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Seriously deep quotes for a shallow world; minimal hackneyed (Einstein, Thoreau, Emerson...) quotes. Deeper dug - over several years; on Tumblr since 2008
“The meaningless absurdity of life is the only incontestable knowledge accessible to man.”
"I’m slightly surprised to be asked the question but, yes, we are patriots, and one of the things we are patriotic about is the nature of democracy, the nature of a free press."
- Alan Rusbridger, in answer to “Do you love this country”, parliamentary hearing, 2013
"Seek not to be happy, but rather to escape unhappiness; strong happiness is always linked with pain; therefore, hug the safe shore, and do not tempt the deeper raptures. Avoid disappointment by expecting little, and by aiming low; and above all do not fret."
“A melancholy time, so pleasing to the eye”
- Alexander Pushkin, Autumn, 1833
"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"Life is one just damn thing after another."
- Variously attributed, inc. to Winston Churchill
"The end result of competition is the end of competition."
- Karl Marx
“Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning.”
- Bertrand Russell, Our Knowledge of the External World
"The Capitalists can always buy themselves out of any crises, as long as they make the workers pay."
"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."
"All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it."
"For the secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“It is like layers of an onion, and the more you peel away, the more you feel like crying. There are two laws running this country: one for the security services and one for the rest of us.”
- James Miller, ex-MI5 agent, 1980s
[Definition:] “Advocating non-traditional sexual relationships among minors: The advocating among minors of non-traditional sexual relationships, manifested as the distribution of information aimed at shaping up minors’ non-traditional sexual attitudes, the formation of the attractiveness of non-traditional sexual relationships, or of the distorted idea of the social equality of traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships…”
- The Federal Law of the Russian Federation on Protecting Children from Information Causing Harm to Their Health and Development
"The politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder".
- Harry Patch