Variant translation of Inventas aut qui vitam excoluere per artis : "It is of benefit to have improved life through discovered knowledge "; a paraphrase of this is inscribed on the Medicine and Physiology Nobel prize medals: Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes ("inventions enhance life which is beautified through art").
The deil cam fiddlin thro'the town, And danc'd awa wi' th' Exciseman; And ilka wife cries, auld Mahoun, I wish you luck o'the prize, man!Robert Burns
How melancholy a thing is success. Whilst failure inspirits a man, attainment reads the sad prosy lesson that all our glories "Are shadows, not substantial things." Truly said the sayer, "disappointment is the salt of life" a salutary bitter which strengthens the mind for fresh exertion, and gives a double value to the prize.sir richard francis burton
I prize every candle in the darkness of the universe, even if it is not a supernova of blinding illumination.thomas flanagan
Let every one of us cultivate, in every word that issues from our mouth, absolute truth. I say cultivate, because to very few people as may be noticed of most young children does truth, this rigid, literal veracity, come by nature. To many, even who love it and prize it dearly in others, it comes only after the self-control, watchfulness, and bitter experience of years.dinah maria mulock
The really clever thing, in affairs of this sort, is not to win a woman already desired by everyone, but to discover such a prize while she is still unknown.Cesare Pavese, in This Business of Living, 1940-10-07
I have seen men march to the wars, and then I have watched their homeward tread, And they brought back bodies of living men, But their eyes were cold and dead. So, Buddy, no matter what else the fame, No matter what else the prize, I want you to come back thru The Flame With the boy-look still in your eyes!Edmund Vance Cooke, The Boy-Look.
The prestige of the Nobel prize is due to many causes, but in particular to its twofold idealistic and international character: idealistic in that it has been designed for works of lofty inspiration; international in that it is awarded after the production of different countries has been minutely studied and the intellectual balance sheet of the whole world has been drawn up. Free from all other considerations and ignoring any but intellectual values, the judges have deliberately taken their place in what the philosophers have called a community of the mind.henri-louis bergson
The Nobel isjust another prize; itchangessomething but it doesn't change your being the way your first writing does.Quoted in Annalena Mc Afee (ed) Lives and Works: Profiles of Leading Novelists, Poets and Playwrights (2002).
A god is not so glorious as a king. I think the pleasure they enjoy in Heaven, Cannot compare with kingly joys in earth. To wear a crown enchased with pearl and gold, Whose virtues carry with it life and death; To ask and have, command and be obeyed; When looks breed love, with looks to gain the prize, Such power attractive shines in princes'eyes!Christopher Marlowe
If they give me the bloody prize, why can't they say nice things about me?john banville
Rocking on a lazy billowWith roaming eyes,Cushioned on a dreamy pillow,Thou art now wise.Wake the power within thee slumbering,Trim the plot that's in thy keeping,Thou wilt bless the task when reapingSweet labour's prize.john stuart blackie
Insight is the booby prize of life.Tools of Critical Thinking: Metathoughts for Psychology (1997)
The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.norman mailer
I have learned to prize the quiet, lightning deed, not the applauding thunder at its heels that men call fame.Alex Smith, p. 243. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The trick is to be Zen about it. Winning is sometimes not the prizejane fonda
Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all that glisters gold.thomas gray
Ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize.john milton
The promise of every product and service is a better life. Profits are the prize for delivering on the promise.patrick dixon
'Tis an old lesson; time approves it true, And those who know it best, deplore it most; When all is won that all desire to woo, The paltry prize is hardly worth the cost.lord byron
That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us While it was ours.william shakespeare
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnished me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.william shakespeare
Justice is not a prize tendered to the good-natured, nor is it to be withheld from the ill-bred.Charles L. Aarons, Hatch v. Lewinsky et al. (19 April 1945), p. 9
Winning the Nobel prize does not automatically qualify you to be commander in chief. I think George Bush has proved definitively that to be president, you don’t need to care about science, literature or peace.stephen colbert
Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.tom lehrer
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