Month: April 2015


A man is incapable of comprehending any argument that interferes with his Revenue. Wisdom

Being right

You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right. Benjamin Graham - born Benjamin Großbaum, American investor and inventor of systematic stocks analysis (1894-1976)


High expectations are the key to everything. Samuel M. "Sam" Walton - American entrepreneur, founder of Walmart (1918-1992)


I learned this early on: You"ve got to give folks responsibility, you"ve got to trust them and then you"ve got to check on them. Samuel M. "Sam" Walton - American entrepreneur, founder of Walmart (1918-1992), Quotations book 2003


The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--it"s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. Mark Twain - born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910)

Wilberforce and manners

The almighty LORD set two targets for me: the abolishment of slavery and the reformation of manners. William Wilberforce - British parliamentarian and philanthropist, who had a relevant contribution to the abolishment of slavery (1759-1833)


Comradeship and trust will emerge naturally when discipline and high standards are enforced. Tao Zhu Gong - born Fan Li, Chniese advisor to the emperor of Yue (500 BC), eleventh Business principle


Treating people with respect will gain one wide acceptance and improve the business. Tao Zhu Gong - Born Fan Li, Chinese advisor to the emperor of Yue (500 BC), second business principle


Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain - born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), Quotations book 2004


He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth"s beauty...


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Kenyan proverb - Quotations book 2005

Taxes and civilization

Taxes are the price that we pay for a civilized society. Oliver Wendell Holmes jr. - American Supreme Court justice (1841-1935), Quotations book 2006

From the necessary to the impossible

Start by doing what"s necessary, then do what"s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible! Francis of Assisi - Italian friar and orders founder (1181/82-1226), Quotations book 2006


God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Reinhold Niebuhr - German-American theologian (1892-1971), Quotations book 2006


For every 60 seconds of anger, you lose one minute of happiness. Proverb - Quotations book 2006

Spirit of Prussia

The idea of freedom can never be separated from the true spirit of Prussia. Henning von Tresckow - German generalmajor and resistance fighter (1901-1944), Quotations book 2006

Are you strong enough to handle critics?

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat und blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great...


A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. Theodore Roosevelt - American politician, 1901-09 26th president, Nobel Peace Prize 1906 (1858-1919)