"I have no more neighbours. Most of the markets and traditional shops in Venice have closed."
"We attribute many things to tourism, but the truth is that incivility exists both among residents and foreigners."
"It is definitely a great business model - but what kind of student can afford this?"
"I strongly recommend that he use this sensitive position as a tool for gaining divine satisfaction and as a provision for the time he meets with God"
Iranian supreme leader
"In ancient Azerbaijan, when they were making bread, sometimes they had leftover dough. They found a good use for it, a tasty one"
Restaurant manager in Azerbaijan
"The poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer."
"The public tend to curse the medical and legal professions in ethically contested situations"
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