In New York if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party women will flock to your side assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.
Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another.
There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
For much of this decade both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe.
It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters boxing and horse racing have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.
Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You've got to be careful.
All respect for the office of the presidency aside I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review spoke for itself.
As civilization advances poetry almost necessarily declines.
Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.
Our American friends offer us money arms and advice. We take the money we take the arms and we decline the advice.
When Honor's sun declines and Wealth takes wings Then Learning shines the best of precious things.
During the Cold War we gathered information by listening to the Soviets taking pictures of the Soviets and we allowed our human intelligence to decline.
I think there's been a decline in the public's access to what's being done with their tax dollars what's being done in their name. I hope that that will be repaired.
I've declined every congressional benefit I could decline federal health insurance the retirement program the 403(b) program which I think is overly generous. I've got self-imposed term limits of six terms if I have the privilege to serve that long.
The truth is women use contraception not only as a way to prevent unintended pregnancies but also to improve their health and the health of their families. Increased access to contraception is directly linked to declines in maternal and infant mortality.
I think the country's getting disgusted with Washington partly because of the decline of civility in government.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.
But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries.
You can almost see voters nodding their heads at home: The public's faith in politicians and political institutions has been on a steep and dangerous decline for decades because elected leaders fail to deliver.
We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.
The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.
This cream will help one's nature strengthen and grow The diet gives support in my decline.
Land and sea weakness and decline are great separators but death is the great divorcer for ever.