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Quotation by Lewis Carroll
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898), British author, mathematician. The Red Queen, in Through the Looking-Glass, "The Garden of Live Flowers," (1872).
The passage is usually quoted with reference to rapidly changing political situations.
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