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„Then take, good sir, your pleasure while you may;
With life so short 'twere wrong to lose a day.“

—  Horace, book Satires

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Original: (la) Dum licet, in rebus jucundis vive beatus;
Vive memor quam sis aevi brevis.

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With life so short 'twere wrong to lose a day.“

—  John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869

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„Many people have said since the beginning — actually, all my life — "don't you suppose you were born in the wrong era — the wrong time?"“

—  Ysabella Brave American singer 1979

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Context: Many people have said since the beginning — actually, all my life — "don't you suppose you were born in the wrong era — the wrong time?" Well, I don't think so at all! Because, don't you see, I can come into your home, in your office, and wherever you are, and sing to you these silly songs. And I'm just a simple lady, and I can show you how much I love you very much, and share these feelings with you. And I don't know that could have been done really this way at any other time. So I think that I was born at just the right time — wouldn't you say?

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—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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Context: But those who say they hate slavery, and are opposed to it, but yet act with the Democratic party — where are they? Let us apply a few tests. You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other? You will not let us do a single thing as if it was wrong; there is no place where you will allow it to be even called wrong! We must not call it wrong in the Free States, because it is not there, and we must not call it wrong in the Slave States because it is there; we must not call it wrong in politics because that is bringing morality into politics, and we must not call it wrong in the pulpit because that is bringing politics into religion; we must not bring it into the Tract Society or the other societies, because those are such unsuitable places, and there is no single place, according to you, where this wrong thing can properly be called wrong!

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„For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

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Context: I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively. … For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words.

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