Quality Of Life Quotes

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Seneca
“The part of life we really live is small.' For all the rest of existence is not life, but merely time.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Pooja Agnihotri
“When you take care of yourself, you will improve the length and quality of your life as well as increase the quality of your business and add more years to its life.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Michael Moore
“It was the American middle class. No one's house cost more than two or three year's salary, and I doubt the spread in annual wages (except for the osteopath) exceeded more than five thousand dollars. And other than the doctor (who made house calls), the store managers, the minister, the salesman, and the banker, everyone belonged to a union. That meant they worked a forty-hour week, had the entire weekend off (plus two to four weeks' paid vacation in the summer), comprehensive medical benefits, and job security. In return for all that, the country became the most productive in the world and in our little neighborhood it meant your furnace was always working, your kids could be dropped off at the neighbors without notice, you could run next door anytime to borrow a half-dozen eggs, and the doors to all the homes were never locked -- because who would need to steal anything if they already had all that they needed?”
Michael Francis Moore, Here Comes Trouble

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ha-Joon Chang
“Above a certain level of income, the relative value of material consumption vis-a-vis leisure time is diminished, so earning a higher income at the cost of working longer hours may reduce the quality of your life. More importantly, the fact that the citizens of a country work longer than others in comparable countries does not necessarily mean that they like working longer hours. They may be compelled to work long hours, even if they actually want to take longer holidays.”
Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“It might be true that it is “quality time” that counts, but after a certain point quantity has a bearing on quality.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

“We have to examine the extent to which we export poverty to other societies. When we decide that we will import products from China that are produced by people earning less than a dollar an hour, and grant their country most-favored-nation status (political contributions notwithstanding), we are deciding to make American workers who must earn the minimum wage compete with them. I am not suggesting that we close the doors to China or to Mexico, but I am suggesting that we look very carefully at the web of international relationships that we are creating. At the very minimum, we should understand that we have two choices in our country: we can raise world living standards by exporting those standards, or we can lower living standards- not only the world’s but also our own- by deciding that it is acceptable for the products of exploited labor to enter this country.”
Julianne Malveaux

“Questions you ask indicates the curiosity you hold, reveals your thinking patterns, states the intensity of your longing to know, demonstrates your desire and involvement, determines the quality of life you live.”
Anand Patwa

René Descartes
“To live well, one must live unseen.”
René Descartes

Lisa J. Shultz
“My new deliberate and slower pace has created a higher quality in my experiences.”
Lisa J. Shultz, Lighter Living: Declutter. Organize. Simplify.

Monjyoti Bhattacharyya
“It's a choice to occasionally let go of the urge to feel good in an instant in favor of the long-term goal of shaping our internal state and character which will eventually translate into a good quality of life.”
Monjyoti Bhattacharyya, A Relentless Pursuit of the Truth - A philosophical guide to living a life of fulfillment and meaning

Atul Gawande
“When there is no way of knowing exactly how long our skeins will run--and when we imagine ourselves to have much more time than we do--our every impulse is to fight, to die with chemo in our veins or a tube in our throats or fresh sutures in our flesh. The fact that we may be shortening or worsening the time we have left hardly seems to register. We imagine that we can wait until the doctors tell us that there is nothing more they can do. But rarely is there nothing more that doctors can do. They can give toxic drugs of unknown efficacy, operate to try to remove part of the tumor, put in a feeding tube if a person can't eat: there's always something. We want these choices. But that doesn't mean we are eager to make the choices ourselves. Instead, most often, we make no choice at all. We fall back on the default, and the default is: Do Something. Fix Something. Is there any way out of this?”
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Our egos are utterly convinced that ‘quality of life’ is found in the ‘domineering of life.’ And a very simple way to effectively destroy the whole of your life is to live by this for the smallest part of your life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

John Irving
“How I live matters more than what I do. I have ambitions for the quality of how I live. I have no ambition for making money ...and I'd have time to read enough to be a constant source of information, ideas and language.”
John Irving, The 158-Pound Marriage

“Its not the 30 minutes we pray or mediate will determine the quality of our lives.Its how we spend the "24 hours " each day!!!”
Pratap Padhi

“The Quality of your life depends on the quality of the questions you ask yourself”
Bernardo Moya, The Question: Find Your True Purpose

“An act that shall not be in my quality, shall not be in my character”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Sanchita Pandey
“The conscious choices you make everyday lay the foundation for your mental and physical health and also determine the quality of life you lead.”
Sanchita Pandey

James A. Michener
“The quality of a good life depends in large measure on how a man reacts to his natural environment, and we cannot destroy one without diminishing the other.”
James MICHENER

“The quality of a man is in his expectations”
Obimuyiwa Gabriel

Charles Bowden
“I always remind myself of all the things I should note if I am to be a good person, one sound and balanced. One night . . . I reminded myself that 22 species of flowers were blooming in my backyard. . . . that fact helped a great deal.”
Charles Bowden, Desierto: Memories of the Future

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You cannot have a quality life without having the concept of quality of life!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

A.D. Aliwat
“When people speak of quality of life, when cities promote theirs, this is what they’re talking about, this is the quintessential image: people enjoying recreational activities on a sunny day near a body of water.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

“Our success is determined by how many people we are able to help solve a problem, or helping others to improve the level and quality of something in their life.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua, Average to Abundant: How Ordinary People Build Sustainable Wealth and Enjoy the Process

“Whenever the stress is on standard of living then the quality of life could go for a toss.”
BS Murthy

Vicki Robin
“Learn to choose quality of life over standard of living.”
Vicki Robin, Your Money or Your Life

Germany Kent
“Everybody could use some inspiration every now and then, even if your disposition is generally happy.”
Germany Kent

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