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Some quotes echo through the ages, passed down as words of wisdom or cautionary tales from generation to generation.

Karl Marx is one who springs to mind, who warned us that:

History repeats itself - first as tragedy, second as farce.

Might be something in that looking ahead.

Confucius once told us that:

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

And you don't have to look far back through modern history books to see how many falls we've had to rise from lately.

These quotes from the likes of Kathy Griffin and Donald Tusk probably won't live on to be one day uttered by our children's children's children, but they're probably the ones that defined 2017 - for better or for worse.

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