„The best things in life are beyond money; their price is agony and sweat and devotion… and the price demanded for the most precious of all things in life is life itself - ultimate cost for perfect value.“

—  Robert Anson Heinlein, book Starship Troopers
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„For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.“

—  Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
As quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1898) by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, p. 289.

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„The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty.“

—  Yoshida Kenkō japanese writer 1283 - 1350
Essays in Idleness (1967 Columbia University Press, Trns: Donald Keene), Context: If man were never to fade away like the dews of Adashino never to vanish like the smoke over Toribeyama, but lingered on forever in the world, how things would lose their power to move us! The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty. Consider living creatures- none lives so long a man. The May fly waits not for the evening, the summer cicada knows neither spring nor autumn. What a wonderfully unhurried feeling it is to live even even a single year in perfect serenity.

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„Labour was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all the wealth of the world was originally purchased; and its value, to those who possess it, and who want to exchange it for some new productions, is precisely equal to the quantity of labour which it can enable them to purchase or command. Chapter V, p. 38.

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„Courage is the price that
Life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things“

—  Amelia Earhart American aviation pioneer and author 1897 - 1937
Context: Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release From little things: Knows not the livid loneliness of fear, Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings. Poetry written around the time of the breaking of her "tenuous engagement" to Samuel Chapman (c. 1928), published in Amelia, My Courageous Sister : Biography of Amelia Earhart (1987) by Muriel Earhart Morrissey and Carol L. Osborne, p. 74; also in Amelia : A Life of the Aviation Legend (1999) by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, p. 38

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—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
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„The quantity of money, which is readily parted with to obtain a thing is called its price.“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832
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„The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1910s, Context: Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Letter to S. Stanwood Menken, chairman, committee on Congress of Constructive Patriotism (January 10, 1917). Roosevelt’s sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson, read the letter to a national meeting, January 26, 1917. Reported in Proceedings of the Congress of Constructive Patriotism, Washington, D.C., January 25–27, 1917 (1917), p. 172

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