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There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know. – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
I always liked the stubborn bleakness of Ecclesiastes. And I always liked The Devil’s Dictionary. Surprised I never found this quote before.
He’s good on jealousy too:
Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping
“Politics and economics are concerned with power and wealth, neither of which should be the primary, still less the exclusive, concern of full-grown men” – Arthur C Clarke, Profiles of the Future, 1984
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero