считывание

Отлично думается, читая.

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

Счастье

Счастье не в том, чтобы делать всегда, что хочешь, а в том, чтобы всегда хотеть того, что делаешь.

Лев Николаевич Толстой – русский писатель (1828-1910), котировки выпуска 2018

Zip it

Don’t open your mouth at your first board meeting.

Brian Joffe – South African company founder: Bidvest Group (b. 1947)

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)

Yes and No

The oldest, shortest words, “yes” and “no”, are those which require the most thoughts.

attributed to Pythagoras of Samos – Greek philosopher and mathematician (c. 570-501 B.C.), Quotations book 2017

Yardstick

The big question about how people behave is whether they’ve got an Inner Scorecard or an Outer Scorecard. It helps if you can be satisfied with an Inner Scorecard. I always pose it this way, I say: “Lookit. Would you rather be the world’s greatest lover, but have everyone think you’re the world’s worst lover? Or would you rather be the world’s worst lover but have everyone think you’re the world’s greatest lover?”

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), from “Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets” (2009), Quotations book 2015

Wrong objective

Don’t chase performance – you will always be late.

Perry J. Kaufman – American financial theorist, investment-expert and author (b. 1943)

World’s value

The ordinary gives the world its existence, the extraordinary its value.

attributed to Oscar Wilde – Irish writer (1854-1900), Quotations book 2016

World at peace

A world at prayer is a world at peace.

Al Scalpone – American author and scriptwriter (1913-2000), Quotations book 2015

World

All of the good in the world is not done by foundation donations. Much more good is done via ordinary business operations of the corporations in which they invest.

Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924), Quotations book 2002

World

When you rule your mind, you rule your world.

Bill Provost – America loan consultant, chosen by Sir John Marks Templeton, British value investor and philanthropist (1912-2008), Quotations book 2002

Working for money

Taking a job for money is like marrying for money, which is especially dumb if you are already rich.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2006

Work and success

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Wisdom – Quotations book 2013

Work and luck

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

attributed to Thomas Jefferson – American politician, 1801-1909 third president and member of the American Enlightment movement (1743-1826), Quotations book 2008

Work

If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

attributed to Henry J. Kaiser – American entrepreneur, founder of several companies – today Kaiser Group International (1882-1967)

Work

The higher the pay in enjoyment the worker gets out of it, the higher shall be his pay in cash, also.

Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), from “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur`s Court” (1889), Chapter XXVIII, Quotations book 2013

Work

Work is personal commitment, but no burden.

Patrizio Bertelli – Italian entrepreneur (Prada, b. 1946)

Work

There’s a lot of big egos in this industry. Most chief executives got into this business because they want to travel for a living. Not me, I want to work.

Michael O’Leary – Irish businessman, who made Ryanair one of the largest European airlines (b. 1961), Quotations book 2017

Work

Work is love made visible.

Khalil Gibran – Lebanese Maronite poet, philosopher and artist, aka Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), from “The Prophet (1923), Quotations book 2018

Wonderful company

It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2006

Without Love

Duty without Love creates annoyance.
Truth without Love creates addiction to criticism.
Education without Love creates contradiction.
Cleverness without Love turns cagey.
Responsibility without Love turns inconsiderate.
Justice without Love creates hardness.
Politeness without Love creates hypocrisy.
Order without Love creates pettiness.
Knowledge without Love turns obstinate.
Power without Love turns violent.
Honour without Love creates pride.
Possession without Love turns avaricious.
Believe without Love turns fanatic

attributed to Laozhi – chinese philosopher (ca 3rd-5th century BC)

Wishes

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.

Madonna – born Madonna Louise Ciccone, American singer, actress, songwriter, dancer, author and director (b. 1958)

Wise

When a wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

Chinese proverb – Quotations book 2007

Wisdom: A Column of Benjamin Franklin’s Ageless Maxims and Aphorisms

He invented the “Franklin” open stove. He discovered that lightning is an electrical discharge by experimenting with a kite during a thunderstorm. He founded the Philadelphia Library, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Philosophical Society. An accomplished linguist, he helped his nation better its relations with the European powers when those relations were critical to its survival. He established the US Post Office on a profitable basis. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Rising from meager origins, Benjamin Franklin became one of the nation’s wealthiest businessmen, owning its most successful printing and publishing firms. “Poor Richard’s Almanac”, which he published for some 25 years under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders was one of the nation’s most popular publications in its time.

Poor Richard’s Almanac is the source of these observations:

1. Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
2. He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.
3. Learn of the skilful: He that teaches himself hath a fool for his master.
4. Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.
5. The learned Fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned; but still ’tis nonsense.
6. Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her.
7. He that hath a trade, hath an estate.
8. Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore.
9. If your riches are yours, why don’t you take them with you to the other world?
10. He that can have patience, can have what he will.
11. Great talkers, little doers.
12. Half wits talk much but say little.
13. If passion drives, let reason hold the reins.
14. ‘Tis easy to see, hard to foresee.
15. He that waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
16. A change of fortune hurts a wise man no more than a change of the moon.
17. Diligence is the mother of good luck.
18. There are lazy minds as well as lazy bodies.
19. No gains without pains.
20. Industry, perseverance, and frugality, make fortune yield.
21. All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth
22. Nothing humbler than ambition, when it is about to climb.
23. Industry pays debts, despair increases them.
24. Well done is better than well said.
25. Great good-nature without prudence is a great misfortune.
26. Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.
27. Necessity never made a good bargain.
28. Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
29. Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
30. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
31. He that buys by the penny, maintains not only himself, but other people.
32. Drive thy business; let not that drive thee.
33. The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.
34. As pride increases, fortune declines.
35. Tricks and trechery are the practice of fools, that have not wit enough to be honest
36. Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.
37. Promises may get thee friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
38. Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich men poor.
39. You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
40. The same man cannot be both Friend and Flatterer.
41. Those who are fear’d, are hated.
42. A true friend is the best possession.
43. Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
44. Pay what you owe, and you’ll know what’s your own.
45. At 20 years of age, the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.
46. If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
47. They who have nothing to be troubled at, will be troubled at nothing
48. An undutiful daughter, will prove an unmanageable wife.
49. Eat to live; live not to eat.
50. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
51. A good wife lost, is God’s gift lost.
52. There is no little enemy.

Benjamin Franklin – American politician, writer and scientist (1706-1790), from “Poor Richard’s Almanack” (1733-1758)

Wisdom, morality, determination

Wisdom frees from doubts,
morality frees from suffering,
determination frees from fear.

知者不惑,
仁者不憂,
勇者不懼。

attributed to Confucius – Chinese philosopher and teacher (around 551-479 B.C.), from the “Lun Yu”, a collection of sayings attributed to Master Kong and his followers, first published in the 2nd century (book IX, chapter 28), Quotations book 2017

Wisdom and wealth

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

Sophocles – Greek poet (496 – 406/405 BC)

Wisdom and knowledge

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

The Bible, Proverbs 24:5 (NIRV)

Wisdom and diligence

Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.

Lin Yutang – Chinese philosopher (1895-1976), from “The Importance of Living” (1937)

Wisdom

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

Thomas Stearns Eliot – English-born American writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1948 (1888-1965)

Wisdom

A wise man seeks Wisdom; a madman thinks that he has found it.

Persian proverb

Wisdom

By wisdom a house is built; by understanding it is established. By knowledge rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant wealth.

The Bible, Proverbs 24:3-4 (CEB) – Quotations book 2014

Wisdom

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson – American writer (1803-1882), from “Demonology” (1877)

Wisdom

Scientiam non ut possessio habeatur, sed sicut aliquid ab eo mutuatum.

Wisdom is not held by men as a possession, but as something on loan.

Thomas of Aquin – Italian philosopher and theologian (1225-1274), from his comment on Aristotle’s Metaphysics “Sententia libri Metaphysicae” (lib. 1 l. 3 n. 13)

Winning margain

What are you doing your competitors aren’t doing yet?

Philip A. Fisher – American Growth investor and Mentor of Warren Buffett (1907-2004), Quotations book 2007

Winning

You never win alone. Once you start believing something different, you start loosing.

Mika Häkkinen – Finnish former Formula One-racing driver (b. 1968), Quotations book 2007

Winner and loser

The Winner is always part of the answer;
The Loser is always part of the problem.

The Winner always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.

The Winner says: “Let me do it for you”;
The Loser says: ” That is not my job.”

The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
The Loser sees a problem for every answer.

The Winner says: “It may be difficult but it is possible”;
The Loser says: “It may be possible but it is too difficult.”

slogan for motivation – Quotations book 2015

Wind of change

When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.

Chinese proverb – Quotations book 2015

WIN!

· Get in Front of Wealth.

· Represent the Firm in Areas Where You Have Conviction.

· Ask for the Business.

· Know Your Customer.

· Use the Firm’s Resources Wisely.

· Don’t Procrastinate!

· If You Don’t Know the Answer, Say So, Then Get It.

· When in a Gray Area, See Your Manager.

· Help Your Colleagues.

· Contribute to the Firm & the Department.

· Treat Your Assistant as a Partner.

· Be Honest … With Yourself and With Your Customers.

· Be Humble.

· Be a Good Listener, Not Just a Good Talker.

· Take a Long-term Perspective but Have Short-term Goals.

· Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Loss.

· Communicate with Your Customers … Through Thick and Thin.

· Have a Well Thought-out Business Plan.

· Always Prospect.

· Don’t Fear Rejection; Be Prepared for It.

· Don’t Open Small Accounts; Think Big!

· Do It All … with Discipline, Enthusiasm and Persistence!.

James W. Little – American banker (Morgan Stanley), Quotations book 2007

Willpower

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi – legendary American football coach (1913-1970), Quotations book 2014

Will and achievement

It is God at work in you – giving you the will and the power to achieve His purpose.

The Bible, Philippians 2:13 (N.N.) – Quotations book 2006

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)

Wife

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

Why?

I’ve just been a machine for making money. I seem to have spent my life in a golden tunnel looking for the outlet which would lead to happiness. But the tunnel kept going on. After my death there will be nothing left.

attributed to Aristoteles Onassis – Greek reeder (1906-1975), known as one of the richest menin his time

Why God loves

God loves us not because we are lovable, but because He ist love.

C. S. Lewis – Britisch writer (1898-1963), from Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis: Volume III, Letter to Mary Van Deusen, May 25, 1951

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 all that which other men tell of, or am I only what I know of myself, restless and longing and sick, like a bird in a cage, struggling for breath, as though hands were compressing my throat, yearning for colors, for flowers, for the voices of birds, thirsting for words of kindness, for neighborliness, trembling with anger at despotisms and petty humiliation, tossing in expectation of great events, powerlessly trembling for friends at an infinite distance, weary and empty at praying, at thinking, at making, faint and ready to say farewell to it all.

Who am I? This or the other? Am I one person today, and tomorrow another? Am I both at once? A hypocrite before others, and before myself a contemptibly woebegone weakling? Or is something within me still like a beaten army, fleeing in disorder from victory already achieved?

Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine. Whoever I am, Thou knowest, O God, I am thine.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer – German Lutheran theologian (Confessing Church) and resistance fighter (1906-1945), from “Widerstand und Ergebung”

Whatever you do

Whatever you do, do wisely, and think of the consequences.

Quidquid agis, prudenter agas et respice finem!

from the”Gesta Romanorum” – late medieval collection of examples (14th Century)

What the world needs

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

John Eldredge – American christian counsellor and author (b. 1960)

What matters

One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.

Dr. Forest E. Witcraft – American Scholar and boy scout(1894-1967), from “Within My Power” (1950), Quotations book 2003

What it takes to be Number One

Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he’s got to play from the ground up – from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.

Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization – an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win – to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don’t think it is.

It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there – to compete. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules – but to win.

And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

I don’t say these things because I believe in the ‘brute’ nature of men or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour – his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – VICTORIOUS.

Vince Lombardi – legendary American football coach (1913-1970), Quotations book 2018

What instead of how

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George Smith Patton – American general (1885-1945), Quotations book 2013

What God tells us

The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.

Huius mundi ratio ad successum nos dominatumque propellit; Dei tamen mens ad humilitatem, ministerium atque amorem incitat.

Pope Francis – born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, since 2013 Holy Father (b. 1936), in a message on Twitter. 2nd June 2013, Quotations book 2018

What expenditures tell you

Give me five minutes with a persons checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.

attributed to Billy Graham – born William Franklin Graham jr., American evangelist (1918-2018)

What counts

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

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

Wellbeing

The Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans had about the same level of wellbeing as the Maasai of East Africa, a traditional herding people who live in huts with no electricity or running water.

Ed Diener – American professor in psychology (b. 1946), from “Barclays Wealth Insights, Volume 4: The True Value of Wealth” (2007)

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

Weather

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

Slogan – often attributed to Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910)

Wealth needs patience

Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.

The Bible, Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) – Quotations book 2010

Wealth

It is precisely the ability to foresee both the needs of others and the combinations of productive factors most adapted to satisfying those needs that constitutes another important source of wealth in modern society.

Pope John Paul II – born Karol Wojtyla, 1978-2005 Holy Father (1920-2005), from “Centesimus Annus” (1991), Quotations book 2006

Wealth

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.

Wisdom

Wealth

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Epicurus- Greek philosopher (341-270 BC), Quotations book 2007

Wealth

It’s OK to have wealth. But keep it in your hands, not in your heart.

Wisdom

Wealth

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application..

attributed to Miguel de Cervantes Y Saavedra – Spanish writer (1547-1616)

Water

We never know the worth of water ’til the well is dry.

Proverb – Quotations book 2005

Watchword 2019

Seek peace and pursue it.

The bible, psalms 34:15 (NIV)

Watchword 2018

God says: To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

The bible, Revelation 21:6 (NIV) – Quotations book 2018

Watchword 2017

God says: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.

The bible, Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV) – Zitateheft 2017

Watchword 2016

God says: As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.

The Bible, Isaiah 66:13 (NRSV) – Quotations book 2016

Watchword 2015

Accept one another as Christ accepted us, to the glory of God.

The Bible, Romans 15:7 (NRSV) – Quotations book 2015

Watchword 2014

But for me it is good to be near God.

The Bible, Psalm 73:28 (NRSV) – Quotations book 2014

Watchword 2013

Here we have no lasting city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

The Bible, Hebrew 13:14 (NRSV) – Quotations book 2013

Watchword 2012

Jesus Christ said: My power is made perfekt in weakness.

The Bible, 2. Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) – Quotations book 2012

Watchword 2011

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

The Bible, Romans 12:21 (NIV) – Quotations book 2011

Watchword 2010

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.

The Bible, John 14:1 (NRSV) – Quotations book 2010

Watchword 2009

What is possible with man is possible with God.

The Bible, Lucas 18:27 (NIV) – Zitateheft 2009

Watchword 2008

I live, you also will live.

The Bible, John 14:19 (NIV) – Quotations book 2008

Watchword 2007

Behold! I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

The Bible, Jesaja 43:19a (ESV) – Quotations book 2007

Watchword 2006

I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

The Bible, Josua 1:5 (KJV) – Quotations book 2006

Watchword 2004

Jesus Christ says: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Bible, Markus 13:31 (NIV) – Quotations book 2004

Watchword 2002

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.

The Bible, Jesaja 12:2 (KJV) – Quotations book 2002

Watch children

Watching children grow up is a great delight. You see in them your own faults and your wife’s virtues, and that can be a very stabilizing influence.

Sir Peter Ustinov – English actor and writer (1921-2004)

Waste

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers – American humorist (1879-1935)

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..

Wanted

GOD, give us men! A time like this demands
strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
men whom the lust of office does not kill;
men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
men who possess opinions and a will;
men who have honor; men who will not lie;
men who can stand before a demagogue
and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
in public duty, and in private thinking:
for while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
their large professions and their little deeds,
mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
wrong rules the land and waiting justice sleeps.

Josiah Gilbert Holland – American physician and novelist (1819-1881), written in 1872, Quotations book 2017

Want or excuse

If you really want something you will find a way.
If you don’t you will find an excuse.

Arabic proverb – Quotations book 2018

Wall Street

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2007

Wall Street

Wall Street hasn’t really changed all that much. It still operates on the principle of taking care of itself first, really big and important customers second, everyone else last.

Allan Sloan – American journalist (b. 1944), in “Lessons of the crash of ’08”, Fortune Magazine, September 28th 2009

Walk on mountains

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

The bible, Habakkuk 3:19 (NIRV)

Wait a while

There is an old adage in investment lore that says, “Buy when blood is in the streets.” Actually, it is sometimes best to wait a while. An investor did not have to buy during the riots in the streets of Watts; a year later was time enough to catch the lowest prices and make a fortune.

James “Jim” Rogers – American star-investor (b. 1942)

Voyage heureux

He who would travel happily must travel light.

attributed to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – French aviator and writer (1900-1994), Quotations book 2017

Pour voyager heureux, voyagez léger.

attribué à Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – écrivain, et aviateur français (1900-1944), Brochure de citation 2017

Votes

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)

Volatility

Stocks are much more volatile than the businesses they represent.

attributed to Robert G. Kirby – American investor (1925-2005), Quotations book 2016

Voir Dieu

Qui veut voir Dieu vivant, face à face, doit le chercher, non dans le firmament désert de sa pensée, mais dans l’amour des hommes.

Romain Rolland – écrivain et pacifiste français, prix Nobel de littérature 1915 (1866-1944), de “Jean-Christophe: L’Adolescent” (1904), Brochure de citation 2014

Vocation

There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.

attributed to Plato – Greek philosopher (c. 428-348 B.C.), Quotations book 2015

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)

Vision and Success

Every vision begins with a mental journey;

each success begins with making it reality.

Motto – Quotations book 2010

Vision

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

The Bible, Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) – Quotations book 2007

Vision

Capital isn’t scarce, vision is.

Michael Milken – American financer, benefactor and innovator in medical science (b. 1946)

Visible

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

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

Virtues

Hard work, honesty, if you keep at it, will get you almost anything.

Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924)

Ville eet

Fader i Himlene! Hvad er dog et Menneske uden Dig!
Hvor er Alt hvad han veed, var det end det Mangfoldiges Mængde, kun et afbrudt Stykke, hvis han ikke kjender Dig;
er al hans Stræben, var den end omfattende en Verden, kun et halvgjort Arbeide, hvis han ikke kjender Dig, Du den Ene, som er Eet og som er Alt!
Saa give Du i Forstanden Viisdom til at fatte det Ene, i Hjertet Oprigtighed til at annamme Forstaaelsen, i Villien Reenhed ved kun at ville Eet;
saa give Du i gode Dage Vedholdenhed til at ville Eet, i Adspredelser Samling til at ville Eet, i Lidelser Taalmod til at ville Eet.
O, Du som giver baade at begynde og at fuldkomme, Du give aarle, naar Dagen gryer, den Unge Beslutningen at ville Eet;
naar Dagen helder give Du Oldingen en fornyet Ihukommelse af sin første Beslutning, at det Sidste maatte være som det Første, det Første som det Sidste, være Dens Liv, der kun har villet Eet.

Father in heaven, what is man without you!
What is all that he knows, vast accumulation though it be, but a chipped fragment if he does not know you!
What is all his striving, could it even encompass a world, but a half-finished work if he does not know you: you the One, who is one thing and who is all!
So may you give to the intellect, wisdom to comprehend that one thing; to the heart, sincerity to receive this understanding; to the will, purity that wills only one thing.
In prosperity may you grant perseverance to will one thing; amid distractions, collectedness to will one thing; in suffering, patience to will one thing.
O you who give both the beginning and the completion, may you early, at the dawn of day, give to the young person the resolution to will one thing.
As the day wanes, may you give to the old person a renewed remembrance of their first resolution, that the first may be like the last, the last like the first, in possession of a life that has willed only one thing.

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard – Danish Protestant theologian an philosopher (1813-1855), known as one of the most important academics in Denmark, from “Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing”, in “Edifying Discourses in Diverse Spirits” (1847), Quotations book 2017