"Those of us who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain about its brevity."
Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696), French essayist and moralist, in Les Caractères.
"It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it".
Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65), Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist.
"What do you pay when you pay attention? You pay with all the things you could have attended to, but didn’t: all the goals you didn’t pursue, all the actions you didn’t take and all the possible yous you could have been, had you attended to those other things. Attention is paid in possible futures foregone."
James Wilson Williams, writer and researcher focused on the philosophy and ethics of technology. (...) Read more? Sign up for free