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I have the not altogether unsatisfying impression that civilisation is collapsing around me. Is it my age, I wonder, or the age we live in? I am not sure. Civilisations do collapse, after all, but on the other hand people grow old with rather greater frequency.


Theodore Dalrymple


#civilization #decline #age

Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.


Thomas Jefferson


#complacency #corruption #decline #misgovernment #political-philosophy

Long ago the country bore the country-town and nourished it with her best blood. Now the giant city sucks the country dry, insatiably and incessantly demanding and devouring fresh streams of men, till it wearies and dies in the midst of an almost uninhabited waste of country.


Oswald Spengler


#men

A civilization, when the moment has come for crowds to acquire a high hand over it, is at the mercy of too many chances to endure for long. Could anything postpone for a while the hour of its ruin, it would be precisely the extreme instability of the opinions of crowds and their growing indifference and lack of respect for all general beliefs.


Gustave Le Bon


#crowds #decline #indifference #the-masses #respect

Since the decline of record companies and music sales, I've always played live.


Adam Ant


#companies #decline #i #live #music

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government.


Thomas Bulfinch


#after #almost #centuries #christ #countries

Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.


Moshe Dayan


#american #arms #decline #friends #money

Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.


Brian Eno


#agressive #declines #impact #inevitable #music

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


#indicates #literature #nation

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.


Scott Adams


#hallucination #i #invitation #join #respectfully






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