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Diminish Quotes

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Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of
having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
- Jim Fiebig

 

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing
to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word,
'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
- C. S. Lewis

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition;
to curb that,
is the first step to contentment, since to diminish
expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney

A few words of Hindi appear here or there,
but it's all Urdu.
I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are,
uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.
- Ismail Merchant

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Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool.
I may be one now.
But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
- Dylan Thomas

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible.
If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining
Europe they could not have found a better way.
- Jacques Chirac

We must never forget or diminish the sacrifices of
those who gave everything for this nation.
- Jim Walsh

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force,
our purpose is clear.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's
weapons of mass destruction program.
- William J. Clinton

With what's happened in the world the last three years,
it's easier to see why it's become popular again to
diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture.
- Tony Shalhoub

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it,
for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
- Dean Koontz

How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we
try to express it in words.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me.
I think for too long we've had a cult of personality
in this company and in this industry,
and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.
- Bill Ford

There is in my work a very strong religious foreground and background.
In the later work some of that tends to diminish,
but it's certainly present in the early work.
- Chaim Potok

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
- Thomas Traherne

To describe happiness is to diminish it.
- Stendhal

When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion,
they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to,
or else diminish and distort it.
- Jack Schwartz

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were
struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original.
Too many sequels diminish the original.
- Dean Koontz

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
- Howard Zinn

If you really want to diminish a candidate,
depict him as the foil of his handler.
This is as old in American politics as politics itself.
- Karl Rove

Undeniably the American art form, too.
And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish
the American experience and example.
And sometimes trash it completely.
- Charlton Heston

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed,
and mortals dependent one upon another.
Some nations increase, others diminish,
and in a short space the generations of living creatures
are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
- Lucretius

The first thing is that we're being attacked by both
the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild.
Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance
and strength of the director.
They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.
- John Frankenheimer

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive,
is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage.
I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means.
In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry
diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
- Ted Olson

The whole action of the laws tended to increase the
number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers,
was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population.
- Henry Charles Carey

You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices
for the tables of mankind,
and not rather favor an artificial control of birth,
which would be irrational, in order to diminish the
number of guests at the banquet of life.
- Pope Paul VI

I don't value authority.
I don't value the systems.
I don't value patriarchal religion.
I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth.
So I'm not scared of the end result,
and that is the biggest asset I have.
- Susan Powter

This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold,
wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their
fate since their great benefactor was dead,
and though strong and brave men wept when I met them.
- Gideon Welles

The accumulation of skill and science which has been
directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods,
has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated;
distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.
- Charles Babbage

The most important things are the hardest things to say.
They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings -
words shrink things that seem timeless when they are
in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
- Stephen King

And I'm hoping that over the next 20,
50 years, whatever, the mystique of television and
film and all that will diminish somewhat,
and people will leave us alone to get on with our jobs.
- Erika Slezak

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams,
an intensity of expectation that, in the end,
diminishes the reality.
- Marya Mannes

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.
In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate
the dangers that imperil the brave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up,
this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
- Rosa Parks

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.
- John Donne

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances life is good.
- John Shelby Spong

The prudent see only the difficulties,
the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise;
the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate,
and so conquers.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Our climate is changing.
The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to
1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution.
People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much.
In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic.
It impacts species.
It kills some.
It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean.
It does a number of things.
- Diane Feinstein

Time, which wears down and diminishes all things,
augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn
liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually
through noble thought and memory.
- Francois Rabelais

I guess when you have that one monster season,
it's good because you're recognized.
If it weren't for that season, not as many people would know about my career.
But it also kind of diminishes what I did in other years.
- Brady Anderson

The spirals of the helix should be as nearly approximated as possible,
as each aids by its heat that of its neighbour,
or rather diminishes the cooling effect of the gaseous atmosphere.
- William Robert Grove

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
- Benjamin Franklin

The beauty of empowering others is that your own power
is not diminished in the process.
- Barbara Colorose

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short,
the security behind the notes is diminished,
the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended,
and the panic follows.
- John Buchanan Robinson

His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished
his knowledge of the world.
- William Shenstone

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape
not because they have diminished but because they have
become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
- Freda Adler

The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force
which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable,
and can neither be increased nor diminished.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers,
has diminished.
- Constance Baker Motley

Hip Hop has become real constrained.
The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished.
- Grandmaster Flash

Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards -
the things we live by and teach our children -
are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
- Walt Disney

When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff
you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but
you have it diminished...
that's kind of disappointing.
- Joni Mitchell

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily
diminished by our knowledge of its causes,
its character, its importance or insignificance.
- T. S. Eliot

We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology,
and our kids have their face in the computers all day.
The human relationship is being diminished by this.
- Lenny Kravitz

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible
with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.
- Anthony Trollope

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which
is not diminished by the indifference of others.
- Dag Hammarskjold

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
- Gerard Arpey

And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself
and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any.
That's the necessary part of being a writer,
you better like being alone.
- John Irving

The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as
has that of France and Britain;
Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
- Emily Greene Balch

Conflicting commercial regulations of the different
States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade;
hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

If the poet has pursued a moral objective,
he has diminished his poetic force.
- Charles Baudelaire

Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life;
any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished,
if not diseased.
- Joe Klein

I have been vain since birth.
I expected other people to like what I did,
although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
- Wallace Shawn

Unlike then, the mail stream of today has diminished
by such things as e-mails and faxes and cell phones and text messages,
largely electronic means of communication that replace mail.
- John M. McHugh


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