— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„Think of what's stored in an 80- or a 90-year-old mind. Just marvel at it. You've got to get out this information, this knowledge, because you've got something to pass on. There'll be nobody like you ever again. Make the most of every molecule you've got as long as you've got a second to go. That's your charge.“
— Studs Terkel American author, historian and broadcaster 1912 - 2008
David R. Brower, in an interview with Terkel, but much of it is sometimes misattributed to Terkel himself.
„It will hurt." said Petra. "But let's make the most of what we have, and not let future pain ruin present happiness.“
— Orson Scott Card, kniha Shadow Puppets
Zdroj: Shadow Puppets
— Aldous Huxley, kniha Brave New World
Zdroj: Brave New World
— Danielle Steel, kniha The Gift
Varianta: She didn't want to let go of him, or the baby, but sometimes life made you give up what you loved most.
Zdroj: The Gift
— Haruki Murakami, kniha What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Zdroj: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
— Jodi Picoult, kniha Nineteen Minutes
Zdroj: Nineteen Minutes
„It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.“
— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Varianta: It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Zdroj: How to Win Friends and Influence People
„You know, sometimes you've got to trust the people you love. You've got to trust that if they're good people, they'll make good decisions.“
— Janette Rallison American writer 1966
Zdroj: How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
— Deb Caletti American writer 1963
Zdroj: The Secret Life of Prince Charming
„What have I got to do to make you love me?
What have I got to do to make you care?
What do I do when lightning strikes me
And I wake to find that you're not there?What do I do to make you want me?
What have I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
And sorry seems to be the hardest word.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Song lyrics, Blue Moves (1976)
„By far the most vital lesson I have ever learned is the importance of what we think. If I knew what you think, I would know what you are. Our thoughts make us what we are.“
— Dale Carnegie, kniha How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Zdroj: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 5
„Well, I think there are people who are getting work that they wouldn't otherwise have. For many of them apparently, it fits in with their lifestyles, so that they can make their own schedules. I think you've got a company that is expanding and delivers, what? A hundred million parcels a year. So somebody's happy with the service, and somebody's happy doing the job.“
— Irwin Stelzer American economist and columnist 1932
Newsnight debate (2010)
„The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.“
— Laura Ingalls Wilder American children's writer, diarist, and journalist 1867 - 1957
Letter to children (February 1947) http://www.liwfrontiergirl.com/letter.html
Kontext: The Little House books are stories of long ago. The way we live and your schools are much different now, so many changes have made living and learning easier. But the real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
„A lot of musicians don’t learn the business. You just have to be well-rounded in both areas. You have to understand publishing. You have to understand how you make money, what’s in demand, what helps you make the most out of your talent.“
— Bradley Joseph Composer, pianist, keyboardist, arranger, producer, recording artist 1965
Showcase article: [Polta, Anne, Continuing Journey: Bradley Joseph sustains music career with songwriting, recording, West Central Tribune, 2007-02-08, http://www.newspaperprints.com/index.cfm?page=search_results&paper=West%20Central%20Tribune&selectedDate=2007-02-08&start=16&perpage=5, 2007-02-18]