Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual.— Jean Piaget
Spectacular Collapsing quotations
I could feel his muscles tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people.
As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.
‘Cause sometimes you just feel tired, feel weak And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up But you gotta search within you And gotta find that inner strength And just pull that shit out of you And get that motivation to not give up And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face, and collapse.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.
You could remove the powerful preaching from our church and it would still continue. You could remove the administration of pastoral care through the cell group system and the church would still continue. But if you remove the prayer life of our church it would collapse.
If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews without food in the desert for fear that they would collapse on the way, it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try to get to heaven without the Bread of Heaven.
So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.
If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse.
The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands of people and shook the public's confidence in corporate America.
You know, we all have our inner demons.
I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show.
Our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life.
What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction of humanity's use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it's not the laws of nature
If you're overfishing at the top of the food chain, and acidifying the ocean at the bottom, you're creating a squeeze that could conceivably collapse the whole system.
The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it?
So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.
Grace cannot prevail...until our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed.
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.
That many-faceted thing called love succeeds in building bridges from the loneliness on this shore to the loneliness on the other one. These bridges can be of great beauty, but they are rarely built for eternity, and frequently they cannot tolerate too heavy a burden without collapsing.
What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries?... In order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?
If you like soccer, then welcome to America.
See, our country already has entertainment so watching people chase a ball for four hours to end 0 - 0 is not enjoyable - unless, of course, the bleachers collapse and half of Europe dies.
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination. When the officers are too strong and the common soldiers too weak, the result is collapse.
The collapse of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen were tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time of my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a crime.
But I never get attracted to fans cause the eager beaver could be the collapse of a dam
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.
Corruption could lead to the collapse of the Party [Communist Party of China] and the downfall of the state [People's Republic of China].
A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it.
Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.
We're on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.
Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics.
Cyprus was a breath away from economic collapse.
It was a big battle in which we came out wounded, but upright and determined to make a fresh start.
The aphorism is cultivated only by those who have known fear in the midst of words, that fear of collapsing with all the words.
I went back in British history. Some 204 people died there after a mine collapsed in 1838. In 1866, 361 miners died in Britain. In an explosion in 1894, 290 people died there.
Some people wait so long for their ship to come in, their pier collapses.
Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship.
We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families. Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world.