Quotation Explorer - 'Degenerates'

Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Freedom of choice makes it possible to plan our lives and to make the most of ourselves. Yet if this freedom lacks noble goals or personal discipline, it degenerates into an inability to give oneself generously to others. - Pope Francis
Humility is a quality for which I have only a limited admiration. In many phases of life it is a great mistake and degenerates into defensiveness and hypocrisy. - E.M. Forster
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