Quotation Explorer - 'Degenerate'

Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris! - C. JoyBell C.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. - Peter Drucker
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair. - Henry David Thoreau
Literature, art, science, and religion degenerate when polemical struggle supplants the independent creation of ideas. - Semen Frank
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust. - Philip Chesterfield
It's a great medium for trivia and hobbies, but not the place for reasoned, reflective judgment. Suprisingly often, discussions degenerate into acrimony, insults and flames. - Clifford Stoll
Really, he called me that? Ellen DeGenerate? I've been getting that since fourth grade. I guess I'm happy I could give him work. - Ellen DeGeneres
I do not want chemistry to degenerate into a religion; I do not want the chemist to believe in the existence of atoms as the Christian believes in the existence of Christ in the communion wafer. - Marcellin Berthelot
Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind, And makes it fearful and degenerate; Think therefore on revenge and cease to weep. - William Shakespeare
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