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Quote Left War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. Quote Right
Quote Left By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber. Quote Right
Quote Left It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is degraded...to 'human materiel'. Quote Right
Quote Left The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. Quote Right
Quote Left Of all the various kinds of sexual intercourse, this has the least to recommend it. As an amusement, it is too fleeting; as an occupation, it is too wearing; as a public exhibition, there is no money in it. It is unsuited to the drawing room, and in the most cultured society it has long been banished from the social board. It has at last, in our day of progress and improvement, been degraded to brotherhood with flatulence. Among the best bred, these two arts are now indulged only in private--- though by consent of the whole company, when only males are present, it is still permissible, in good society, to remove the embargo on the fundamental sigh. Quote Right
Quote Left When Sir Joshua Reynolds died All Nature was degraded; Quote Right
Quote Left A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man. Quote Right
Quote Left The merely political aspect of the land is never very cheering; men are degraded when considered as the members of a political organization. Quote Right
Quote Left As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. Quote Right
Quote Left But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man. Quote Right
Quote Left Women ... are degraded by the ... propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient vir... Quote Right
Quote Left The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded. Quote Right
Quote Left I knew that suffering did not enoble; it degraded. It made men selfish, petty and suspicious. It absorbed them in small things...it made them less than men; and I wrote ferociously that we learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others. Quote Right
Quote Left Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient. Quote Right
Quote Left The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded. Quote Right

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Quote Left Television degraded society. The internet stunted human intellect. The third phase will have the worst impact, and will be the last form of technology our race will ever experience. Everything comes in three's. Quote Right