There is nothing new under the sun  

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"What makes the difference in life is not what is said, but how it is said. As for the 'what,' the same thing has already been said perhaps many times before—and so the old saying is true: there is nothing new under the sun" --Kierkegaard

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There is nothing new under the sun is a dictum that means that there is nothing truly novel in existence. Every new idea has some sort of precedent or echo from the past.



From Latin nihil sub sole novum, from the Hebrew, from Ecclesiastes 1:9.

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