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Definition of Abyss

Abyss

  1. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
  2. Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
  3. The center of an escutcheon.

Abyss Quotations

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

abyss in Danish is afgrund
abyss in Dutch is afgrond, kolk
abyss in German is Abgrund {m}
abyss in Italian is abisso
abyss in Latin is profundum, vorago
abyss in Norwegian is avgrunn
abyss in Spanish is derrumbadero, abismo
abyss in Swedish is svalg, avgrund

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