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Biography - Alan Watts:

British philosopher, writer and speaker.
Born: 1915 - Died: 1973
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Quote

This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now, and instead of calling it "work," realize that this is play.
Alan Watts




Translation  

Translation

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German
Dies ist das wahre Geheimnis des Lebens: völlig auf das Tun im Hier und Jetzt konzentriert zu sein, und statt dies Arbeit zu nennen, zu erkennen, dass es Spiel ist.”
Alan Watts

French
Ceci est le véritable secret de la vie: être complètement engagé dans ce que vous faites dans l’ici et maintenant. Et au lieu de d’appeler cela travailler, se rendre compte que c’est un jeu.”
Alan Watts




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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.”
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Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
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My life is my message.”
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Seize the day.”
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.”
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
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Now or never.”
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Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow:
Gather today the roses of life.”

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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
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Quotes about work:



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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
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My work is a game, a very serious game.”
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It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
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Sowing is not so hard as reaping.”
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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”
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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.”
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Quotes for: game:



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My work is a game, a very serious game.”
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For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.”
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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.”
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Play is experimenting with chance.”
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A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant.”
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.”
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.”
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
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You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.”
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.”
Alan Watts
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