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Letter "D" » degenerate
«A horrible sexual degenerate.»
«It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.»
«All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals»
«In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.»
Author: Simone Weil
, The Church
«Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.»
«Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.»
«If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.»
Author: Lord Chesterfield
, lay aside
«Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen.»
«Most virtues when carried beyond certain bonds degenerate into vices.»
«Degenerate bastard, I'll not trouble thee»