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Letter "D" » debase
«Only for the phony is commercialism-the bending of creativity to common utility-a naughty word. To the truly creative, it is a bridge to the great audience, a means of sharing rather than debasing.»
«However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.»
«Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage. That is all true. But it is only fair, too, to let them know that the garments of the deity are filthy and that some of her influences debase and befoul a people.»
Author: Rebecca Harding Davis
, a people
, look upon
, The National
«Every reiteration of the idea that nothing matters debases the human spirit»
«Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.»
Author: Edmund Burke
, breathe in
«It's the whole Nietzche philosophy of you are your own God. That's why I debase myself in the concerts and tell people to spit on me. I'm saying to them 'You are no different from me'.»
Author: Marilyn Manson
, in concert
, Philosophy of
, spit out
«Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?»
«And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.»
«I hate performers who debase great works of art; I long for their annihilation.»
«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.»