Quotes: descent

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  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    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.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
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    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.
  • Bennie Thompson
    Bennie Thompson
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    Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W. S. Gilbert
    British Librettist 1836-1911
    W. S. Gilbert
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    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.
  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas Boileau
    French poet and criticus 1636-1711
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    If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
  • Anaxagoras
    Anaxagoras
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    The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
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    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.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-
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    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.
  • Candice Millard
    Candice Millard
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    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.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    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.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
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