Month: May 2015

Coming together

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Henry Ford - American engineer and industrialist (1863-1947), Quotations book 2008

Compound interest

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn"t ... pays it. often falsely attributed to Albert Einstein - Quotations book 2008


Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.. Max Frisch - Swiss writer (1911-1991), Quotations book 2008

Purchasing patterns

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.. Warren Buffett - American value investor, chairman of Berkshire Heathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2008

Bad press

Lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual Lemming has ever received bad press. Warren Buffett - American value investor, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930) in his letter to Berkshire Shareholders (1984), Quotations book 2008


I never would have been able to tithe the first million Dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week. attributed to John D. Rockefeller - American oil magnate and one of the richest men of the world in his time (1839-1937), Quotations book 2008

Charity work

Doing charity work is the opposite of investing - we look for the most difficult problem to solve and the ones that have the lowest possibility of success. Wisdom- Quotations book 2008


The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be. attributed to William Feather - American author and publisher (1889-1981), Quotations book 2008

Real world

In all my years in investing, there’s one rule I’ve prized beyond every other: Always bet against central banks and with the real world. In the seventies, the central banks were defending the United States’ artificially low price of gold. Central banks and governments always try to maintain artificial levels, high or low, whether of a currency, a metal, wool, whatever. When a central bank is...

Change the world

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.® Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.. Margaret Mead - American anthropologist and ethnologian (1901-1978), Courtesy of The Institute for Intercultural Studies, Inc., New York, Quotations book 2008

Dullness and riches

One of the many stereotypes of the Swiss is that they are perceived – by the global non-Swiss community – as dull. One of the reasons the Swiss are dull – according to an article we came across some years ago – is that the Swiss never had victories on battlefields to speak of, never had colonies, never had social upheavals, never had social disasters. The Swiss, unlike their neighbors, don’t...

Small people

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. attributed to Mark Twain - born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer, (1835-1910), Quotations book 2008


Man does not want liberty in order to maximize his utility, or that of the society of which he is a part. He wants liberty to become the man he wants to become. James M. Buchanan - American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences 1986 (1919-2013), Quotations book 2008


God does not give you a wife to frustrate you but to complement you. Howard G. Hendricks - American Professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary (1924-2013), Quotations book 2008


Choose a Profession, you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Asian proverb - Quotations book 2008


So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. The Bible, Isaiah 41,10 (NIV) - Quotations book 2008


If you can"t trust the CEO with your children should something happen to you. You should not go on the board. . Armando Codina - American entrepreneur and investor (b. 1946)


People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don"t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can"t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw - Irish writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1925 (1856-1950), from "Mrs. Warren"s Profession" (1902), Quotations book...


What I possess, God owns. Howard Dayton -co-founded Crown Financial Ministries (b. 1943), Quotations book 2008


I wish Karl would acquire some capital, instead of just writing about it. attributed to Henrietta Marx - Karl Marx" mother ( 1788-1863), quoted in "The World"s Greatest People. All Things Family, Audio CD, Vol. 1, Disk 6", Quotations book 2008