Quotes by gradually
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Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
British writer 1815-1882
A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Carol P. Christ
American feminist historian and author 1945-
After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
Welsh singer 1951-
Alzheimer's is a horrible thing. Some people are naive about it. They think, 'Oh it's just your memory,' but my mother was in terrible pain. Your body closes down. She didn't know if she'd eaten or if she wanted to eat. She couldn't remember how to walk. Towards the end, she didn't know us. It came gradually, then it got worse.
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.
Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
American singer, musician, and actor 1935-1977
Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
Brazilian-American actress, director and producer 1986-
For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose's view, that this has to happen, there's nothing I can do about it.
Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
Sir Isaac Newton
British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Iranian politician and writer 1934-2017
I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.