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The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence,--luxury, scepticism, weariness and supe ...
If thou fill thy brain with Boston and New York, with fashion and covetousness, and wilt stimulate thy jaded senses with wine and ...
You're looking, sir, at a very dull survivor of a very gaudy life. Crippled, paralyzed in both legs. Very little I can eat, and my ...
It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly.
The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable in ...
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do n ...
come peace or war, the progress of America and Europe
Becomes a long process of deterioration--
In frolics dispose your pounds, shillings, and pence,
For we shall be nothing a hundred years hence.
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Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more ...
A city built upon mud;
A culture built upon profit;
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