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“Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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“The meaningless absurdity of life is the only incontestable knowledge accessible to man.”

- Tolstoy

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"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

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"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."

- Epicurus

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“A melancholy time, so pleasing to the eye”

- Alexander Pushkin, Autumn, 1833

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"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

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"Life is one just damn thing after another."

- Variously attributed, inc. to Winston Churchill

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“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

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"The Capitalists can always buy themselves out of any crises, as long as they make the workers pay."

- Lenin

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"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."

- Einstein

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"All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it."

- NDW

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"For the secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for."

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“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

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[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