Month: April 2015

Riht to criticise

He has the right to criticise who has the heart to help. Abraham Lincoln - American politician, 1861-65 16th president (1809-1865)

Broker

Brokers know the price of everything and the value of nothing. attributed to Philip A. Fisher - American Growth investor and mentor of Warren Buffett (1907-2004)

Risk

Risk = exposure to change Alexander Ineichen - Swiss banker (*1967), from "Asymmetric Returns"

Who am I?

Who am I? They often tell me I would step from my cell"s confinement calmly, cheerfully, firmly, like a squire from his country-house. Who am I? They often tell me I would talk to my warden freely and friendly and clearly, as though it were mine to command. Who am I? They also tell me I would bear the days of misfortune equably, smilingly, proudly, like one accustomed to win. Am I then really...

Savior

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior. seen Pentecost 1994...

Peer pressure

Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible and reasonable – as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead. Friedrich Schiller - German writer (1759-1805)

Risk

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy - American jurist and senator (1925-1968)

Preparation

I will study, I will prepare, and my opportunity will come. attributed to Abraham Lincoln - American politician, 1861-65 16th president (1809-1865)

Dislike

Since half the people are not going to like me anyway, they may as well not like me for the right reason. Patrick Morley - English auhor and former BBC journalist

Chances

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems. Nelson A. Rockefeller - American politician and philanthropist,1974-77 vicepresident (1908-1997)

Smart leader

If you are a leader and you are the smartest guy in the room, you have got real problems. Jack Welch - born John Francis Welch jr., legendary American manager: General Electric (1935-2020), Fortune 1999: Manager of the Century

Minimize Risk

The way to minimize risk is to think.. Charlie Munger - Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924)

Please God

To the person who pleases HIM, GOD gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner HE gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases GOD. The Bible, Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NIV)

Secret of success

Be yourself. Jack Welch - born John Francis Welch jr., legendary American manager: General Electric (1935-2020), Fortune 1999: Manager of the Century

Experience

All experience is an arch to build upon. Henry Brooks Adams - American historian (1838-1918)

Reputation

he reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. Japanese proverb

Abilities

Nobody knows what"s in him until he tries to pull it out. Ernest M. Hemingway - American writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1954 (1899-1961)