Quotes 1 till 13 of 13.
French poet 1821-1867+2
There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
W. S. Gilbert
British Librettist 1836-19110
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
French poet and criticus 1636-17110
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
C. Wright Mills
American sociologist 1916-19620
In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
Roman poet 70-19 BC0
The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent, and easy is the way: but, to return, and view the cheerful skies; in this, the task and mighty labor lies.
American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-0
The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.
When I began work on my first book, 'The River of Doubt,' which tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt's 1914 descent of an unmapped river in the Amazon rainforest, I thought of it as a tale of adventure, exploration and extraordinary courage.
American philosopher 1842-1910-1
A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians.
American writer 1842-1914-1
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.