quote by Mary Elizabeth Lease

A mortgaged home, an empty stomach and a ragged back know no party. We will live to write the epitaphs of the old parties: "Died of general debility, old age, and chronic falsehoods."

— Mary Elizabeth Lease

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In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.

Dread is a womanish debility in which freedom swoons.

Psychologically speaking, the fall into sin always occurs in impotence. But dread is at the same time the most egotistic thing.

The leading and characteristic features of the morbid state to which I would direct your attention are, anaemia, general languor and debility, remarkable feebleness of the heart's action, irritability of the stomach, and a peculiar change of the colour in the skin, occurring in connection with a diseased condition of the suprarenal capsules.

Among the numerous luxuries of the table.

..coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.


Gracefulness cannot subsist without ease;

delicacy is not debility; nor must a woman be sick in order to please. Infirmity, and sickness may excite our pity, but desire and pleasure require the bloom and vigor of health.

There is an energy which springs from sickness and debility: it has a more powerful effect than the real, but, sadly, expires in an even greater infirmity.

Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty;

for in my youth I never did apply hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; and did not, with unbashful forehead, woo the means of weakness and debility: therefore my age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.

Gaming has been resorted to by the affluent as a refuge from ennui.

It is a mental dram, and may succeed for a moment; but, like all other stimuli, it produces indirect debility.

Willing emancipateth: that is the true doctrine of will and emancipation - so teacheth you Zarathustra. No longer willing, and no longer valuing, and no longer creating! Ah, that that great debility may ever be far from me! And also in discerning do I feel only my will's procreating and evolving delight.


How long must the church live before it will learn that strength is won by action, and success by work, and that all this immeasurable feeding without action and work is a positive damage to it--that it is the procurer of spiritual obesity, gout, and debility.

The debility to which Nature condemned women incontestably proves that her design is for man, who then more than ever enjoys his strength, to exercise it in all the violent forms that suit him best, by means of tortures, if he be so inclined, or worse.

PASTIME, n. A device for promoting dejection. Gentle exercise for intellectual debility.

Happy 60th Birthday, good buddy. How are you dealing with your awful debility, lessened utility and loss of mobility?

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