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Quotes about Decay and Friendship
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"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect,
but of all human contemplations,
the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
- Alfred North Whitehead

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

A young man who does not have what
it takes to perform military service
is not likely to have what
it takes to make a living.
Today's military rejects include
tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.
- John F. Kennedy

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck


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