If this fail, The pillar'd firmament is rottenness, And earth's base built on stubble.
It is defiant the desperate act of men too profoundly convinced of the rottenness of our civilization to want to save a shred of its respectability.Sir Herbert Edward Read
Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular.jonathan franzen
Hopes have precarious life. They are oft blighted, withered, snapped sheer off In vigorous growth and turned to rottenness.george eliot
The rottenness of the matter which is the foundation of everything!
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.thomas jefferson