— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
Living to Tell the Tale (2002)
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678), Il faut gouverner la fortune comme la santé: en jouir quand elle est bonne, prendre patience quand elle est mauvaise. Maxim 392.
„To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.“
— Gustave Flaubert French writer (1821–1880) 1821 - 1880
Correspondence, Letters to Madame Louise Colet, 13 August 1846
„Good health, longevity, happiness, a loving family, self-reliance, fine friends … if you [have] five, you’re a rich man….“
— Thomas J. Stanley, The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americas Wealthy
„Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory—of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober.“
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Lacon (1820), Vol. II; XXXVIII
„The advantage of a bad memory is that one can enjoy the same good things for the first time several times.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Human, All Too Human (1878), I.580
„Yet is it more honourable, and just, and upright, and pleasing, to treasure in the memory good acts than bad.“
— Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 a.C.
Anabasis, Bk. 5, ch. 8; p. 179.