Quotes: diminishes

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy.
  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe
    Robert Ashe Jr 1943-1993
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    Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
    Friedrich von Schiller
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    It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
    Aleister Crowley
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    To the eyes of a god, mankind must appear as a species of bacteria which multiply and become progressively virulent whenever they find themselves in a congenial culture, and whose activity diminishes until they disappear completely as soon as proper measures are taken to sterilize them.
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