„The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.“

Letter (September 1940)

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britischer Kavallerie-Offizier und Gründer der Pfadfinderbe… 1857 - 1941

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„Whether naïve on my part or not, it seemed worth taking the time to try to convince others that their lives possessed beauty and meaning worth preserving and honoring.“

—  Aberjhani author 1957

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„I believe in one thing—that only a life lived for others is a life worth living.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Quelle: Attributed in posthumous publications, Einstein and the Poet (1983), p. 91

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„There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.“

—  Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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„What is the worth of any thing,
But for the happiness 'twill bring?“

—  Richard Owen Cambridge British poet 1717 - 1802

"Learning: A Dialogue", line 23; in The Works of Richard Owen Cambridge (1803), Miscellaneous Verses, p. 10

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„(…)while it's true that the unexamined life is not worth living, it's also true that the unlived life isn't worth examining.“

—  Robert McKee American academic specialised in seminars for screenwriters 1941

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„Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Criticism without suggestion is like trying to stop flood with flood and put out fire with fire. It will surely be without worth.“

—  Mozi Chinese political philosopher and religious reformer of the Warring States period -470 - -391 v.Chr

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—  William Beebe American ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, and explorer 1877 - 1962

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„It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress (1905-1906), Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense

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„Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?“

—  Leonard Ravenhill British writer 1907 - 1994

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„To try to be happy is to try to build a machine with no other specification than that it shall run noiselessly.“

—  Robert Oppenheimer American theoretical physicist and professor of physics 1904 - 1967

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Kontext: Everyone wants rather to be pleasing to women and that desire is not altogether, though it is very largely, a manifestation of vanity. But one cannot aim to be pleasing to women any more than one can aim to have taste, or beauty of expression, or happiness; for these things are not specific aims which one may learn to attain; they are descriptions of the adequacy of one's living. To try to be happy is to try to build a machine with no other specification than that it shall run noiselessly.

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„His was the scorn which thinks it not worth the while to be scornful. Those he most scorned, never knew it.“

—  Herman Melville, buch Pierre: or, The Ambiguities

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