boredom

A Quote by Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet on boredom and life

The inexorable boredom that is at the core of life.

Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627 - 1704)

Source: M. A. Couturier, Se Garder Libre

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A Quote by J. B. Ferrarius on boredom, country, and daughters

The three daughters of Hesperus, the Hesperides, fled to Italy from Africa. Aegle took her citrons to the country near Lake Garda, Arethusa bore her lemons to Liguria, and Hesperthusa sowed seed of oranges in the Campania Felix.

J. B. Ferrarius

Source: A fable

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on belief, boredom, heaven, hell, and life

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on boredom, depression, and life

The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on animals and boredom

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Heraclitus on boredom and control

To do the same thing over and over is not only boredom; it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.

Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on boredom, companions, men, and path

The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not obtained by sudden flight But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern - unseen before, A path to higher destinies.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Ladder of Saint Augustine.

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A Quote by Henry Alfred Kissinger on boredom, celebrity, faults, niceness, and people

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

Henry Kissinger (1923 -)

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A Quote by Henry Ford on boredom

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A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

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A Quote by Gian Vincenzo Gravina on boredom, company, and solitude

Bore: a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

Gian Vincenzo Gravina

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