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Descended Quotes

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We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

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Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries,
based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight.
Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
- Charles A. Jaffe

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped,
probably arboreal in its habits.
- Charles Darwin

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that
he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken

 

Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape
to believe that he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken

In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level,
which happens often in these types of circumstances.
That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs.
- Dario Fo

When I got the money, the whole burden descended on me,
and the realization of what I had done.
And it led me then to make the further step,
a change of loyalties.
- Aldrich Ames

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It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

There is no more reason to believe that man descended
from some inferior animal than there is to believe
that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.
- William Jennings Bryan

Oh no, I am descended from the important Carters.
- Henry Carter Stuart

A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation.
- James Atlas

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic,
an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
- Winston Churchill

The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was
not for the past but the future.
How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?
- Tina Brown

Freud was a hero.
He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors.
He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which
turned these terrors to stone.
- R. D. Laing

Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the
combats waged between them,
and blows were given and received, and swords flashed
and showers of arrows descended on all sides.
- Ferdowsi

She is descended from a long line that her mother listened to.
- Gypsy Rose Lee

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

We were descended from royalty.
- Natalie Wood

We remained at our encampment of this day until the morning of the 7th,
when we descended ten miles lower down and encamped
on a spot of ground where several thousand Indians
had wintered during the past season.
- William Henry Ashley

We were also fortunate enough to engage in our service a Canadian Frenchmen,
who had been with the Chayenne Indians on the Black mountains,
and last summer descended thence by the Little Missouri.
- Meriwether Lewis

I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended
below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing
before the English of the nineteenth century a true
picture of the life of their ancestors.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

Here in America we are descended in blood
and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels.
Men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine.
As their heirs, may we never confuse
honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards,
and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance,
they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle.
- James Prescott Joule

The blessings we evoke for another descend upon ourselves.
- Edmund Gibson

If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about,
a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

Liberty will not descend to a people;
a people must raise themselves to liberty;
it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Higher income taxes are a razor guillotine poised to
descend on the bare neck of prosperity.
- Thomas H. Kean

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling
and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
- Saint Augustine

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and
still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
- Pliny the Elder

To write is to descend, to excavate, to go underground.
- Anais Nin

I met my wife in Washington, D.C.
I was a senior in college.
WW II was about to descend upon us.
Jobs were starting to open up after a prolonged depression.
- Tom Glazer

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and
melodious thoughts descend upon me?
- Walt Whitman

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of
our misery to understand truth,
just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to
see the stars in broad daylight.
- Vaclav Havel

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion,
and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
- Elizabeth I

If Iraq were to descend into chaos, the Europeans would
feel the effects just as much as we would.
- Brent Scowcroft

Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how
to be more broadminded and spiritual.
- Indra Devi

Earlier lives drift by on silver soles,
and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
- Georg Trakl

There is no one thoroughly despicable.
We cannot descend much lower than an idiot;
and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
- William Hazlitt

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil,
but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
- Kathleen Raine

Politics calls for robust debate and criticism,
but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs.
- Kim Beazley

Ambition aspires to descend.
- Pierre Corneille

I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me
be resurrected with the Saints,
whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell,
or go to any other place.
And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of
doors and make a heaven of it.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content...
it must also have a goal and an imperative.
Otherwise from language we descend to chatter,
from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.
- Rene Daumal

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point;
only then can he look beyond it.
It is obviously impossible to get around it,
jump over it, or simply avoid it.
- Vaclav Havel

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess,
strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never
descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds,
nor by arguments of unbridled passion,
nor by the hatred of class against class.
- Annie Besant

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its
inhabitants become more and more modified,
and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards
an abyss where life is either extinguished ,
or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
- Edward Forbes

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road,
And nailed if fast to his barn door,
That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing
known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife,
And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm.
- James Thomas Fields

Concerned that others were not coming onto the summit
and because I had no radio link to those below me,
I began to wonder if there were difficulties down the mountain.
I made the decision to descend.
- Anatoli Boukreev

I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible
to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply
of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to
go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers.
- Anatoli Boukreev

Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of
actions which our minds can not weigh,
can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling
which gives birth to forms of thought,
always vague and cloudy?
- Alfred de Vigny

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew,
and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
- Jean Paul

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages
as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
- Julien Green

Character matters; leadership descends from character.
- Rush Limbaugh

I started thinking about my relationship with my students;
I'm this guy who comes in from book -
and movie -
land and descends on angel wings into their classroom.
- Richard Price

We need not worry so much about what man descends from -
it's what he descends to that shames the human race.
- Hal Boyle

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society;
as the blazing meteor,
when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our prayer and God's mercy are like two buckets in a well;
while the one ascends the other descends.
- Mark Hopkins

I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when
the sun balances on the rim of the world,
and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants
drift homeward on a river of bicycles,
brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.
- James Cameron

Obviously this is the world descending into worse and
worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq,
Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation.
- Clare Short

Let peace, descending from her native heaven,
bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations;
and plenty,
in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
- Daniel Boone

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth;
without rain,
there would be no life.
- John Updike

Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses,
Mr. Henry returns from this place.
In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
- Zebulon Pike

After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage,
in about the middle of the afternoon,
we came upon a second sealed doorway,
which was almost the exact replica of the first.
- Howard Carter

I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going
slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers
could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV.
- Anatoli Boukreev

They saw a Dream of Loveliness descending from the train.
- Charles Godfrey Leland

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first
the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
- Amy Lowell

Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful
of dirt and then a cup of sugar.
I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my
favorite curmudgeonly characters:
Lou Grant and Louie De Palma.
- John C. McGinley


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