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Stagnation Quotes

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Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

The unique danger today is the possibility that we
may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of
relying too heavily on borrowed money.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation,
but false progress.
- Sydney J. Harris

Agitate!
Agitate!
Ought to be the motto of every reformer.
Agitation is the opposite of stagnation -
the one is life,
the other death.
- Ernestine L. Rose

 

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience
dooms himself to stagnation;
a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs
the risk of not being understood.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others,
mere stagnation.
- Amy Lowell

They emphasize the viewpoint that the protracted economic
stagnation in Japan derives from incomplete economic
adjustments to significant changes in relative prices.
- Toshihiko Fukui

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A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation
and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick...
and it's profitable.
- Heather Donahue

My mind rebels at stagnation.
Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram,
or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
But I abhor the dull routine of existence.
I crave for mental exaltation.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I think Gadhafi is on the mark.
And up until this point in time, I think they truly
want to turn this around and become a positive player
with the West after years and years of terrorism and stagnation.
- Curt Weldon

Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty
and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare,
or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and
economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?
- Paul Ryan

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate.
We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding
new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.
- John L. Phillips

Of course, the EU is not going to fall apart,
but at best it will stagnate for the foreseeable future
and we will be dealing with quite a lot of internal chaos.
- Peter Mandelson

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection,
if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection,
if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate,
to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than
a second car and another television set.
- Adlai Stevenson

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual.
The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
- William James

I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life.
- Gary Gilmore

Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.
- Samuel Richardson

If you look at the US economy over the last 15-20 years
wages have been stagnating or even declining.
- David Korten

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas.

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
- Baruch Spinoza

There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere,
if you look for it.
- H. R. Giger

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes
in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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