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old unknowns

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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

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May 25th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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the concerns of full-grown men

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“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

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April 20th, 2008 at 10:25 am

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classical wisdom

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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero

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April 4th, 2008 at 7:45 am