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Perish Quotes

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We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political Unity Peace

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
- H. G. Wells

Government of the people,
by the people,
for the people,
shall not perish from this Earth.
- Abraham Lincoln

An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly
restricting egoism will perish.
- Erwin Schrodinger

 

Let justice be done, though the world perish.
- Ferdinand I

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
- Thomas Moore

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it,
shall perish by it.
- Samuel Butler

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The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
- Charlie Chaplin

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish,
has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish,
cutting the heart asunder.
- Virginia Woolf

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought.
In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The English Bible - a book which, if everything else
in our language should perish,
would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it
will only perish through eternal peace.
- Adolf Hitler

We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
- Aeschylus

For we are born in other's pain, and perish in our own.
- Francis Thompson

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish;
and if that be so,
why not now, and where you stand?
- Robert Louis Stevenson

If my survival caused another to perish,
then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

Everything will pass, and the world will perish but
the Ninth Symphony will remain.
- Mikhail Bakunin

All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.
- Gustav Mahler

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
- Anatole France

Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when
ravaged femininity no longer sustains it -
only then will we know what it is to be free.
- Andrea Dworkin

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
- Ovid

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind
would beat on strongly and steadily and without any
quickening if the league were to perish altogether.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Reverence does not die with mortals,
nor does it perish whether they live or die.
- Sophocles

Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species,
which, from one cause or another, perish either before,
or soon after attaining maturity.
- Richard Owen

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
- Virginia Woolf

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
- Will Durant

Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed,
if you see them perish.
Because the best things are always growing in secret.
- Ben Okri

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
- Francois Rabelais

But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves
and even the lowest class of European free labourers,
for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties
but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish.
- Fanny Kemble

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other.
We cannot exist without mutual help.
All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men;
and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
- Walter Scott

When friendship disappears then there is a space left
open to that awful loneliness of the outside world
which is like the cold space between the planets.
It is an air in which men perish utterly.
- Hilaire Belloc

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself.
In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind
as breathing or the upright gait;
but if he does not learn it he must perish.
- Alfred Adler

Just as we know rationally that the time will come
when each of us as individuals will perish,
so we know that our country, our culture and our species cannot exist for ever.
Sometime there must be an end.
- Harrison Brown

The one thing that you simply have to remember all
the time that you are there,
is that Hollywood is an oriental city.
As long as you do that you might survive.
If you try to equate it with anything else you'll perish.
- Olivia De Havilland

But the beginning of things, of a world especially,
is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic,
and exceedingly disturbing.
How few of us ever emerge from such beginning!
How many souls perish in its tumult!
- Kate Chopin

At a certain stage in his evolution,
man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things,
which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish,
and enabled him to see, at least in the distance,
the shining towers of the City of God.
- Alfred Noyes

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail,
who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks,
there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed
with fear and overcome with weariness.
- John Calvin

I am the family face; flesh perishes,
I live on.
- Thomas Hardy

When a nation goes down, or a society perishes,
one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from.
They lost sight of what had brought them along.
- Carl Sandburg

That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The world perishes not from bandits and fires,
but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
- Anton Chekhov

Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle,
Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?
- Arthur Hugh Clough

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment.
Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death,
Yet men delay to obtain release from the world.
Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

In our early period we pretty much survived or perished
on our capacity to reach people,
and on getting into the pattern of having no money
and playing lots of shows.
- Peter Garrett

Millions also perished in the Chinese camps,
and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The people got daily worse from the cold and the bad water,
and they must all have perished if they had not discovered
the port about the time they did.
- Junipero Serra

Caesar had perished from the world of men,
had not his sword been rescued by his pen.
- Henry Vaughan

To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment,
perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important,
withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.
- Irving Babbitt

Thousands of years and many civilizations have defined
a marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
With few exceptions, those civilizations that did not follow that perished.
- Randy Neugebauer

By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies,
flourishing countries have been laid waste,
great numbers of people have perished in a short time,
and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief.
- John Woolman

For as long as this nation has known war,
we have embraced the heroes it has produced.
Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility
of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who
perished in their defense.
- James T. Walsh

We do not know it because we are fooling away our time
with outward and perishing things,
and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
- Paracelsus

If our republican form of government is perishing because communications -
the infrastructure of that republic -
is under the yoke of international business how,
at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational
movement to reclaim our democracy,
a movement committed to active and sustained protest
against the present order.
- Mark Lloyd

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under
the oppression of a gigantic paradox:
he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty,
and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
- Arthur Henderson

In revolt against this new and very evil thing came
the republicanism of the eighteenth century,
inspired and directed in large measure by members of
the fast perishing aristocracy of race,
character and tradition.
- Ralph A. Cram

Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.
- Eric Hoffer

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
- John Randolph

Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable -
and life is more than a dream.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
- Vanessa Redgrave

Everything that is, was, and will be,
eternally IS, even the countless forms,
which are finite and perishable only in their objective,
not in their ideal Form.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable,
and attesting her eternity.
- Herman Melville

Why should I go into details, we have nothing that
is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
- Ovid

What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason,
the priests, secured such vast property to the church,
when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself
from the dark torments of purgatory.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead


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