Who cannot do what he wants, has to want what he can do. Chi non può quel che vuol, quel che può voglia. Leonardo da Vinci - Italian polymath (1452-1519), from a sonnet of disputed origin


Felix, qui quod amat defendere fortiter audet. Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. Ovid - born Publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet (43 B.C. – c. 17 A.C.), from his love poems "Amores", book II, poem V (16 B.C.), Quotations book 2023

Bike ride

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. wisdom, often falsely attributed to John F. Kennedy (American politician, 1961-63 35th president (1917-1963), could not be verifeid by the JFK Library Textual Archives


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


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene - British writer, expert for doll's houses (1904-2003), Quotations book 2021


I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you. Jeffrey P. "Jeff" Bezos – American company founder: Amazon (b. 1964),in an interview with "Fortune" (June...


I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein - German physicist, Nobel Prize in physics 1921 (1879-1955), from a letter to Carl Seelig (11.3.1952), Quotations book 2008


There are only a few activities from which I derive intense pleasure, and speaking is not one of them. attributed to Sir Winston L. Churchill – British politician, 1940-45 and 1951-55 Prime Minister, Nobel Prize in literature 1953 (1874-1965)

Help others

The more you do for others, the better shape you"re in. Walter Breuning - American railroader and supercentenarian, 2009-2011 world"s oldest known man (1896-2011)


La reconnaissance est la mémoire du cœur. Jean Massieu - pionnier français de l"éducation des sourds (1772-1846) Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Jean Massieu - French pioneer in deaf educating (1772-1846)


Look for the activity, that gives you the energy you put into it back to you in the form of enthusiasm. William "Bill" Hybels – American Evangelical minister, founding and former senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church (b. 1951), in his notes to the "Global Leadership Summit 2017"


We don"t laugh because we"re happy - we"re happy because we laugh. solgan of the laughter yoga movement, attributed to William James - American philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)


I love people that burn, that burn from the inside. Christian A. W. Berner- German graduate economist and entrepreneur, CEO Berner Group (b. 1984), Quotations book 2020


Notre Communauté [...] n"était pas, elle non plus, somme de nos intérêts – elle était somme de nos dons. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -  écrivain, et aviateur français (1900-1944), de "Pilote de guerre" (1942), Brochure de citation 2020


The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Walter P. Chrysler - American company founder (1875-1940)


There’s nothing in the Ten Commandments forbidding old ladies to climb trees, is there? Astrid Lindgren - Swedish writer (1907-2002), happily to a film crew during the production of the television film "Tuffa gumman" ("The Tough Old Lady", 1979), Quotations book 2020 Det står väl inte i Mose lag att gamla kärringar inte får klättra i träd! Astrid Lindgren – svensk författare (1907-2002),...


A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman - American writer (1883-1969), from "The Sense of Humor" (1921), Quotations book 2020


Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won"t think you"re going gaga. David Ogilvy – legendary British advertising executive and entrepreneur (1911-1999)


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