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The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as
has that of France and Britain;
Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
- Emily Greene Balch

If the poet has pursued a moral objective,
he has diminished his poetic force.
- Charles Baudelaire

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape
not because they have diminished but because they have
become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
- Freda Adler

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily
diminished by our knowledge of its causes,
its character, its importance or insignificance.
- T. S. Eliot

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Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life;
any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished,
if not diseased.
- Joe Klein

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible
with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.
- Anthony Trollope

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers,
has diminished.
- Constance Baker Motley

 

Conflicting commercial regulations of the different
States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade;
hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short,
the security behind the notes is diminished,
the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended,
and the panic follows.
- John Buchanan Robinson

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which
is not diminished by the indifference of others.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Hip Hop has become real constrained.
The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished.
- Grandmaster Flash

The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force
which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable,
and can neither be increased nor diminished.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished
his knowledge of the world.
- William Shenstone

We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology,
and our kids have their face in the computers all day.
The human relationship is being diminished by this.
- Lenny Kravitz

Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards -
the things we live by and teach our children -
are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
- Walt Disney

I have been vain since birth.
I expected other people to like what I did,
although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
- Wallace Shawn

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
- Benjamin Franklin

The beauty of empowering others is that your own power
is not diminished in the process.
- Barbara Colorose

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
- Gerard Arpey

When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff
you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but
you have it diminished...
that's kind of disappointing.
- Joni Mitchell

And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself
and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any.
That's the necessary part of being a writer,
you better like being alone.
- John Irving

Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq,
the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult,
and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished.
It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq.
- Earl Blumenauer

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament
hanging in the blackness of space.
As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size.
Finally it shrank to the size of a marble,
the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
- James Irwin

Unlike then, the mail stream of today has diminished
by such things as e-mails and faxes and cell phones and text messages,
largely electronic means of communication that replace mail.
- John M. McHugh

The personality problem is so tough when you're not able to pay people.
It's bad enough when you can pay people,
but, when you have people working for free,
often their motivation is diminished considerably.
- John Badham

For as long as the power of America's diversity is
diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against
people just because they are black,
Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay,
we still must overcome.
- Ron Kind

If the demand for home commodities should be diminished,
because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords,
it will be increased in a far greater degree by the
increased opulence of the commercial classes.
- David Ricardo

My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology,
was hardly conceivable even by my own friends,
or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing,
over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing
proof of the remarkable change.
- William Banting

I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show
them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run
on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards.
I don't know what possessed me to do that,
but I did.
- Brian Setzer

I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue
and immune dysfunction syndrome,
and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now,
so I have to get better before I can start another big project.
- Laura Hillenbrand

In bodies moved, the motion is received,
increased, diminished, or lost, according to the relations
of the quantity of matter and velocity;
each diversity is uniformity,
each change is constancy.
- Charles de Secondat

The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules,
where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all,
and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such
an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.
- Andrew Eldritch

In their work, then, as in their play,
men and women are more and more coming to share with each other as comrades,
and really the fun of life seems in no wise diminished as a consequence.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of
having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
- Jim Fiebig

To describe happiness is to diminish it.
- Stendhal

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force,
our purpose is clear.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's
weapons of mass destruction program.
- William J. Clinton

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

A few words of Hindi appear here or there,
but it's all Urdu.
I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are,
uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.
- Ismail Merchant

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing
to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word,
'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
- C. S. Lewis

How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we
try to express it in words.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition;
to curb that,
is the first step to contentment, since to diminish
expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney

The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were
struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original.
Too many sequels diminish the original.
- Dean Koontz

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it,
for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
- Dean Koontz

If you really want to diminish a candidate,
depict him as the foil of his handler.
This is as old in American politics as politics itself.
- Karl Rove

When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion,
they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to,
or else diminish and distort it.
- Jack Schwartz

There is in my work a very strong religious foreground and background.
In the later work some of that tends to diminish,
but it's certainly present in the early work.
- Chaim Potok

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
- Howard Zinn

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible.
If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining
Europe they could not have found a better way.
- Jacques Chirac

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me.
I think for too long we've had a cult of personality
in this company and in this industry,
and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.
- Bill Ford

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
- Thomas Traherne

We must never forget or diminish the sacrifices of
those who gave everything for this nation.
- Jim Walsh

Undeniably the American art form, too.
And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish
the American experience and example.
And sometimes trash it completely.
- Charlton Heston

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool.
I may be one now.
But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
- Dylan Thomas

With what's happened in the world the last three years,
it's easier to see why it's become popular again to
diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture.
- Tony Shalhoub

I don't value authority.
I don't value the systems.
I don't value patriarchal religion.
I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth.
So I'm not scared of the end result,
and that is the biggest asset I have.
- Susan Powter

You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices
for the tables of mankind,
and not rather favor an artificial control of birth,
which would be irrational, in order to diminish the
number of guests at the banquet of life.
- Pope Paul VI

This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold,
wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their
fate since their great benefactor was dead,
and though strong and brave men wept when I met them.
- Gideon Welles

The whole action of the laws tended to increase the
number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers,
was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population.
- Henry Charles Carey

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive,
is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage.
I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means.
In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry
diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
- Ted Olson

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed,
and mortals dependent one upon another.
Some nations increase, others diminish,
and in a short space the generations of living creatures
are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
- Lucretius

The most important things are the hardest things to say.
They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings -
words shrink things that seem timeless when they are
in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
- Stephen King

And I'm hoping that over the next 20,
50 years, whatever, the mystique of television and
film and all that will diminish somewhat,
and people will leave us alone to get on with our jobs.
- Erika Slezak

The accumulation of skill and science which has been
directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods,
has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated;
distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.
- Charles Babbage

The first thing is that we're being attacked by both
the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild.
Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance
and strength of the director.
They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.
- John Frankenheimer

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller


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