„The natural price, therefore, is, as it were, the central price, to which the prices of all commodities are continually gravitating.“
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Fonte: (1776), Book I, Chapter VII, p. 69.
„Price statistics show clearly that instability in raw-material prices is a prime cause of instability of other prices.“
— Benjamin Graham American investor 1894 - 1976
Part II, Chapter VI, The Question of Price Stability, p. 85
Storage and Stability (1937)
„Faith is cold as ice.
Why are little ones born only to suffer
for the want of immunity, or a bowl of rice?
Well, who would hold a price on the heads of the innocent children
if there's some immortal power to control the dice?
-- Roll The Bones (1991)“
— Neil Peart Canadian-American drummer , lyricist, and author 1952 - 2020
„If there is no immortality, there is no virtue. … Without God and immortal life? All things are lawful then, they can do what they like?“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
Нет бессмертия души, так нет и добродетели, значит, всё позволено. … Без бога-то и без будущей жизни? Ведь это, стало быть, теперь всё позволено, всё можно делать?
The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
Fonte: To Love This Life: Quotations By Helen Keller
„I believe in the immortal origin of this yearning for immortality, which is the very substance of my soul.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), III : The Hunger of Immortality
Contexto: I am dreaming...? Let me dream, if this dream is my life. Do not awaken me from it. I believe in the immortal origin of this yearning for immortality, which is the very substance of my soul. But do I really believe in it...? And wherefore do you want to be immortal? you ask me, wherefore? Frankly, I do not understand the question, for it is to ask the reason of the reason, the end of the end, the principle of the principle.
„Super longevity is not the same as immortality. Sometimes one has to sacrifice super longevity in order to achieve immortality.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
The Transhumanism Handbook, 2019
„There is nothing very remarkable about being immortal; with the exception of mankind, all creatures are immortal, for they know nothing of death. What is divine, terrible, and incomprehensible is to know oneself immortal.“
— Jorge Luis Borges, livro The Immortal
"The Immortal", § IV, in The Aleph (1949); tr. Andrew Hurley, Collected Fictions (1998)
Variante: To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
„Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.“
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
Fonte: The Color of Magic
„Being an immortal doesn’t matter to me. If one looks out into the universe and perceives what true immortality would mean in terms of time and space, it takes monstrous hubris to even conceive of personal immortality, much less desire it.“
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
Nell Latimer in Ch. 6 : nell latimer’s book, p. 51
The Visitor (2002)
— Madeleine K. Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State 1937
Stated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4 on CBS's 60 Minutes (May 12, 1996) in reply to Lesley Stahl's question "We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?" Albright was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the time.
„At every stage of practice a price has to be paid for clarity. The price is the loss of an illusion.“
— Ken McLeod Canadian lama 1948
Wake Up To Your Life. (2002) pg. 264. (Topic: Awareness)
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Fonte: You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
„People will resist information unless the price of not knowing it greatly exceeds the price of learning it.“
— Calvin Mooers American computer scientist 1919 - 1994
Attributed to Mooers (1959) in Eugene Garfield (1997) "A Tribute To Calvin N. Mooers, A Pioneer Of Information Retrieval." The Scientist, Vol:11, #6, p. 9, March 17, 1997
— Margaret Atwood, livro Oryx and Crake
Fonte: Oryx and Crake