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This too shall pass

All is ephemeral, – fame and the famous as well.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Henry David Thoreau

Burning down the villagers

They make a desert and call it peace.

Tacitus

It does not seem like a prison until you try to break out

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg

Beyond Big Brother

Whenever people think of Orwell today they usually think also of security cameras and ‘Big Brother’. Orwell represents much more than that. He saw that language and writing can be perverted to deceive people rather than inform them. If we remember that single lesson then his legacy will remain secure.

Nick Bardsley (“Orwell is funny“)

Resist Futilism

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.

Marshall McLuhan

Rat Race

People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven’t got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.

Peter Ustinov