Common Wisdoms

Home in Heaven

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. wisdom of a British street performer - quoted by Billy Graham (born William Franklin Graham jr., American evangelist, 1918-2018) in "The Enduring Classics of Billy Graham" (2004)

Responsibility

Responsibility is the price of freedom. Elbert Hubbard - American writer ("Message to Garcia") and publisher (1856-1915), quoted by his wife Alice Moore Hubbard (American writer and feminist, 1861-1915) in "An American Bible" (1912)

Ordre

The beauty of the world is the order of the world that is loved. Simone Weil - French philosopher and social reformer (1909-1943), from "Awaiting God" ("Attente de Dieu," 1950) La beauté du monde, c’est l’ordre du monde aimé. Simone Weil - philosophe et réformatrice sociale française (1909-1943), extrait de "Attente de Dieu" (1950)

Words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Wisdom, often falsely attributed to Mother Teresa – born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Albanian-born Indian nun and order’s founder, Nobel Peace Prize (1910-1997), could not be verified by the Mother Teresa Center

Sabiduría de la vida

The wisdom of the Camino (pilgrimage) is the wisdom of life: Learn to overcome obstacles. wisdom of the pilgrims of the way of St. James La sabiduría del Camino es la sabiduría de la vida: Aprender a superar los obstáculos. sabiduría de los peregrinos del Camino de Santiago

беспорядок

Лишний порядок - это тоже беспорядок. Русская мудрость Excessive order is also disorder. Russian wisdom

Resilience

A good half of the art of living is resilience. Alain de Botton – British-Swiss philosopher and author (b. 1969)

Kindness

A friendly word does not cost anything and yet it is the most beautiful gift. attributed to Daphne du Maurier - English writer (1907-1989), Quotations book 2012

Believe

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

Mieux

Better is the enemy of good. French proverb Le mieux est l"ennemi du bien. proverbe français

Sans dette

Beware of bankers. Freedom is priceless. French bon mot Méfiez-vous des banquiers. La liberté n"a pas de prix. bon mot français

Concise

Broadly speaking, short words are best, and the old words, when short, are best of all. Sir Winston L. Churchill – British politician, 1940-45 and 1951-55 Prime Minister, Nobel Prize in literature 1953 (1874-1965), from his speech on receiving the "London Times Literary Award" (November 2, 1949), Quotations book 2022

Worth

Imagine […] that every morning when you wake up, a bank would open an account in your name containing 86,400 $. There were only two rules: The first rule is that everything you fail to spend is taken from you that night. You can’t cheat, you can’t switch the unspent money to another account: you can only spend it. But when you wake next morning, and every morning after that, the bank opens a...

Smile

Every smile you send out comes back to you twice over. proverb

Democracy

No democracy has ever been inflicted by a famine, and no two democracies have ever made war on each other. Johan Norberg – Swedish writer (b. 1973), from his film "Globalisation Is Good" (2003), Quotations book 2021

Meaning of life

The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life. attributed to Rabindranath Tagore - born Robindronath Thakur, Bengali poet, Nobel Prize in literature 1913 (1861-1941), Quotations book 2021

Truth

If there were only one truth, you couldn"t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. Pablo Picasso - born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish artist (1881-1973), quoted by Daniel J. Robbins (American art historian, art critic, and curator,, 1932-1995) in "Picasso"s Vollard suite" (1979) Aunque...

Kindnes

One day you will figure out, that it is harder to be kind than to be clever. Lawrence Preston Gise - American admin assistant (1915-1995), to his then ten-year-old grandson Jeffrey P. "Jeff" Bezos (American company founder: Amazon, b. 1964), after the younger has calculated to his grandmother Mattie Strait Gise (1915-1977), how much she shortens her life through smoking

The life

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. life is a challenge, meet it. life is a duty, complete it. life is a game, play it. life is costly, care for it. life is wealth, keep it. life is love, enjoy it. life is mystery, know it. life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is a sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing...