Opportunities

Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They are attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity, you’re really looking for a person.

Reid G. Hoffman – American entrepreneur, co-founder LinkedIn (b. 1967), Quotations book 2019

War without people

Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.

Carl Sandburg – American poet and historian (1878-1967), from “The People, Yes” (1936), was used by the Peace movement and changed into “Imagine, it is war and nobody goes there.” These words were falsely attributed to Bertolt Brecht..

Kindness

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

wisdom, often attributed to Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), could not be verified by the Mark-Twain-collection at the University of Berkeley, first published without an author’s name in “The Ladie‘s Repository” (June 1861), Quotations book 2019

New start

It is madness to hate all roses because you got scratched with one thorn.
To give up on your dreams because one didn’t come true.
To give up on your effords because one has failed …
There will be always another opportunity, another friend, another love, a new force.
For every end there is always a new beginning.

Meditation in accordance with the novel “The Little Prince” (1943) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – French writer and aviator (1900-1944), Quotations book 2019

C’est une folie de haïr toutes les roses parce qu’une épine vous a piqué,
d’abandonner tous les rêves parce que l’un d’entre eux ne s’est pas réalisé,
de renoncer à toutes les tentatives parce qu’on a échoué …
Il y aura toujours une autre occasion, un autre ami, un autre amour, une force nouvelle.
Pour chaque fin il y a toujours un nouveau départ.

Méditation en référence au roman « Le Petit Prince » (1943) par Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – écrivain et aviateur français (1900-1944), Brochure de citation 2019

Input

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.

Napoleon Hill – American writer: “Think And Grow Rich” (1883-1970), Quotations book 2019

Raise the bar

Competent investors will never be satisfied beating the averages by a few small percentage points.

Gerald M. Loeb – American investor (1899-1974), from “The Battle for Investment Survival” (1935), Quotations book 2019

Trainer

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

John Wooden – American basketball player and coach (1910-2010), Quotations book 2019

see more at CoachWooden.com

Change

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

John Henry Cardinal Newman – English Catholic clergyman (1801-1890), from “An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine”, Chapter 1, Part 7 (1845), Quotations book 2019

Lucky

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

Raymond Albert “Ray” Kroc – American company founder, who was brave enough to switch from a milk shake-machine-agent to a fast food-entreprenaur at the age of 52: McDonald’s Corp. (1902-1984), quoted by Penny Moser in “The McDonald’s Mystique” (Fortune, 4.7.1988), Quotations book 2019

In steps

He who endeavours to ascend to the highest place, rises by degrees or steps, and not by leaps.

Qui summum locum ascendere nititur, gradibus vel passibus non autem saltibus elevatur.

Pope Gregory I – aka Gregory the Great, Roman theologian, , 590-604 Holy Father, one of the four Latin doctors of the Church(etwa 540-604), from his letter to Mellitus (Epistel XI, 56, 18.7.601), Quotations book 2019

Recepy to success

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell – American general and politician, 2001-05 Secretary of state (b. 1937)

Success

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

wisdom, often attributed to Sir Winston L. Churchill – British politician, 1940-45 and 1951-55 Prime Minister, Nobel Prize in literature 1953 (1874-1965)

Multiply abilities

It is precisely the organization that is the means to multiply the ability of the individuals.

Prof. Guido Stein – Professor of managing at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Madrid (b. 1964), in “Managing People and Organizations: Peter Drucker’s Legacy” (2010)

считывание

Отлично думается, читая.

Лев Николаевич Толстой – русский писатель (1828-1910), из своих дневников (1857), Котировочная книга 2019

Stop before it is loo late

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!

adage, often attributed to William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers – American humorist (1879-1935), could not be verified by the Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch

Realize ideas

Ideas are worthless until you get them out of your head to see what they can do.

Tanner Christensen – American product designer, author, artist and entrepreneur (“Creative Something”)

Well prepared

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.

wisdom, often falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln – American politician, 1861-65 16th president (1809-1865), abolished slavery in 1863;
the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield (Illinois) called his authorship most unlikely

The better happens

If what we want does not happen, it will still happen what is better.

Si non fiet, quod volumus, fiet tamen, quod melius est.

Martin Luther – German reformer (1483-1546), from his letter to Philipp Melanchthon from the Coburg (12.11.1529), Quotations book 2019

Pleasure for praise

Lovers of praise will with pleasure undergo every labour and every danger for this.

τοὺς δ᾽ ἐπαίνου ἐραστὰς ἀνάγκη διὰ τοῦτο πάντα μὲν πόνον, πάντα δὲ κίνδυνον ἡδέως ὑποδύεσθαι.

Xenophon – Greek soldier, politician and historian (430-354 B.C.), student of Socrates, from a speech Held by Cyrus the Great in “Cyropaedia”, book 1, chapter V, section 12 (c. 370 B.C.)

Happiness

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

Dale Carnegie – born Dale Carnagey, American author and personality coach (1888-1955), from “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (1936), Quotations book 2019

Upward

The heights by great men reached and kept
were not attained by sudden flight,
but they, while their companions slept,
were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – American poet (1807-1882), from “The Ladder of St. Augustine” (1858), Quotations book 2019

Visible

Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.

Paul Klee – German painter (1879-1940), in “Creative Credo” (1920)

Christmas

Whenever two people forgive each other, it is Christmas.
Whenever you show understanding for your children, it is Christmas.
Whenever you help a person, it is Christmas.
Whenever someone decides to live honestly, it is Christmas.
Whenever a child is born, it is Christmas.
Whenever you try to give a new meaning to your life, it is Christmas.
Whenever when you look at each other, with the eyes of the heart, with a smile on your lips, it is Christmas.

Because love is born.
Because peace is born.
Because justice is born.
Because hope is born.
Because joy is born.
Because Christ, the Lord, is born.

from Brazil – Quotations book 2019

Cada vez que duas pessoas se perdoam, é Natal.
Cada vez que você mostra compreensão com as suas crianças, é Natal.
Cada vez que você ajuda uma pessoa, é Natal.
Cada vez que alguém decide viver honestamente, é Natal.
Cada vez que nasce uma criança, é Natal.
Cada vez que você procura dar um sentido novo à sua vida, é Natal.
Cada vez que você olhar alguém com os olhos do coração, com um sorriso nos lábios, é Natal.

Porque nasce o Amor.
Porque nasce a Paz.
Porque nasce a Justiça.
Porque nasce a Esperança.
Porque nasce a Alegria.
Porque nasce Cristo, Nosso Senhor.

do Brasil – Livro de cotações 2019

Ability and attitude

For success, attitude is as important as ability.

Sir Walter Scott – Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian (1771-1832), Quotations book 2019

Basis for success

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took an excuse.

Florence Nightingale – English nurse, founder of modern nursing (1820-1910), from a letter to Miss H. Bonham Carter (1861), Quotations book 2019

Solve problems

Whatever the problem, be part of the solution.

Tina Fey -American comedienne and actress (b. 1970), from her book “Bossypants” (2011)

Never give up

The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.

Wilma Mankiller – American writer, First Woman Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation (1945-2010), Quotations book 2019

Start

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

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Brands

Brand managers no longer own ‘their brand’. Brands are owned by the people who love them.

Kevin J. Roberts – British consultant and coach, 1997-2014 CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (b. 1949), Quotations book 2019

Goals

Don’t just aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.

Denzel Washington – American actor, director, producer and keynote speaker (b. 1954), in his commencement address at Dillard University (May 9th, 2015), Quotations book 2019

Leader

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell – American leadership expert, author and speaker (b. 1947), from “The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage” (2010)

Law of process

Leadership is developed daily, not in a day.

John C. Maxwell – American leadership expert, author and speaker (b. 1947)

Training

Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.

Navy seal wisdom – Quotations book 2019

Attitude and skills

Hire for attitude, train for skills.

Herbert D. “Herb” Kelleher – American entrepreneur, co-founder of Southwest Airlines (1931-2019), Quotations book 2019

Success

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

proverb, often attributed to Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. – American tennis player (1943-1993)

Passion

Passion never fails.

wisdom – Quotations book 2019

Vivre l’Évangile

(Christ) tu me répétais: Vis le très peu de choses que tu as compris de l’Évangile!

Frère Roger – né comme Roger-Louis Schutz-Marsauche, fondateur de la “Communauté de Taizé” œcuménique (1915-2005), de la lettre “Vivre l’inespéré”, à l’ouverture du “Conseil de la Jeunesse” (30.8.1974), Brochure de citation 2019

Taking away

The trick isn’t adding stuff, it’s taking away.

attributed to Mark Zuckerberg – American company founder: facebook (b. 1984)

Explore. Dream. Discover

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Sarah Frances Brown – mother of the American writer H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (b. 1940), quoted in his book of aphorisms “P.S. I Love You” (1990)

Burn

Go forth and set the world on fire.

Ite, inflammate omnia.

Ignatius of Loyola – founder of the Jesuit order (1491-1556), who often ended his letters to Jesuits going to the missions with this Expression, Quotations book 2019

Profit instead of volume

Volume is vanity, profit is sanity.

Wilhelm Zeller – German manager, 1996-2009 CEO at Hannover Rück (b. 1944)

I don’t give a shit

The opposite of beauty is not ugly. It’s ‘I don’t give a shit’.

Stefan Sagmeister – Austrian graphic desinger and typographer (b. 1962), at the “SCHØN” conference in the Augsburg house of prayer (June 2018)

Function

The main problem with functionalism is that it does not function.

Stefan Sagmeister – Austrian graphic desinger and typographer (b. 1962), at the “SCHØN” conference in the Augsburg house of prayer (June 2018)

Real friendship

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

attributed to Walter Winchell – American journalist (1897-1972), Quotations book 2019

Finished

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.

attributed to Benjamin Franklin – American politician, writer and scientist (1706-1790)

Change and growth

Change is constant, growth is optional.

Kim Butcher – American investor (b. 1958)

Candle

It is far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.

William L. Watkinson – English Methodist preacher and writer (1838-1925), from his sermon “The Invincible Strategy” (1907), Quotations book 2019

Capacities

The capacities which are within a man are greater than he knows and the capacities with which God can endow a man are greater than he dreams.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon – English Baptist pastor (1834-1892), from his sermon N° 1690 “Chariots Of Iron” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington (September 28, 1882), Quotations book 2019

Unity, liberty, charity

In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.

Unitatem in necessariis, in non necessariis libertatem, in omnibus caritatem.

Marco Antonio de Dominis – born Marko Gospodnetić, Dalmatian Catholic theologian, philosopher and scientist, 1602-1616 Archbishop of Split, (1560-1624), from “De Republica Ecclesiastica”, part 1, book 4, chapter 8 (1617), Quotations book 2019

Extraordinary

The purpose of an organization is to enable ordinary people to do extraordinary things. No organization can depend on genius; the supply is always scarce and always unpredictable. It is the test of an organization to make ordinary people perform better than they seem capable of, to bring out whatever strength there is in its members, and to use each person’s strength to help all the other members perform.

Peter F. Drucker – Austrian-born American management expert (1909-2005), from “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” (1973), Quotations book 2019

Inspiration

Inspiration is contagious.

Ryan Boutin – Canadian entrepreneur and marketer, CEO Zeal Media Inc. (b. 1976)

Innovative Interaction

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.

Margaret Heffernan – American entrepreneur, author and speaker (b. 1955)

Businessculture

Culture eats strategy for lunch.

business wisdom, often attributed to Peter F. Drucker – Austrian-born American management expert (1909-2005), Quotations book 2019

Wisdom and knowledge

A wise man has great power. A man who has knowledge increases his strength.

The Bible, Proverbs 24:5 (NIRV) – Quotations book 2019

True or new

Men are willing to forego the old for the sake of the new. But commonly it is found in theology that that which is true is not new, and that which is new is not true.

Robert Shindler – American Baptist priest, close friend to preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon (c. 1824-1903), from his article “The Down Grade “, published in “Sword and the Trowel” (March 1887), Quotations book 2019

Valor da libertade

Educate your children, educate yourself, in the love for the freedom of others, for only in this way will your own freedom not be a gratuitous gift from fate. You will be aware of its worth and will have the courage to defend it.

Joaquim Aurélio Barreto Nabuco de Araújo – Brazilian politician, historian and journalist, co founder of the Academia Brasileira de Letras (1849-1910), from “Abolitionism: The Brazilian Antislavery Struggle” (1883), Quotations book 2019

Eduquem os seus filhos, eduquem-se a si mesmos, no amor da liberdade alheia, único meio de não ser a sua própria liberdade uma doação gratuita do Destino, e de adquirirem a consciência do que ela vale, e coragem para defendê-la.

Joaquim Aurélio Barreto Nabuco de Araújo – político, historiador e jornalista brasileiro, co-fundador da Academia Brasileira de Letras (1849-1910), de “O Abolicionismo” (1883), Livro de cotações 2019

Progress

Today progress happens so fast that when someone declares a problem to be completely impracticable and unsolvable in the next moment he is interrupted by someone else who has already solved and realized the Problem.

attributed to Albert Einstein – German physicist, Nobel prize in Physics 1921 (1879-1955)

Success

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.

attributed to H. Wayne Huizenga Sr. – American businessman and entrepreneur, founder of several companies e.g. Blockbuster Video (1937-2018)

Road to success

The road to success is always under construction.

proverb

Leader

A good leader has a moral integrity that survives both success and failure.

Sir Elton John – British singer, musician and composer (b. 1947), at the Worls Economic Forum in Davos (January 2018), Quotations book 2019

Passion

The first lesson I have learnt is the importance of finding, and following, a passion.

Sir Elton John – British singer, musician and composer (b. 1947), at the Worls Economic Forum in Davos (January 2018), Quotations book 2019

Loyalty

Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.

Simon O. Sinek – American author, speaker and optimist (b. 1973), from “Leaders Eat Last Deluxe: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” (2014), Quotations book 2019
see Startwithwhy.com

Savoir et voir

Il faut savoir et voir, et il faut voir et savoir.

Claude Lanzmann – réalisateur et documentaire français (1925-2018), d’après une interview dans “Cahiers du cinéma”, n ° 374, (juillet / août 1985)

All to the best

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry About?

Henry Ford – American engineer and industrialist (1963-1947), in an interview with Dale Carnegie (born Dale Carnagey, American author and personality Coach, 1888-1955), Quotations book 2019

Commandments of nonviolence

1. Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.
2. Remember always that the nonviolent movement … seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory.
3. Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.
4. Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.
5. Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.
6. Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.
7. Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
8. Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.
9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – American civil rights activist and pastor, Nobel Peace Prize 1964 (1929-1968), from a commitment card signed by volunteers at the Birmingham Protests (1963), Quotations book 2019

Listen instead of speaking

We have two ears, but one mouth so that we may hear more but speak less.

διὰ τοῦτο … δύο ὦτα ἔχομεν, στόμα δὲ ἕν, ἵνα πλείονα μὲν ἀκούωμεν, ἥττονα δὲ λέγωμεν.

Zeno of Citium – Greek philosopher (c. 333-c. 261 BC), from “Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers” (book seven, Zeno of Citium) by Diogenes Laërtius (Greek historian and doxographer, 3rd century)

Watchword 2019

Seek peace and pursue it.

The Bible, Psalms 34:15 (NIV) – Quotations book 2019

The Protestant pastor and song writer Otto Riethmüller (1889-1939) – he belonged to the Confessing Church – decided in 1930 under the impression of the Nacional Socialism’s propaganda, to give henceforth every calendar year a headline with a Bible verse. An act of civil courage! He has established a tradition that still exists today. Meanwhile, the annual solution is set by the Ecumenical Association for Bible Reading (Ökumenische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Bibellesen) three years in advance.

Fokus

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden – American basketball player and coach (1910-2010), Quotations book 2019

Minimum turnover

The produce of a field stands related to the amount of that mineral ingredient which its soil contains in smallest quantity.

Mineral Theory by Prof. Dr. Justus Freiherr von Liebig – German chemist and agricultural scientist (1803-1873), from “Principles of Agricultural Chemistry: With Special Reference to the Late Researches Made in England” (1855)

All is possible for GOD

No one can stop you.

The bible, Job 42:2 (NLT) – Quotations book 2019

Walk on mountains

The Lord and King gives me strength. … He helps me walk on the highest places.

The bible, Habakkuk 3:19 (NIRV)

Médiateur

Nous ne connaissons Dieu que par J.-C. Sans ce médiateur est ôtée toute communication avec Dieu.

Blaise Pascal – Mathématicien et philosophe français (1623-1662), a “Pensée Non. 221”

Fortune

Forming fortune is like a big tree giving shade.

Norman Rentrop – German publisher (b. 1957)

You need 3 things for your succes

To make your way in life you need 3 things:
A deep sense of inner purpose and the will to renew it.
A clear vision of where you want to get to and the energy to pursue it.
And courage. Courage to take steps which others might fear to take.

Ralph Coverdale – British psychologist, management consultant and trainer, founder of “The Coverdale Organisation” (1918-1975), Quotations book 2019

Strength

Do not pray for lighter burdens, pray for a stronger back!

attributed to Teresa of Àvila – spanish mystic and Catholic nun (1515-1582), Quotations book 2019

Count what counts

Count your garden by the flowers,
never by the leaves that fall;
Count your days by golden hours
don’t remember clouds at all!
Count the night by stars, not shadows
Count your life with smiles – not tears
And on every birthday morning,
count your age by friends – not years.

birthday poem, given to a lady’s 90th birthday in Richfield Springs, New York, published in “Ninetieth Birthday Celebrated at Monticello” (Richfield Mercury, 27.1.1927)

Scrutinize

The time to reflect on your investing methods is when you are most successful, not when you are making the most mistakes.

Sir John Marks Templeton – value investor and philanthropist (1912-2008)

Silence

God’s native language is silence, the church fathers say. Silence is God’s voice, and that voice says, “I love you, I love you, I love you.” For silence is the space that God has made within his Being for us to be. This is love: to let the other be, to open a space within self for other. Silence is that space within God’s being where we are able to be. So, when we hear silence, we are listening to God tell us that he loves us enough to make room within himself for us.

Prof. Joseph McQueen – American linguist