Quotes: seriousness

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  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
  • Bob Ney
    Bob Ney
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    In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    Jews and homosexuals are the outstanding creative minorities in contemporary urban culture. Creative, that is, in the truest sense: they are creators of sensibilities. The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
  • My whole effort here is to keep you as non-serious as possible, for the simple reason that meditation, all kinds of meditation, can make you too serious and that seriousness will create a spiritual disease and nothing else. Unless a meditation brings you more laughter, more joy, more playfulness, avoid it. It is not for you.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life.
  • Anthea Turner
    Anthea Turner
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    Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness are my closest friends.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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    Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
    P. J. O'Rourke
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    Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
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