„The time of Christians is the price with which they purchase eternity.“

Fonte: An Essay on Old Age, 1732, p. 121

Obtido da Wikiquote. Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

Citações relacionadas

Jerome photo

„Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.“

—  Jerome Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church 345 - 420

Letter 3
Letters
Original: (la) Caritas non potest conparari; dilectio pretium non habet.

Adam Smith photo

„Labour was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all the wealth of the world was originally purchased; and its value, to those who possess it, and who want to exchange it for some new productions, is precisely equal to the quantity of labour which it can enable them to purchase or command.
Fonte: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter V, p. 38.

David Ricardo photo
Arnold Bennett photo

„The price of justice is eternal publicity.“

—  Arnold Bennett English novelist 1867 - 1931

Things That Have Interested Me, 2nd series (1923), "Secret Trials"

George Santayana photo

„Eternal vigilance is the price of knowledge.“

—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

Fonte: The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy (1911), p. 58

George Marshall photo

„The price of peace is eternal vigilance.“

—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959

This has been attributed to Marshall, and he might have used the phrase, but earlier uses exist:
There is an imperialism that deserves all honor and respect — an imperialism of service in the discharge of great duties. But with too many it is the sense of domination and aggrandisement, the glorification of power. The price of peace is eternal vigilance.
Leonard H. Courtney as quoted in The Life Of Lord Courtney (I920) by G. P. Gooch
Courtney's statement however is probably derived from an earlier statement with several variants:
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
These have often been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but also Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, and many others; Alfred Denning in The Road to Justice (1988) states that the phrase originated in a statement of Irish orator John Philpot Curran in 1790: "It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance."
Misattributed

Thomas Jefferson photo

„The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Often attributed to Jefferson, no original source for this has been found in his writings, and the earliest established source for similar remarks are those of John Philpot Curran in a speech upon the Right of Election (1790), published in Speeches on the late very interesting State trials (1808):
: "It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."

*In a biography of Major General James Jackson published in 1809, author Thomas Charlton wrote that one of the obligations of biographers of famous people is

:"fastening upon the minds of the American people the belief, that 'the price of liberty is eternal vigilance' " (in Thomas Usher Pulaski Charlton, The life of Major General James Jackson https://books.google.com.br/books?id=cEcSAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA85&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false; F.Randolph, & Co., 1809, p. 85).
Misattributed
Variante: "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few" (from a speech by Wendell Phillips at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society on January 28, 1852; quoted by John Morley, ed., The Fortnightly https://books.google.com.br/books?id=VfjRAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=%E2%80%9CEternal+vigilance+is+the+price+of+liberty.%E2%80%9D+phillips+speech+anti-slavery&source=bl&ots=H2f8ckIw9o&sig=EukDrduBdK-oQSeY_Gf-VFQ6M54&hl=en&ei=SaxmTN-0H4P98AbioIi0BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CEternal%20vigilance%20is%20the%20price%20of%20liberty.%E2%80%9D%20phillips%20speech%20anti-slavery&f=false, Volume VIII, Chapman and Hall, 1870, p. 67).

M. S. Swaminathan photo

„Eternal vigilance is the price of food security.“

—  M. S. Swaminathan Indian scientist 1925

[Chaturvedi, Pradeep, Women and Food Security: Role of Panchayats, http://books.google.com/books?id=IuKV5ak57asC&pg=PA46, 1 January 2002, Concept Publishing Company, 978-81-7022-873-8, 46–]

Patrick Henry photo

„Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!“

—  Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799

1770s, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" (1775)
Contexto: It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

John Angell James photo
William Blake photo
C. A. R. Hoare photo

„There is nothing a mere scientist can say that will stand against the flood of a hundred million dollars. But there is one quality that cannot be purchased in this way — and that is reliability. The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay.“

—  C. A. R. Hoare British computer scientist 1934

The Emperor's Old Clothes
Contexto: [About PL/I] At first I hoped that such a technically unsound project would collapse but I soon realized it was doomed to success. Almost anything in software can be implemented, sold, and even used given enough determination. There is nothing a mere scientist can say that will stand against the flood of a hundred million dollars. But there is one quality that cannot be purchased in this way — and that is reliability. The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay.

„Eternal vigilance, as they say, is the price of freedom. Add intellectual integrity to the cost basis.“

—  Stephen Jay Gould, livro Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms

"The Tallest Tale", p. 315
Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms (1998)

Wendell Phillips photo

„Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty — power is ever stealing from the many to the few….“

—  Wendell Phillips American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer 1811 - 1884

Speech in Boston, Massachusetts (28 January 1852), Speeches Before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society (1853), p. 13. The memorable and oft-quoted phrase, "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty," was not in quotation marks in the printed edition of this speech. The Home Book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 9th ed., p. 1106 (1964), notes that "It has been said that Mr. Phillips was quoting Thomas Jefferson, but in a letter dated 14 April, 1879, Mr. Phillips wrote: '"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" has been attributed to Jefferson, but no one has yet found it in his works or elsewhere.' It has also been attributed to Patrick Henry."
1850s
Contexto: Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty — power is ever stealing from the many to the few…. The hand entrusted with power becomes … the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only by unintermitted Agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.

John Wesley photo

„I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.“

—  John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791

As quoted in The Law of Rewards : Giving What You Can't Keep to Gain What You Can't Lose (2003 by Randy C. Alcorn, p. 18
General sources

Joseph Campbell photo

„Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Episode 2, Chapter 13-14
The Power of Myth (1988)
Contexto: Campbell: Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There's a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. "All life is sorrowful" is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.
Moyers: That's a pessimistic note.
Campbell: Well, you have to say yes to it, you have to say it's great this way. It's the way God intended it.

John Lancaster Spalding photo
Warren Buffett photo

„Investors making purchases in an overheated market need to recognize that it may often take an extended period for the value of even an outstanding company to catch up with the price they paid.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

1998 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, as quoted in The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for Corporate America (1998), p. 92

Andrew Jackson photo

„But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845

Farewell Address, (4 March 1837), recalling what, by then, had reached the status of a proverb.
1830s

Tópicos relacionados