„No, no, no. There's no such thing as cheap and cheerful. It's cheap and nasty & expensive and cheerful.“
— Jeremy Clarkson English broadcaster, journalist and writer 1960
„Basic Survival goods are cheap, whereas narcissistic self-stimulation and social-display products are expensive. Living doesn’t cost much, but showing off does.“
— Jeffrey D. Sachs American economist 1954
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity" The Price of Civilization, 2011
Kontext: Though the United States is one of the world’s richest economies by per capita income, it ranks only around seventeenth in reported life satisfaction. It is superseded not only by the likely candidates of Finland, Norway, and Sweden, which all rank above the United States but also by less likely candidates such as Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. Indeed, one might surmise that it is health and longevity rather than income that give the biggest boost to reported life satisfaction. Since good health and longevity can be achieved at per capita income levels well below those of the United States, so too can life satisfaction. One marketing expert put it this way, with only slight exaggeration: Basic Survival goods are cheap, whereas narcissistic self-stimulation and social-display products are expensive. Living doesn’t cost much, but showing off does.
— James Gleick, kniha The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
Zdroj: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
„Your bombs and pens like swords, held high, up to my throat. You have made the cost of blood, as cheap as ink and all I think.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
"What Has Become"
For Whom The Troubadour Sings (2010)
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
„Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people?" says Peeta. "It costs everything you are.“
— Suzanne Collins, kniha Mockingjay
Varianta: It costs your life,” says Caesar.
“Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people?” says Peeta. “It costs everything you are.
— Walter Cronkite American broadcast journalist 1916 - 2009
— Robert Burton, kniha The Anatomy of Melancholy
Section 2, member 3, Air rectified. With a digression of the Air.
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part II
„Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Zdroj: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 44
Kontext: Concepts vs. self-actualization. — Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF. The process of maturing does not mean to become a captive of conceptualization. It is to come to the realization of what lies in our innermost selves.
„Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.“
— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
Lufkin, Texas http://www.kidbrothers.net/words/concert-transcripts/lufkin-texas-jul1997-full.html (July 19, 1997)
„Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire Orphans. There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit.“
— Daniel Handler, kniha The Slippery Slope
The Slippery Slope (2003)
— John Wilmot English politician 1748 - 1815
„Neither force nor manipulate others into following you. Rather dedicate your life to the highest truth and let the magnetism of truth itself pull people to you.“
— Govinda Bhagavatpada Indian philosopher advaita vendatna
The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition (2002)