Quotation Explorer - 'Lessen'

What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others. - Joseph Priestley
Time doesn't heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them. - Shannon L. Alder
Admire and adore the Author of the telescopic universe, love and esteem the work, do all in your power to lessen ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend. - John Adams
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. - Robert Southey
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
This is for you, for your breath, whose absence would lessen a greater world. - Shaun Hick
What I've been shown by my Angels confirms that we don't die alone, and are immediately greeted by Angels and Spirits. We are whisked away to Heaven, where eager Departed Loved Ones await to celebrate our arrival. I hope that information will someday lessen your grief after a loss. - Paul Stefaniak
My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair. - Thomas Jefferson
While faith may seem hard to reach sometimes and hope is invisible, that doesn't lessen the power of either of the two...Some of the things that we can't see or physically touch have the strongest power...Hope, faith and love are some of the best tools that we have been given in life. - Ariana R. Cherry
If there's any interaction between genes and languages, it is often languages that influence genes, since linguistic differences between populations lessen the chance of genetic exchange between them. - Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection. - Christina Engela
The evils arising from the loss of her uncle were neither trifling nor likely to lessen; and when thought had been freely indulged, in contrasting the past and the present, the employment of mind and dissipation of unpleasant ideas which only reading could produce made her thankfully turn to a book. - Jane Austen
No separation of distance; no separation of time; no separation of any kind need lessen compassion. - Zechariah Barrett
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. - Benjamin Franklin
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Many of the bravest never are known, and get no praise. [But]that does not lessen their beauty... - Louisa May Alcott
You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you. - Shannon L. Alder
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