— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
— Gerry Spence American lawyer 1929
Ch. 17 : Success Redefined, p. 199
„People who are rich want to be richer, but what's the difference? You can't take it with you. The toys get different, that's all. The rich guys buy a football team, the poor guys buy a football. It's all relative.“
— Martina Navrátilová American-Czech tennis player 1956
Martina (Alfred A. Knopf, 1985), p. 210.
„I wish people who sell things would stop trying to guess how many of something we want to buy. I want to buy things one at a time.“
— Andy Rooney writer, humorist, television personality 1919 - 2011
„We can no longer separate things as we once could: everything tends towards unity; one thing, one action, in one place, at one time.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Context: We can no longer separate things as we once could: everything tends towards unity; one thing, one action, in one place, at one time. On the other hand, we can no longer unify things as we once could; we are driven to ultimate atoms, each one of which is an individuality. So that we have an infinite multitude of things doing an infinite multitude of actions in infinite time and space; and yet they are not many things, but one thing. Unity and Multitude
„Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims (The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer)
Vol. 2, Ch. 23, § 296a
„We're extremely fortunate
not to know precisely
the kind of world we live in.
One would have
to live a long, long time,
than the world itself.“
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
"We're Extremely Fortunate"
— Joshua Reynolds English painter, specialising in portraits 1723 - 1792
Discourse no. 3; vol. 1, p. 57.
„… let's all remember that we have a government "of the people, for the people, and by the people", and there are very few people in our government that you can't buy.“
— Pat Paulsen United States Marine 1927 - 1997
Archived at "Congressional Ethics" http://www.paulsen.com/congress.html, Paulsen.com, January 12, 1968
„We didn't starve. We spent wisely. Like I tell people in the ghetto, "If you can buy guns and bullets, why can't you buy food? You can buy heroin and crack cocaine, so why can't you buy bread and butter and milk? Why can't you pay your rent?" There's a lot of people in the ghetto who go out and get a fancy car and all that. The car costs more than their house. Meanwhile, your kids need shoes. That's not cool.“
— Mr. T American actor and retired professional wrestler 1952
The Onion A.V. Club, June 26th, 2002
„If only we could all just find serenity
It would be nice if we could live as one
When will all this anger, hate and bigotry...
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
Dreamer, written by Ozzy Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen and Mick Jones.
— Joe Strummer British musician, singer, actor and songwriter 1952 - 2002
Joe Strummer / Mick Jones, "White Riot", The Clash (1977).
„The aim of life is to attain peace. No one can give us peace. We can't buy or borrow it. We have to cultivate it by practicing yama and niyama“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
Context: The aim of life is to attain peace. No one can give us peace. We can't buy or borrow it. We have to cultivate it by practicing yama and niyama [yoga restraints and observances]. (p.5)