quote by Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

— Aristotle

Fulfilling Degenerated quotations

The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news

Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.

It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached.

All knowledge degenerates into probability.

Demagoguery enters at the moment when, for want of a common denominator, the principle of equality degenerates into the principle of identity.

All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.

I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.

Peace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves not Christian but a kind of degenerate stoic having no relation either to stoicism or Christianity.

The human mind is like Van Halen. If you just pull out one piece and keep replacing it, it just degenerates.

Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak.

Men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels, rather than elevated apes.

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone.

The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.

Democracy in itself does not define or guarantee a free society.

History has told many stories of democratic societies that have degenerated into corruption, plunder, and tyranny.

Discipline in typography is a prime virtue.

Individuality must be secured by means that are rational. Distinction needs to be won by simplicity and restraint. It is equally true that these qualities need to be infused wiht a certain spirit and vitality, or they degenerate into dullness and mediocrity.

The sad and tragic fact is that the civil rights movement, despite its honorable and courageous past, has over the years degenerated into a demagogic hustle, promoting the mindless racism they once fought against.

Type production has gone mad, with its senseless outpouring of new types.

.. only in degenerate times can personality (opposed to the nameless masses) become the aim of human development.

Monarchy degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos.

Symbolism is no mere idle fancy or corrupt degeneration: it is inherent in the very texture of human life.

The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats that degenerates. Renew this fluid at regular intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition, and as far as we know, the pulsation of life can go on forever.

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

Prejudice is not bigotry or superstition, although prejudice sometimes may degenerate into these. Prejudice is pre-judgment, the answer with which intuition and ancestral consensus of opinion supply a man when he lacks either time or knowledge to arrive at a decision predicated upon pure reason.

It is wonderful when God saves a drunkard which He sometimes does, but it is more wonderful still when God saves little children before they become drunkards, libertines, and degenerates.

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.

Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this.

It is when it is contended that "in a democracy right is what the majority makes it to be" that democracy degenerates into demagoguery.

MAN IS FUNDAMENTALLY AN ANIMAL. Animals, as distinct from man, are not machine-like, not sadistic; their societies, within the same species, are incomparably more peaceful than those of man. The basic question, then is: What has made the animal, man, degenerate into a machine?

A real dog, beloved and therefore pampered by his mistress, is a lamentable spectacle. He suffers from fatty degeneration of his moral being.

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

People who call themselves supporters of Israel are actually supporters of its moral degeneration and ultimate destruction.

a samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a ‘function’, one cog in a machine.

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