Month: August 2021


When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don"t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. attributed to Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom – Dutch writer, member of the resistance (1892-1983), Quotations book 2022


Mot det förgångna: tack, till det kommande: ja! Dag H. A. C. Hammarskjöld - Svensk jurist, 1953-61 FN:s generalsekreterare, Nobels fredspris postumt 1961 (1905-1961), från en dagboksanteckning från 1953, publicerad i "Vägmärken" (postumt 1963) For all that has been — Thanks. For all that shall be — Yes. Dag H. A. C. Hammarskjöld – Swedish jurist, 1953-61 UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace...


Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given. attributed to Francis of Assisi – Italian friar and orders founder (1181/82-1226)


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Anthony "Tony" Jay Robbins – born Anthony J. Mahavoric, American author, coach, motivational speaker, and philanthropist (b. 1960)


The dumb run, the clever wait, the wise go into the garden. attributed to Rabindranath Tagore - born Robindronath Thakur, Bengali poet, Nobel Prize in literature 1913 (1861-1941)


In sé il potere non è né buono né cattivo, ma riceve il proprio senso solo dalla decisione di colui che lo esercita. Romano Guardini - filosofo religioso cattolico e teologo (1885-1968), da "Il potere" (1951)


Never start a business just to make money, start a business to make a difference. Marie Forleo – American entrepreneur, life coach and philanthropist (b. 1975), Quotations book 2022

Do it!

If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it. Elon Musk – South African-born American engineer, designer and founding entrepreneur: Tesla (b. 1971), Quotations book 2022


If people stop reading, they stop thinking, and if they stop thinking, they become vulnerable to manipulation. Leaders are readers. The connection between reading and success (personal and societal) cannot be overemphasized. Jyoti Guptara – English writer and business consultant (b. 1988), Quotations book 2022


Anyone who doesn"t believe in miracles isn"t a realist. .כל [יהודי] שאינו מאמין בנסים אינו ריאליסטי David Ben-Gurion - born David Grün, Israeli politician, 1948-1953 and 1955-1963 Premie Minister (1886-1973), quoted in "Years of Crisis Years of Hope" (1973), Quotations book 2022


I paid no attention to the territorial boundaries of academic disciplines and I just grabbed all the big ideas that I could. Charlie Munger - Vice Chairman Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924), Quotations book 2022


Without heroes we"re all plain people and don"t know how far we can go. Bernard Malamud - American novelist (1914-1986), from "The Natural" (1952), Quotations book 2022


Happiness resides not in cattles, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. εὐδαιμονίη οὐκ ἐν βοσκήμασιν οἰκεῖ οὐδὲ ἐν χρυσῶι· ψυχὴ οἰκητήριον δαίμονος. Democritus from Abdera - Greek philosopher (c. 460 -371 B.C.), fragment 171


Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude. Gary Player – South African retired professional golfer (b. 1935)


“What are we to make of Christ?” There is no question of what we can make of Him, it is entirely a question of what He intends to make of us. C. S. Lewis - British writer (1898-1963), from the essay "What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?" (1950), published in "God in the Dock" (1970)


I work on the principle that you should never do something that others can do for you. attrubited to John D. Rockefeller - American oil magnate, sunday"s School teacher and world"s richest man at his time (1839-1937)

Competition as a guide

It is one of the chief tasks of competition to show which plans are false. Friedrich August von Hayek - Austrian economist and social philosopher, Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences 1974 (1899-1992), from "Law, legislation and liberty: a new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy" (1973), Quotations book 2022

Help to improve performance

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. Sheryl Sandberg – American manager and philanthropist, COO of Facebook (b. 1969), about "Harvard Business School" in "Lean In for Graduates" (2014), Quotations book 2022


What is thought is not said. What is said is not heard. What is heard is not understood. What is understood is not believed. What is believed is not yet advocated. What is advocated is not yet acted on. What is acted on is not yet completed. scheme from communication research, falsely attributed to Konrad Lorenz - Austian zoologist and ethologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1973 (1903-1989),...