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"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."

abyss quote by Anonymous

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"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."

abyss quote by Joseph Campbell

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"If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."

abyss quote by Thomas Huxley

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"And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude."

abyss quote by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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"Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise foundress of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss."

abyss quote by Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller

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"Gaze long into the abyss, and the abyss gazes into you"

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."

abyss quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"He who fights monsters should look into it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Neitzsche

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"I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!"

abyss quote by Victor Hugo

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"I hold a creed, which no one ever taught me, and which I seldon mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest - a mighty home - not a terror and an abyss. With this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime, I can so sincerly forgive the first while I abhor the last; with this creed, revenge never worries my heart, degredation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice bever crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end."

abyss quote by Charlotte Bronte

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"The stream of thought flows on; but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures."

abyss quote by William James

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"The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures."

abyss quote by William James

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"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous."

abyss quote by Simone Weil

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"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself."

abyss quote by William Butler Yeats

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"Anarchism asserts the possibility of an organization without discipline, fear, or punishment, and without the pressure of poverty: a new social organism which will make an end to the terrible struggle for the means of existence, --the savage struggle which undermines the finest qualities in man, and ever widens the social abyss. In short, Anarchism strives towards a social organization which will establish well-being for all."

abyss quote by Emma Goldman

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"Shut your eyes, wait, think of nothing. Now, open them ... one sees nothing but a great coloured undulation. What then? An irradiation and glory of colour. This is what a picture should give us ... an abyss in which the eye is lost, a secret germination, a coloured state of grace ... loose conciousness. Descend with the painter into the dim tangled roots of things, and rise again from them in colours, be steeped in the light of them."

abyss quote by Paul Cezanne

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"What are the convulsions of a city in comparison with the insurrections of the soul? Man is a depth still greater than the people. Jean Valjean at that very moment was the prey of a terrible upheaval. Every sort of gulf had opened again within him. He also was trembling, like Paris, on the brink of an obscure and formidable revolution. A few hours had sufficed to bring this about. His destiny and his conscience had suddenly been covered with gloom. Of him also, as well as of Paris, it might have been said: Two principles are face to face. The white angel and the black angel are about to seize each other on the bridge of the abyss. Which of the two will hurl the other over? Who will carry the day?"

abyss quote by Victor Hugo

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"The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it."

abyss quote by Cesare Pavese

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"All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind."

abyss quote by Logan Pearsall Smith

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"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain, - the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man - perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend? No; I cannot believe that: I hold another creed: which no one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling: for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest - a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end."

abyss quote by Charlotte Bronte

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"...In one such dark place, I felt conscious of a singular accession of fright, as if some subtle and bodiless emanation from the abyss were engulfing my spirit; but the blackness was too great for me to percieve the source of my alarm..."

abyss quote by H.P. Lovecraft

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"Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality; it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see."

abyss quote by Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen

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"Sometimes when you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back."

abyss quote by The Order

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"Time is an abyss. Profound as a thousand nights... Centuries come and go... To be unable to grow old is terrible. Death is not the worst... There are things more horrible than death. Can you imagine... Enduring centuries... experiencing each day with the same futile things."

abyss quote by Nosferatu (Hertzhog)

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"There is no drop of water in the ocean, not even in the deepest parts of the abyss, that does not know and respond to the mysterious forces that create the tide."

abyss quote by Rachel Carson

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"I have the right to do my own thinking. I am going to do it. I have never met any minister that I thought had brain enough to think for himself and for me too. I do my own. I have no reverence for barbarism, no matter how ancient it may be, and no reverence for the savagery of the Old Testament; no reverence for the malice of the New. And let me tell you here tonight that the Old Testament is a thousand times better than the New. The Old Testament threatened no vengeance beyond the grave. God was satisfied when his enemy was dead. It was reserved for the New Testament-it was reserved for universal benevolence - to rend the veil between time and eternity and fix the horrified gaze of man upon the abyss of hell. The New Testament is just as much worse than the Old, as hell is worse than sleep. And yet it is the fashion to say that the Old Testament is bad and that the New Testament is good. I have no reverence for any book that teaches a doctrine contrary to my reason; no reverence for any book that teaches a doctrine contrary to my heart; and, no matter how old it is, no matter how many have believed it, no matter how many have died on account of it, no matter how many live for it, I have no reverence for that book, and I am glad of it."

abyss quote by Robert G. Ingersoll

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"How the old mountains drip with sunset, And the brake of dun! How the hemlocks are tipped in tinsel By the wizard sun! How the old steeples hand the scarlet, Till the ball is full, -- Have I the lip of the flamingo That I dare to tell? Then, how the fire ebbs like billows, Touching all the grass With a departing, sapphire feature, As if a duchess pass! How a small dusk crawls on the village Till the houses blot; And the odd flambeaux no men carry Glimmer on the spot! Now it is night in nest and kennel, And where was the wood, Just a dome of abyss is nodding Into solitude! -- These are the visions baffled Guido; Titian never told; Domenichino dropped the pencil, Powerless to unfold."

abyss quote by Emily Dickinson

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"By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed."

abyss quote by Lewis Mumford

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"I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another."

abyss quote by Erich Maria Remarque

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"If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. correction He who fights with beasts should look in to that he himself doesn't become a beast. If you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."

abyss quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Nothing can throw thee into the infernal abyss so much as this detested word -- heed well! -- this mine and thine."

abyss quote by Angelus Silesius

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"I urge you to spend your youth profitably in study and virtue.... In brief, let me see in you an abyss of knowledge."

abyss quote by François Rabelais

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"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness..."

abyss quote by Vladimir Nabokov

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"When sleep enters the body like smoke and man journeys into the abyss..."

abyss quote by Nelly Sachs

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"He who shouts into the abyss only receives the echo of his own desolation."

abyss quote by Loki Monahan

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"It does not have to be an institute--- mental asylum could be your mind where you strive hard to treat and cure but many times you fail and fall in the abyss of hideous chaos, chained mercilessly, trying to break free... And then you have only your walls where you scratch with your nails whilst your sane expressions conceal that hysterical laughter inside your head..."

abyss quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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"Compare not with an ocean, Though 'tis wide, though 'tis deep, But has its end, 'tis restricted, It has its end... but not an abyss..."

abyss quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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"No words could ever make me lose my soul in the realms of ecstasy of that unknown abyss of unexplainable pleasure the way your words did, and I dont think any words ever will other than yours. None could or can ever reach that intensity---not in this life, not even in a billion; trust you-me!"

abyss quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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"There's a hole in my heart, and it's the abyss...come, and nobody will ever find your identity or existence--- not you, and not even me!"

abyss quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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