— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
„Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.“
Quelle: Little Women
„Life is a gift that the humblest may boast of
And one that the humblest may well make the most of.
Get out and live it each hour of the day,
Wear it and use it as much as you may;
Don't keep it in niches and corners and grooves,
You'll find that in service its beauty improves.“
— Edgar Guest American writer 1881 - 1959
Quelle: A Heap o' Livin' (1916), Life, stanza 2, p. 64.
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (1938), I Philosophy
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
Time Management (2007)
— Jane Austen, buch Stolz und Vorurteil
Quelle: Pride and Prejudice
„How ungenerously in later life we disclaim the virtuous moods of our youth, living in retrospect long, summer days of unreflecting dissipation. There is no candour in a story of early manhood which leaves out of account the home-sickness for nursery morality, the regrets and resolutions of amendment, the black hours which, like zero on the roulette table, turn up with roughly calculable regularity.“
— Evelyn Waugh, buch Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited (1945)
„There is so much uncertainty in cricket. One day you can get a hundred, the next day you can be dismissed for a zero. It makes you become practical about things. Teaches you to accept both success and failure. I think I have learnt a lot about life from cricket.“
— Mahela Jayawardene Former Sri Lankan cricketer 1977
Quoted in S. Dinakar, " I have learnt a lot about life from cricket http://www.hinduonnet.com/tss/tss2438/24380360.htm," Sport Star, vol. 24, no. 38 (2001-09-22).
— Mitch Albom, buch The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Quelle: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
„With the passing of the years, each neighbourhood, each street in a city evokes a memory, a meeting, a regret, a moment of happiness for those who were born there and have lived there. Often the same street is tied up with successive memories, to the extent that the topography of a city becomes your whole life, called to mind in successive layers as if you could decipher the writings superimposed on a palimpsest. And also the lives of the thousands upon thousands of other, unknown, people passing by on the street or in the Métro passageways at rush hour.“
— Patrick Modiano French writer 1945
From Nobel Lecture (2014)
„It was a remarkable time of my life. I don’t think anyone except the few people who have played James Bond can tell you how strange and special it is and how much your life changes. I have no regrets about doing it at all.“
— Timothy Dalton British actor of stage, film and television 1944
On playing Bond. [Timothy Dalton Reflects On 007, 2007-02-19, http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/dalton_hot_fuzz.php3?t=&s=, MI6 - The Home of James Bond, 2007-02-21]
— Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night
Act 4 http://books.google.com/books?id=YI8iwzZhl6AC&q=%22what+the+hell+was+it+I+wanted+to+buy+I+wonder+that+was+worth+well+no+matter+it's+a+late+day+for+regrets%22&pg=PT133#v=onepage
Long Day's Journey into Night (1955)
„Hitherto, the well-to-do have governed this country for their own interest; and I will do them this credit—they have achieved their object. Now I trust the time is approaching for those who work and have not. My aim in life is to make life pleasanter for this great majority; I do not care if it becomes in the process less pleasant for the well-to-do minority. Take America, for instance. Cultured persons complain that the society there is vulgar; less agreeable to the delicate tastes of delicately trained minds. But it is infinitely preferable to the ordinary worker.“
— Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914
Said to Beatrice Webb as recorded in her diary (12 January 1884), quoted in Webb, My Apprenticeship (Penguin, 1971), p. 141.
— Taliesin Welsh bard 534 - 599
Book of Taliesin (c. 1275?), The Pleasant Things of Taliesin
„The notion of "intricate and beautiful complexities" is almost an oxymoron. Unix programmers vie with each other for "simple and beautiful" honors — a point that's implicit in these rules, but is well worth making overt.“
— Doug McIlroy American computer scientist, mathematician, engineer, and programmer 1932
Doug McIlroy (2003). The Art of Unix Programming: Basics of the Unix Philosophy http://www.catb.org/esr/writings/taoup/html/ch01s06.html
„I can’t pretend to have worked my way up through adversity. I need the money not for food like other people, but to prove that I’m worth something. Jaws freed me to discover that a successful movie didn’t make a damn bit of difference to my life.“
— Lorraine Gary American actress 1937
Lorraine Gary Got a Big Bite of Jaws 2—but Not, She Insists, Because She's the Boss's Wife http://people.com/archive/lorraine-gary-got-a-big-bite-of-jaws-2-but-not-she-insists-because-shes-the-bosss-wife-vol-10-no-6/ (August 7, 1978)
— Aphra Behn British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer 1640 - 1689
The Younger Brother, Act III, sc. ii (published posthumously 1696).
— Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
5 November 1958
My Day (1935–1962)
„What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily?“
Quem mihi dabis qui aliquod pretium tempori ponat, qui diem aestimet, qui intellegat se cotidie mori?
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter I: On Saving Time
— Bill Haywood Labor organizer 1869 - 1928
(Haywood variation) Eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep - and eight dollars a day!
Roughneck, The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, Peter Carlson, 1983, page 147.