Thoughtful quotes about priorities and setting priorities.

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"I don't know anyone who wished on his death bed that he had spent more time at the office." (Peter Lynch)

"He preyed not to have more but to be more." (author unknown)

"We do not acquire goods in order to live, instead we live in order to acquire goods." (Peter Singer)

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." (Christopher Morley)

"The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it..." (Thoreau)

"Presence entails fully knowing that babies, women, and the old are starving and being maimed by militarism justified by high ideals; that forests and seas are dying that there are fewer butterflies in our gardens, and more homeless on our streets." (Don Hanlon Johnson)

"One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much." (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

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"Our life is frittered away by details...Simplify, simplify." (Thoreau)

"The value of a thing sometimes lies not in what one attains with it, but what one pays for it - what it costs us." (Nietzsche)

"There is no wealth but life." (John Ruskin)

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." (Charles Kingsley)

"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character." (William Ward)

"If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature." (John Burroughs)

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." (William James)

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." (Sarah Bernhardt)


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Staff, H. (2008, November 20). Priorities, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 24 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

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