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Quotes of stagnation

  1. A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today -it's sad and it's sick... and it's profitable. – Heather Donahue
  2. My mind rebels at stagnation Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. – Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. They emphasize the viewpoint that the protracted economic stagnation in Japan derives from incomplete economic adjustments to significant changes in relative prices. – Toshihiko Fukui
  4. The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation but false progress. – Sydney J. Harris
  5. A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood. – Henry A. Kissinger
  6. Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation – Amy Lowell
  7. Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation the one is life, the other death. – Ernestine L. Rose
  8. Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro -growth policies that promote prosperity? – Paul Ryan
  9. Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
  10. I think Gadhafi is on the mark. And up until this point in time, I think they truly want to turn this around and become a positive player with the West after years and years of terrorism and stagnation – Curt Weldon
  11. The unique danger today is the possibility that we may face longer -term stagnation as a consequence of relying too heavily on borrowed money. – Mortimer Zuckerman

Usage examples for stagnation

  1. It seemed very odd- such a complete stagnation of affairs, military and civil- but we went to dinner in spite of our disappointment. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  2. Storms may sweep the face of the deep, but in the abyss there is calm which is not stagnation – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  3. The men went gladly, accepting the long ride as a welcome relief to the stagnation of a garrison winter. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  4. It is caused by a complete stagnation of the digestive organs, and often makes its appearance after a heavy rain, or long wet spell, when the yards are invariably wet, sloppy and offensive. – Natural and Artificial Duck Culture by James Rankin
  5. She was lifted out of her dull despondency, which had threatened to become stagnation and restored to her natural life and energy and the fresh spring of youthful spirits. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  6. Everywhere there was misery and stagnation – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. I remarked a considerable improvement in the different towns we passed through: the people look cleaner, and an air of business has replaced the stagnation that used to prevail, except in Marseilles and Toulon, which were always busy cities. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  8. On the contrary, these years were in general marked by educational stagnation – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  9. On this trip we learned that there was a general stagnation in trade, and especially with this class of goods; and to undertake to push more jewelry on those who then had more than they needed and more than they could pay for, would be foolish and unbusiness- like. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  10. It was nevertheless true that at present poor Roderick gave unprecedented tokens of moral stagnation and as for genius being held by the precarious tenure he had sketched, Rowland was at a loss to see whence he could borrow the authority to contradict him. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  11. There was a fear at this time that the principles of open warfare might easily be forgotten during the long periods of stagnation in the trenches. – The Story of the "9th King's" in France by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  12. One who would meet these two again after the interval of a few months would be astonished at the distance which has been left between them by the stagnation of one and the advance of the other. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  13. Hence stagnation in our manufacturing districts. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  14. Miss Edgeworth certainly understood fully the nature of the disorder of her patients, the ennui, the stagnation of life and feeling that devoured them and sunk many of them at last to a depth at which they no longer merited the name of rational human beings. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  15. The consequence was, that there was a general stagnation of trade; numbers of artisans and laborers of every kind were thrown out of work, and their enforced idleness and poverty, which was its result, made them ready to become the tools of demagogues such as are never wanting in the hour of distress and perplexity. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  16. The topsails of the Southern Belle had hardly more than appeared over the horizon, when people began to wake up and realize that stagnation had too long held them in its thrall. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  17. 2. Again, if men of various useful employments should be located with the missionary, there would be held up before the children examples of Christian industry and enterprise; whereas, in their present isolated condition, the children suffer from an atmosphere of indolence and stagnation – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  18. Only the quarterly call of the Dutch steamer stirs the stagnation of ages on the Soela- Bessir isles, but although the young, sharing in that wondrous heritage of mirth and gladness peculiar to the joyous early life of the tropics, recognise no limitations in their lot, the mothers sadly repeat the complaint heard elsewhere that no chance of improvement is given to them. – Through the Malay Archipelago by Emily Richings
  19. The result has been to throw us all back into the condition of stagnation and depression. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner

Rhymes for stagnation