Passion

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

Saying – Quotations book 2017

Gratefulness

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

Brands

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

Enthusiasm

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

Smile

A smile is the universal welcome.

Max Eastman – American writer (1883-1969), from “The Sense of Humor” (1921), Quotations book 2020

Doctors

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)

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)

Jouir

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)

Top-Performance

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

Wisdom

Requirements

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)

Burn

Go forth and set the world on fire.

Ite, inflammate omnia.

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

Smile

A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.

proverb

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)

Dance

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

Communauté

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

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”

Freedom

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

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

Thankful

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

Proverb – Quotations book 2015

Eccentricities

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)

Smile

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.

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

Burn

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

Enthusiasm

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

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

Passion

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

Curiosity

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

Passions

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

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)

Passion

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 10th, 2010), Quotations book 2021

Foolish

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

Value

Things only have the value that we give them.

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

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)

Laugh

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)

Speaking

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)

Happiness

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

Enthusiasm

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

Walter P. Chrysler – American company founder (1875-1940)

Motivation

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

Enthusiasm

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”

Simple

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

Passion

Passion never fails.

wisdom – Quotations book 2019

Pleasure

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

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

Gratitude

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)

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