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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm. Wealth beyond what is natural, is no more use than an overflowing container. Real value is not generated by theaters, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy."
You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself."
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities."
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival."
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things."