Important, but not measurable

You’ve got a complex system and it spews out a lot of wonderful numbers that enable you to measure some factors. But there are other factors that are terribly important, [yet] there’s no precise numbering you can put to these factors. You know they’re important, but you don’t have the numbers. Well practically everybody (1) overweighs the stuff that can be numbered, because it yields to the...

Know your limits

No matter how skillfully you climb a tree, you can never get higher than its crown. Haruki Murakami - Japanese writer (b. 1949), from "The City and Its Uncertain Walls", part III ("街とその不確かな壁", 2023)


Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. wisdom

Keep it simple

The most elusive of human goals: Keeping things simple and remembering what you set out to do. Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (*1930), in his letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders (1982)


I've learned an important trick: to develop foresight, you need to practice hindsight. Jane McGonigal – American author, game designer, and researcher (b. 1977), from "Reality is Broken - Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World" (2011)


Love the life you live. Live the life you love. attributed to Bob Marley- born Robert Nesta Marley, Jamaican reggae musician and civil rights activist (1945-1981)

Flame of freedom

If we do not keep alive the flame of freedom that flame will go out, and every noble ideal will die with it. It is not by force of weapons but by force of ideas that we seek to spread liberty to the world' s oppressed. It is not only ideals, but conscience that impels us to do so. Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven - British politician, 1979-90 Prime Minister (1925-2013), in her...


Even in fair weather let us not forget the gale, nor in the storm the pilot. Gregory of Nazianzus - cappadocian theologean, 379-381 Archbishops of Constantinople, one of the Three Holy Hierarchs (c. 329-390), from his "oratio 17", "To the frightened citizenz of Narzianus and the irate prefect" (c. 373), published in "Select Orations" (2010)

Trust and start walking

We are not alone in the dark, our path will unfold as we dare to go beyond our limits. Paulo Coelho de Souza – Brazilian writer (b. 1947), in a "Facebook" post from February 2nd, 2017


The goal no longer lies on the summit, but in the valley where the ascent began. Dr. Carl Gustav Jung - Swiss psychologist (1875-1961), from "The Soul and Death" (1934/1967); published in Volume 8 of the "Collected Works of C.G. Jung": "The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche" (1969)

Right or happiness

Do you want to be right or happy? You can’t be both. Marshall B. Rosenberg - American psychologist and mediator, developer of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and founder of the "Center for Nonviolent Communication" (1934-2015)


If we express our needs, we have a better chance of getting them met. Marshall B. Rosenberg - American psychologist and mediator, developer of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and founder of the "Center for Nonviolent Communication" (1934-2015), from "Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life" (1998)


Spend less than you earn. ... Avoid toxic people and toxic activities. Try to keep learning all your life. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman von Berkshire Hathaway (1924-2023), at the Daily Journal annual meeting 2020


Recognize reality even when you don't like it – especially when you don't like it. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (1924-2023)


Those of us who have been fortunate have a duty to give back. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (1924-2023), from "Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger" (2005)


We have a passion for keeping things simple. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (1924-2023), at the WESCO Annual Meeting 2002

Livets mål

En gång svarade jag ja till någon – eller något. Från den stunden härrör vissheten att tillvaron är meningsfylld och att mitt liv därför, i underkastelse, har ett mål. Dag H. A. C. Hammarskjöld - Svensk jurist, 1953-61 FN:s generalsekreterare, Nobels fredspris postumt 1961 (1905-1961), från en dagboksanteckning från Pingstdagen, den 21 maj 1961, publicerad i "Vägmärken" (postumt 1963) At some...