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), glatt till filmteamet under inspelningen av tv-filmen “Tuffa gumman” (1979), citat broschyr 2020


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


Passion never fails.

wisdom – Quotations book 2019


Go forth and set the world on fire.

Ite, inflammate omnia.

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


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


The Three Wise Men found Bethlehem without GPS.
The Sheperds learned about the Good News without WhatsApp.
The Evangelists put it all down to writing.
It is so simple to share the Word.

Werner Tiki Küstenmacher – German pastor, author and caricaturist (b. 1953), Quotations book 2018

The Live Joyfully Manifesto

One Life. Keep it simple.
Follow your dreams.
Be curious. Learn new things.
Think outside the box.
Do what you love. Love what you do.
Don’t shy away. Speak your mind.
Be yourself. Be free.
Work less. Do more.
Don’t procrastinate.
Shut off the pixels. Disconnect.
Take time out.
Eat heartily. Take long walks.
Read more. Smile often.
Laugh out loud.
Pick a hobby. Flip a coin.
Sleep like a baby.
Love deeply. Make new friends.
Travel often.
Enjoy the little things.
Seize the day. Live every moment.
Live joyfully.

slogan of the lifestyle company LetterNote, New Delhi, India, Quotations book 2017


Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life .

Saying – Quotations book 2017


A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

attributed to Charles M. Schwab – American industrialist and steel magnate (1862-1939), Quotations book 2015


It’s not the happy people who are thankful. It’s the thankful people who are happy.

Proverb – Quotations book 2015


Manger est une nécessité, mais manger intelligemment est un art.

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

attributed to François de La Rochefoucauld – French aphorist (1613-1680)


What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.

Sprichwort – published in Frank Leslie`s Sunday Magazine, book 13 (1883)

Beauty in things

Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume – Scottish philosopher, economist and hisorian (1711-1776), from “Of the Standard of Taste” (1757), Quotations book 2014


Cependant il n’y a que les passions, et les grandes passions, qui puissent élever l’âme aux grandes choses.

Yet it is passions alone, and strong passions, that can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot – écrivain et philosophe français des Lumières, , (1713-1784), de “Pensées Philosophiques” (1746)


Happiness is inward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

Henry J. van Dyke – American writer and reformed priest (1852-1933), from “Joy and Power” (1903)


Stay hungry, stay foolish! You´ve got to find what you love.

Steve Jobs – American company founder, Apple (1955-2011), to graduates at Stanford University on June 12th, 2005, Quotations book 2016

Fountain of youth

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

Pearl S. Buck – American writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1938 (1892-1973), from “The Joy of Children” (1964), Quotations book 2012


Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale – American clergyman and author (1898-1993), in “Positive thinking for a time like this” (1975), Quotations book 2012

Meaning of life

Love your calling with passion, it is the meaning of your life.

attributed to François-Auguste-René Rodin – French sculptor (1840-1917)

Look forward

My partner Charlie and I never look back; we have so much to look forward to that it does not make sense to look back.

Warren Buffet – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), found on youtube: “Warren Buffett MBA Talk”

Day of rejoicing

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

The Bible, Psalm 118,24 (NIV)


The best doctors in the world are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet and Dr. Merryman.

Jonathan Swift – Irsh-born English writer (1667-1745), from “Polite Conversation” (1738)


We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

attributed to Charles Kingsley – English clergyman, theologian and writer (1819-1875)


Pleasure is the only thing to live for. Nothing ages like happiness.

Oscar Wilde – Irish writer (1854-1900), published in “Chamäleon” (1894)


You cannot motivate the best people with money. Money is just a way to keep score. The best people in any field are motivated by passion.

Eric S. Raymond – founder of the “Open Source” movement (b. 1957), Quotations book 2006


It is not happiness that makes you grateful, but gratefulness that makes you happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast – Austrian-born American Benedictine monk (b. 1926), www.gratefulness.org, www.dankbarkeit.org, Quotations book 2006


Top-Performance is only achieved by people who enjoy what they are doing.



Things only have the value that we give them.

Molière – born Jean Baptiste Poquelin, French actor and playwright (1622-1673)