Quotes: ephemeral

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  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
    Mario Vargas Llosa
    Peruvian writer, politician, journalist and essayist 1936-
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    No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
  • Florence King
    Florence King
    American Author, Critic 1936-
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    Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind. We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories... but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted déjà vu.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
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    Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
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