generated by natural processes like plant decay. - Author: Steven D. Levitt
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#33. The history of prevailing status quos shows decay and decadence infecting the opulent materialism of the Haves. The spiritual life of the Haves is a ritualistic justification of their possessions. - Author: Saul D. Alinsky
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#34. Out of a fired ship, which by no way
But drowning could be rescued from the flame,
Some men leap'd forth, and ever as they came
Near the foes' ships, did by their shot decay;
So all were lost, which in the ship were found,
They in the sea being burnt, they in the burnt ship drown'd. - Author: John Donne
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#35. Yet reason frowns in war's unequal game,
Where wasted nations raise a single name;
And mortgag'd states their grandsire's wreaths regret,
From age to age in everlasting debt;
Wreaths which at last the dear-bought right convey
To rust on medals, or on stones decay. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#36. I married my love in the springtime, / but by summer he'd locked me away. / He'd murdered me dead by the autumn, / and by winter I was naught but decay - Author: Emily Carroll
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#37. The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd,
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. - Author: Edmund Waller
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#38. She would lie awake,
Every night I'd hear her cry
Her mind in slow decay,
I guess she couldn't take goodbye - Author: Ray Wilson
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#39. All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. - Author: John Dryden
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#40. What is to be done? We who are still half alive, living in the often fibrillating heartland of a senescent capitalism
can we do more than reflect the decay around and within us? Can we do more than sing our sad and bitter songs of disillusion and defeat? - Author: R.D. Laing
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#41. But to Fitz she'd always be invisible. An impossible task of face and body for which he had yet to conquer. And should he somehow manage to crack her open like rotten fruit on the vine, he'd only find decay and ugliness, from which she had to assume he'd run. Damaged goods were damaged goods. - Author: L. Donsky-Levine
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#42. He reflected on the decay of mankind-the decline of the human race into folly and weakness and rottenness. 'Be a good animal, true to your animal instinct' was his motto. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#43. He'd always preferred newness, associating old things with decay and dowdiness. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#44. But now my gracious numbers are decay'd, And my sick muse doth give another place. I grant, sweet love, thy lovely argument Deserves the travail of a worthier pen; - Author: William Shakespeare
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#45. A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pygmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms. - Author: John Dryden
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#46. I'd give all the wealth that years have piled,
the slow result of life's decay,
To be once more a little child
for one bright summer day. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#47. She breathes in shallow sips. The smell of the human remains, and of years of enclosed decay, freights the air so heavily it's almost a physical presence. With - Author: M.R. Carey
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#48. We're hard-core realists - we just pay lip service to death and decay and keep right on feeling immortal anyway. - Author: Peter Watts
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#49. You must know life to see decay. - Author: Mumford And Sons
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#50. How does it feel to be helpless, Led?

To depend on something that fails you?

There's no more running from who you are; no one to hold you together anymore.

You're alone now--

The ghost of Tokyo has come for you all. - Author: Rick Remender
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#51. Knowledge is an excellent drug; but no drug has virtue enough to preserve itself from corruption and decay, if the vessel be tainted and impure wherein it is put to keep. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#52. Like memories in cold decay,
Transmissions echoing away,
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky.. - Author: Linkin Park
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#53. I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. - Author: Henry Miller
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#54. It is Enterprise which build and improves the world's possessions ... If Enterprise is afoot, Wealth accumulates whatever may be happening to Thrift; and if Enterprise is asleep, Wealth decays, whatever Thrift may be doing. - Author: John Maynard Keynes
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#55. Enjoy the blessings Heaven bestows, Assist his friends, forgive his foes; Trust God, and keep his statutes still, Upright and firm, through good and ill; Thankful for all that God has given, Fixing his firmest hopes on heaven; Knowing that earthly joys decay, But hoping through the darkest day. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#56. The older I get, the more I want to do. It beats death, decay or golf in unfortunate trousers. Peace and quiet depress me. - Author: Simon Schama
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#57. I sorrow that all fair things must decay. - Author: Fitz-Greene Halleck
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#58. Some of what you see, my child, may make you affraid, revolted even, but you must remember that all life is born of corruption. The reborn can rise only from death and decay. Resurrection springs only from the tomb. - Author: Karen Maitland
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#59. They knew that mere appearance and disappearance are on the surface like waves on the sea, but life which is permanent knows no decay or diminution. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#60. Must beauty blossom, rooted in decay,
And night devour its flaming hues alway? - Author: Clark Ashton Smith
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#61. Mutability is written upon all things. - Author: Antoine Rivarol
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#62. When a wall is slowly covered over by earth, the materials it's made from decay and become part of the soils around and above it, sometimes causing vegetation above and next to the wall to grow faster or slower. Satellite imagery helps archaeologists to pick up these subtle changes. - Author: Sarah Parcak
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#63. Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay. - Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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#64. She said "sweet boy" again, as if making a diagnosis like tooth decay or flat feet. I was embarrassed. I didn't know if I was being insulted or complimented. - Author: Shawn Stewart Ruff
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#65. All that in this world is great or gay,
Doth, as a vapor, vanish and decay. - Author: Edmund Spenser
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#66. I am already sensible of decay in the power of walking, and find my memory not so faithful as it used to be. This may be partly owing to the incessant current of new matter flowing constantly through it; but I ascribe to years their share in it also. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#67. Everything was flame shades of tangerine and pomegranate, ripeness on the brink of decay, and when the wind rippled the leaves they looked like a mosaic of fire, like the walls of the Cathedral Basilica. - Author: Leah Raeder
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#68. All of us who are living are dying. The only ones not dying are the dead.,,To live was to be haunted by the inevitability of one's own decay, and to be dead was to be haunted by the memory of living. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#69. I have come to understand, like Darwin had, that earthworms are not destroyers, but redeemers. They move through waste and decay in their contemplative way, sifting, turning it into something else, something that is better. - Author: Amy Stewart
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#70. The leaves do fad and fall away, / Berries rot and sheaves decay; / The deer is fled back to the field. / That is all your promises yield. / All wind and words, your vows, I see, / Are barren as the fruitless tree. - Author: Lauren Willig
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#71. Pessimism negates the existing world. Yet its negating is ambiguous. It can simply will decay and nothingness, but it can also renounce what exists and thus open a path for a new formation of the world. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#72. When people complain of the decay of manners they have in mind not the impudent abbreviations of the crowd, but the decline in bowing and scraping and in speaking of one's employer as "the master." What the rich mean by the good manners of the poor is usually not civility, but servility. - Author: Robert Wilson Lynd
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#73. The real world is simply too terrible to admit.
it tells man that he is a small trembling animal who will someday decay and die.
Culture changes all of this,makes man seem important,vital to the universe.
immortal in some ways - Author: Ernest Becker
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#74. The moment one conceives the meaning of human greatness is the moment when one understands the baseness, the triviality and the meanness of the material from which we have to mould it. - Author: Bill Hopkins
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#75. Absence ... smothers into decay a rootless fancy but often nourishes the least seed of a true affection into full-flowering love. - Author: Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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#76. I masturbate. A lot. And yet, I don't floss because it's too much of a hassle. Ten seconds of joy over a lifetime of tooth decay, that's what I've chosen. - Author: Jon Stewart
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#77. E'en Beauty mourns in her decaying bower,
That Time upon her angel brow should set
His crooked autograph, and mar the jet
Of glossy locks. Lo! how her chaplet green,
The hoar frost and the canker worm destroy.
Decay's dull film obscures those matchless eyes. - Author: Isaac McLellan
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#78. Year chases year, decay pursues decay,
Still drops some joy from with'ring life away;
New forms arise, and diff'rent views engage - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#79. After college I got a job and started working. This new career had absolutely nothing to do with my degree. - Author: Jason Najum
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#80. What is the half-life of information? Does its rate of decay correlate with the medium that conveys it? Pixels need power. Paper is unstable in fire and flood. Letters carved in stone are more durable, although not so easily distributed, but inertia can be a good thing. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
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#81. National progress is the sum of individual industry, energy, and uprightness, as national decay is of individual idleness, selfishness, and vice. - Author: Samuel Smiles
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#82. For me, the problem of time is linked up with that of death, with the thought that we inevitably draw closer and closer to it, with the horror of decay. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#83. During that time, The Mouth came by to pray with us, and my dad began to spend his evenings sitting in the yellow lawn chair and staring at the highway, or down in the basement with his isotope material, finding comfort in the stability that's created from decay. - Author: Miriam Toews
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#84. The division of the Roman world between the sons of Theodosius marks the final establishment of the empire of the East, which, from the reign of Arcadius to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, subsisted one thousand and fifty-eight years in a state of premature and perpetual decay. - Author: Edward Gibbon
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#85. Peter was struck by the scar's essential nature: it was not a disfigurement, it was a miracle. All the scars ever suffered by anyone in the whole of human history were not suffering but triumph: triumph against decay, triumph against death. - Author: Michel Faber
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#86. The word "salvation" denotes rescue. Rescue? What from? Well, of course, ultimately death. And since it is sin that colludes with the forces of evil and decay, sin leads to death. So we are rescued from sin and death. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#87. Suffering of sentient beings is like decay; it fertilizes the growth of their souls. - Author: Anne Rice
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#88. Unhealthy to the point of diseased, he'd say - he had caught something from her, some decay transmitted from soul to soul, but then he recollected contemptuously that by her own admittance she lacked a soul. At the intersection ahead they could see - Author: Bob Shacochis
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#89. Were faulty embalming and premature decay a dead hypochondriac's worst fears? - Author: E.V. Iverson
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#90. Cocaine decisions that you make today, will mean nothing later on when you get nose decay. - Author: Frank Zappa
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#91. The issues of what a self is, how long it will last, what will happen when our bodies decay and consciousness flickers off, are all based not on what we actually see but on what we imagine. - Author: Steve Hagen
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#92. There is a way of leaving and yet of not leaving; of hinting that one loves and is willing to return, yet never coming back and so preserving a relationship in a lingering decay. - Author: Cyril Connolly
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#93. Sad that our finest aspiration
Our freshest dreams and meditations,
In swift succession should decay,
Like Autumn leaves that rot away. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#94. Winter
The season between autumn and spring, comprising in the Northern Hemisphere
the coldest months of the year:
December, January and February.

A period of inactivity or decay. - Author: Cecelia Ahern
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#95. Trade's proud empire hastes to swift decay. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#96. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#97. There is no correlation between the degree of comfort enjoyed and the achievement of a civilization. On the contrary, absorption in ease is one of the most reliable signs of present or impending decay. - Author: Richard M. Weaver
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#98. The current moral decay perceived in society has often been blamed on the lack of God in the public schools. During the Great Depression God was prominent in the schools, hence She must have caused the depression. Challenge my logic. - Author: Eric Welch
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#99. Romans says the creation was 'subjected to frustration, in hope that it will be liberated from its bondage to decay.' In hope! There is hope for the earth. As Christians, we can and should have hope for the earth, as well as our hope of heaven. - Author: Howard A. Snyder
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#100. There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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