Quotation Explorer - 'Decline'

Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity. - Arnold Toynbee
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief. - Sigmund Freud
If someone offers you a gift, and you decline to accept it, the other person still owns that gift. The same is true of insults and verbal attacks. - Steve Pavlina
Freedom is indivisible. As soon as one starts to restrict it, one enters upon a decline on which it is difficult to stop. - Ludwig von Mises
To what do I attribute our decline? It's far easier to be shocking than charming. - Fernando A. Torres
To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable. - Christian D. Larson
I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement. - Oscar Wilde
Pride is the chief cause in the decline in the number of husbands and wives. - Neil Diamond
I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective. - Mark Twain
Do not tend to hire only people who see what you see. Such a tendency may lead to a decline in operating profit, and even bankruptcy. - Eraldo Banovac
What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. - Theodor W. Adorno
Societies in decline have no use for visionaries. - Anaïs Nin
Growth in the number of humans is associated with decline in humanity. - Meeta Ahluwalia
Every advance in human freedom is initially perceived as a decline in morals. - Marty Rubin
The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. - Gordon W. Allport
Every advance in individual freedom is initially perceived as a decline in morals. - Marty Rubin
The Church is going to have to recognise that secularisation is not the cause of their decline, it is the result of it. - Keith Porteous Wood
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. - Marilyn Ferguson
Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline. - Jane E. Brody
Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead, because above all things, spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die.
Decline is also a form of voluptuousness, just like growth. Autumn is just as sensual as springtime. There is as much greatness in dying as in procreation. - Iwan Goll
When you are the central character in a seemingly boiling pit of busy-ness the time will come when the pace of decline cannot be countered. You build yourself the circumstances of ultimate failure by failing to grow, by failing to act on your learnings. - Tony Curl
The population explosion is the primary force behind the remaining six groups of critical global events [diminishing land resources, diminishing water resources, the destruction of the atmosphere, the approaching energy crisis, social decline, and conflicts/increasing killing power]. - Ron Nielsen
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