„Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.“

Quelle: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

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Suzuki Shunryū
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„You have to treat every day as the last day of your appointment, regardless of how long you are going to serve.“

—  Jiang Yi-huah Taiwanese politician 1960

Jiang Yi-huah (2013) cited in " Amid massive anti-nuclear protests, Taiwanese rethink their desired lifestyle http://www.taiwaninsights.com/tag/premier-jiang-yi-huah/" on Taiwan Insights, 14 April 2013

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„There are moments in your life when you see yourself through someone else’s eyes, when your only hope of believing you’re capable of doing something is because someone else believes it for you.“

—  Marc Acito American novelist, humorist, screenwriter 1966

Quelle: How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

„I am myself, though from moment to moment something else seems to be looking on.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016

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Kontext: I am myself, though from moment to moment something else seems to be looking on. Whatever will be required of me, however, can best be done if I remember who I am.

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„Choose your friends, then treat them as friends; do not regard them like slaves or servants, but associate with them frankly and simply and generously; not saying one thing of them and thinking something else.“

—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363

Myth at the end of Julian's oration to the cynic Heracleios, as translated in The Emperor Julian : Paganism and Christianity (1879) http://www.third-millennium-library.com/MedievalHistory/Julian_the_Emperor/CHAPTER_VI.html by Gerald Henry Rendall, Ch. VI : Julian's Personal Religion, p. 138
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Kontext: "Suppose that I and Athene, at the behest of Zeus", said Helios, "were to make you steward of all these in the room of him that hath the inheritance." Then the young man clung to him once more, and besought him greatly that he might remain there. But he said, "Be not very rebellious, lest the excess of my love be turned to the fierceness of hatred."
So the young man answered, "Most mighty Helios, and thee Athene, and Zeus himself, I do adjure, do with me what ye will."
After this Hermes, suddenly reappearing, filled him with new courage, for now he thought he had found a guide for his return journey, and his sojourn on earth. And Athene said, "Listen, most goodly child of mine and of this good sire divine! This heir, you see, finds no pleasure in the best of his shepherds, while the flatterers and rogues have made him their subject and slave. Consequently the good love him not, while his supposed friends wrong and injure him most fatally. Take heed therefore when you return, not to put the flatterer before the friend. Give ear, my son, to yet a second admonition. Yon sleeper is habitually deceived; do you therefore be sober and watch, that the flatterer may never deceive and cheat you by a show of friendly candor, just as some sooty and grimy smith by dressing in white and plastering his cheeks with enamel might finally induce you to give him one of your daughters to wife. List now to a third admonition. Set a strong watch upon yourself: reverence us and us alone, and of men him that is like us and none other. You see what tricks self-consciousness and dumb-foundering faint-heartedness have played with yonder idiot." Great Helios here took up the discourse and said, "Choose your friends, then treat them as friends; do not regard them like slaves or servants, but associate with them frankly and simply and generously; not saying one thing of them and thinking something else. See how distrust towards friends has damaged yonder heritor. Love your subjects as we love you. Let respect toward us take precedence of all goods: for we are your benefactors and friends and saviours."
At these words the young man's heart was full, and he made ready there and then to obey the Gods implicitly always. "Away, then", said Helios, "and good hope go with you. For we shall be with you everywhere, I and Athene and Hermes here, and with us all the Gods that are in Olympus, and Gods of the air and of the earth, and all manner of deities everywhere, so long as you are holy toward us, loyal to your friends, kindly to your subjects, ruling and guiding them for their good. Never yield yourself a slave to your own desires or theirs. …"

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„5000. This, or any Moment may be your last.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„A Christian ought to be disposed and prepared to keep in mind that he has to reckon with God every moment of his life.“

—  John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564

Page 28.
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„We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.“

—  John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009

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„This work fascinates me more than anything else I have ever done. I've been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.“

—  Walter Besant English novelist and historian 1836 - 1901

October 2, 1897: To-Day, An Interview with Sir Walter Besant http://books.google.com/books?id=unhNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA262

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„May love be your guide in every moment of your life.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Though widely attributed to Coelho on the internet, and originally added here within the section for The Alchemist, this specific form has not been located in any editions available in online searches. The directive "Let love be your guide" is a very old one, and did not originate with Coelho.

„Trust your happiness and the richness of your life at this moment. It is as true and as much yours as anything else that ever happened to you.“

—  Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980

Quelle: Letters of Katherine Anne Porter

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