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We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

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Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born
at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
- Mark Twain

 

After much diligent research, aided by other women,
I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar
Goddesses of the patriarchy,
there is a much more ancient Goddess.
- Carol P. Christ

When we lose our liberties, it does not happen in one dramatic moment,
but gradually and quietly.
- John E. Moss

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

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Spurs haven't got the funds they need so success has
to be achieved gradually.
- Graham Roberts

The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually,
which is not much help in making personal decisions
or devising public policy.
- George C. Williams

Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds,
but these will gradually roll away and disappear as
it ascends to its steady luster.
- Washington Irving

God works powerfully, but for the most part gently and gradually.
- John Newton

If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps
into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music.
- John Abercrombie

Every time I think that I am getting old,
and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

Against my will, in the course of my travels,
the belief that everything worth knowing was known
at Cambridge gradually wore off.
In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
- Bertrand Russell

America had taken my father from me.
And over most of the years of his illness,
I gradually started feeling this support system from
this country who-people grieving along with us.
- Patti Davis

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face,
especially the eyes.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Well the Bombay film wasn't always like how it is now.
It did have a local industry.
There were realistic films made on local scenes.
But it gradually changed over the years.
- Satyajit Ray

With such evidence, as well as the sealed doorway between
the two guardian statues of the King,
the mystery gradually dawned upon us.
We were but in the anterior portion of a tomb.
- Howard Carter

The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished,
derives indeed much support from the steady progress
of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
- Alfred Marshall

I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.
- Marvin Cohen

If I get to wrapped up in how I have to be,
or what I have to do, things gradually get worse and worse.
- Namie Amuro

Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate
and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly,
over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach,
beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country,
and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands
of every variety of form.
- George Grey

I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me,
dying off very gradually one by one.
And here was a plague that cut them off so early.
- Thom Gunn

For a traveler going from any place toward the north,
that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher,
while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

It was also my idea that the advisory committees of
the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag,
which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich.
- Hans Frank

A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself
up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
- Anthony Trollope

The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals.
Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction
of nuclear weapons may begin.
- Jenny Shipley

Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed,
so volatile markets tend to be on the downside.
In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.
- Philip Roth

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade.
Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
- Robert Sternberg

But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually
weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem,
which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT.
- James Meade

It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia,
that if you do not provide your society with a new religion,
it will gradually revert to the old one.
- Herbert Read

What you do, is you gradually become more and more experienced,
and more and more realistic about dramatic tolerance,
i.e.
about how long the play should be.
- Ridley Scott

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its
way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents:
What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
- Max Planck

The whole structure of science gradually grows,
but only as it is built upon a firm foundation of past research.
- Owen Chamberlain

Success comes to a writer as a rule,
so gradually that it is always something of a shock
to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in
order to qualify in medicine,
and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener -
and secret -
wish to become an actor.
- Conrad Veidt

I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my
own designs as part of my thinking on this matter.
- Kenzo Tange

Benefits should be conferred gradually;
and in that way they will taste better.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

My hair got lighter, and I gradually went blonde.
I liked it.
Had more fun.
But my image of myself in my head is this dark-haired person.
- Lisa Kudrow

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
- Ovid

Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth,
as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing:
a habit.
- Martha Gellhorn

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire,
but gradually our desire changes.
- Marcel Proust

The past grows gradually around one,
like a placenta for dying.
- John Berger

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away;
but if you show yourself irritated,
you will be thought to have deserved it.
- Tacitus

And gradually they're beginning to recognize the fact
that there's nothing more secure than a democratic,
accountable, and participatory form of government.
But it's sunk in only theoretically,
it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms.
- Wole Soyinka

I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches,
while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist.
I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself.
- Jeanne Moreau

It the British System is the most gigantic system of
slavery the world has yet seen,
and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears
from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.
- Henry Charles Carey

We were gradually playing larger venues and in the
early days PA systems were kind of non-existent.
So to play loud, we had to use louder equipment.
The PA systems back then didn't mic the instruments -
only the vocals.
- John Entwistle

So there was a fire inside me.
And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form.
And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that
it had to be used in a positive way.
- John Newcombe

Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the
voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually
implement a voluntary military service in replacement
of the current compulsory military service.
- Chen Shui-bian

The man who bears my name, and who claims to be me,
was born on July 15, 1865, the sixth in a family of seven.
He was an ugly child, and remained ugly till his eighteenth year,
when his looks gradually improved.
- Laurence Housman

Gradually, everything that happens in the world is
coming to be of interest everywhere in the world,
and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere
are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations.
- Elihu Root

If we were left to ourselves, unfettered by legislative enactments,
we should gradually withdraw our capital from the cultivation of such lands,
and import the produce which is at present raised upon them.
- David Ricardo

My first experiences of academic friendship made me
smile in after years when I looked back on them.
But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown
so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
- Georg Brandes

You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder.
When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it,
then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness.
Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
- Emil Zatopek

Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization
spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place.
The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually
disappeared from the West.
- Ida B. Wells

I've heard about brothers making films,
but I've never heard about whole families making films like this.
We didn't intend to do it; it wasn't something that we planned -
it just gradually happened.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

When people come out of rehab, they usually go to secondary
rehab for another six months and then enter back into society gradually.
But I came out and did Top Of The Pops straight away!
- Robbie Williams

Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable,
in 1927, to expect, or at least hope,
that co-operation for the common good might gradually
replace the competitiveness of capitalism.
- Dora Russell

In recurring episodes over the next couple of decades,
the minority view gradually won.
A profusion of factors differentiates each case from the others,
including naked partisanship on both sides,
but the trend has been clear.
- Michael Kinsley

This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil,
which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing,
gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail
inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country.
- George Grey

I also became interested in chemistry and gradually
accumulated enough test tubes and other glassware to do chemical experiments,
using small quantities of chemicals purchased from a pharmacy supply house.
- Sydney Brenner

Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union.
The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us,
employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant
girls who would work for next to nothing.
- Rose Schneiderman

Mail armor continued in general use till about the year 1300,
when it was gradually supplanted by plate armor,
or suits consisting of pieces or plates of solid iron,
adapted to the different parts of the body.
- Thomas Bulfinch

New situations requiring closer contact with the rabbit
had been gradually introduced and the degree to which
these situations were avoided,
tolerated, or welcomed, at each experimental session,
gave the measure of improvement.
- Mary C. Jones

And this whole period of time of gradually working
at being a better guitar player and songwriter have
gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing
a clearer representation of the thing that I've been
feeling inside me since I was four years old.
- John Frusciante

One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts
and sacrifices of single families,
which in David's time must still have been general,
gradually declined and lost their importance as social
circles widened and life became more public.
- Julius Wellhausen


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