„... to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. And one does not get lost but loses oneself, with the implication that it is a conscious choice, a chosen surrender...“
„One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.“
— José Rizal Filipino writer, ophthalmologist, polyglot and nationalist 1861 - 1896
Letter to Mariano Ponce, (1890)
— Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948
— Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer 1929
— Pedro Arrupe Twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus 1907 - 1991
'Men for Others' http://www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/men-for-others.html, 1973, Valencia, Spain
— Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
— Margaret MacMillan Canadian historian 1943
„There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.“
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Context: There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment. Everyone lets the present moment slip by, then looks for it as though he thought it were somewhere else.
„There is surely nothing other than the purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue. We should live by being true to the purpose of each moment.“
— Rati Tsiteladze Georgian Filmmaker 1987
As Quoted in The Gerorgian Times in 2008 http://www.geotimes.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=12354.eng
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: But physical fitness is as vital to the activities of peace as to those of war, especially when our success in those activities may well determine the future of freedom in the years to come. We face in the Soviet Union a powerful and implacable adversary determined to show the world that only the Communist system possesses the vigor and determination necessary to satisfy awakening aspirations for progress and the elimination of poverty and want. To meet the challenge of this enemy will require determination and will and effort on the part of all Americans. Only if our citizens are physically fit will they be fully capable of such an effort.
„The Web provided me with a much needed realization that information cannot be fully separated from its presentation, and showed me something I knew without verbalizing explicitly, that the presentation form we choose communicates real information.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
Re: S-exp vs XML, HTML, LaTeX (was: Why lisp is growing) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/9a30c508201627ee (Usenet article).