„The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.“

As quoted in The Reader's Digest (1992) Vol. 140, p. 194

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„Cause, Principle, and One eternal
From whom being, life, and movement are suspended,
And which extends itself in length, breadth, and depth,
To whatever is in Heaven, on Earth, and Hell“

—  Giordano Bruno Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer 1548 - 1600

"Of Love" as translated in The Infinite in Giordano Bruno : With a Translation of His Dialogue, Concerning the Cause, Principle, and One (1978) by Sidney Thomas Greenburg, p. 89
Variant translation:
Cause, Principle and One, the Sempiterne,
On whom all being, motion, life, depend.
From whom, in length, breadth, depth, their paths extend
As far as heaven, earth, hell their faces turn :
With sense, with mind, with reason, I discern
That not, rule, reckoning, may not comprehend
That power and bulk and multitude which tend
Beyond all lower, middle, and superne. <p> Blind error, ruthless time, ungentle doom,
Deaf envy, villain madness, zeal unwise,
Hard heart, unholy craft, bold deeds begun,
Shall never fill for one the air with gloom,
Or ever thrust a veil before these eyes,
Or ever hide from me my glorious sun.
As quoted in "Giordano Bruno" by Thomas Davidson, The Index Vol. VI. No. 36 (4 March 1886), p. 429
Cause, Principle, and Unity (1584)
Contexto: Cause, Principle, and One eternal
From whom being, life, and movement are suspended,
And which extends itself in length, breadth, and depth,
To whatever is in Heaven, on Earth, and Hell;
With sense, with reason, with mind, I discern,
That there is no act, measure, nor calculation, which can comprehend
That force, that vastness and that number,
Which exceeds whatever is inferior, middle, and highest;
Blind error, avaricious time, adverse fortune,
Deaf envy, vile madness, jealous iniquity,
Crude heart, perverse spirit, insane audacity,
Will not be sufficient to obscure the air for me,
Will not place the veil before my eyes,
Will never bring it about that I shall not
Contemplate my beautiful Sun.

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„So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

2000s
Contexto: No matter who you are, engaging in the quest to discover where and how things began tends to induce emotional fervor—as if knowing the beginning bestows upon you some form of fellowship with, or perhaps governance over, all that comes later. So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.

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„If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.“

—  Abraham Maslow American psychologist 1908 - 1970

As quoted in Perfecting Private Practice (2004) by Joan Neehall-Davidson, p. 95.
1970s and later

„You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.“

—  Max Ehrmann American writer, poet, and attorney 1872 - 1945

Variante: Be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

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„Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span.“

—  William Browne English poet 1590 - 1645

Book i. Song 2. Compare: "Who then to frail mortality shall trust/ But limns on water, or but writes in dust", Francis Bacon, The World.
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Edward Young photo

„Less base the fear of death than fear of life.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Line 441.
Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night V

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„The world's a bubble, and the life of man
Less than a span.“

—  Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626

The World (1629)

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„One of the most important virtues in social life, a virtue that is becoming less common by the day, is discretion.“

—  Adolph Freiherr Knigge, livro Über den Umgang mit Menschen

Eine der wichtigsten Tugenden im gesellschaftlichen Leben, die täglich seltener wird, ist die Verschwiegenheit.
Über den Umgang mit Menschen (1788)

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