— Abraham Maslow, buch Motivation and Personality
Quelle: Motivation and Personality (1954), p. 255.
— Yoshida Kenkō japanese writer 1283 - 1350
Essays in Idleness (1967 Columbia University Press, Trns: Donald Keene)
Kontext: 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.
„A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.“
— John Milton, buch Areopagitica
„Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems and we let life slip away, but life is precious, all of life, and one must try to take in as much of it as possible.“
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
„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 A. Heinlein, buch Starship Troopers
Quelle: Starship Troopers
„Realizing that life is precious the natural tendency is to trample on it, like laughing at a funeral.“
— Lester Bangs American music critic and journalist 1948 - 1982
"Peter Laughner" (September/October 1977), p. 222
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (1988)
— Louisa May Alcott, buch Little Women
Quelle: Little Women
— David Clement-Davies, buch The Sight
Quelle: The Sight
— Thomas Bailey Aldrich American poet, novelist, editor 1836 - 1907
Broken Music; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Variante: So precious life is! Even to the old the hours are as a miser’s coins!
„My darling girl, Unfortunately, this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh. All the same, or precisely for this reason, it is happiness and comfort for us men to have a precious sweetheart - and I have the most precious, the dearest and best of all!“
— Martin Bormann Nazi leader and private secretary to Adolf Hitler 1900 - 1945
Quoted in "The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations" - Page 873 - by Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993.
„As an atheist, I believe that all life is unspeakably precious, because it’s only here for a brief moment, a flare against the dark, and then it’s gone forever.“
— J. Michael Straczynski, Passing Through Gethsemane
Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5 : "Passing Through Gethsemane : jms speaks" (13 July (2004) http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/us/guide/048.html.
Kontext: As an atheist, I believe that all life is unspeakably precious, because it’s only here for a brief moment, a flare against the dark, and then it’s gone forever. No afterlives, no second chances, no backsies. So there can be nothing crueler than the abuse, destruction or wanton taking of a life. It is a crime no less than burning the Mona Lisa, for there is always just one of each. So I cannot forgive.
„Life is fleeting. Don't waste a single moment of your precious life. Wake up now! And now! And now!“
— Ruth Ozeki, buch A Tale for the Time Being
Quelle: A Tale for the Time Being
„Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.“
— Arthur Miller, The Crucible
Quelle: The Crucible (1953)
Kontext: It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it. I beg you, woman, prevail upon your husband to confess. Let him give his lie. Quail not before God's judgment in this, for it may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.
— Alex Flinn, buch Beastly
„There is no greater evil than killing. I don't care whether they call it war or justice. Life is precious.“
— Brian Jacques, buch Mossflower