All Quotes

Lern from quotes

One of my hobbies is collecting quotations. Socrates said employ your time in reading great people’s lives so you can learn in a very simple way what it took them all their life to do. The best way I found to do that is in a quote. Sometimes in a quote you can capture what a person took a whole life to learn, incredible wisdom through that. I have about 8,000 quotes on my computer and I log...

Do something beyond yourself

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ronald E. Osborn - American teacher of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and writer (1917-1998), in "Forbes"-Magazine (March 15, 1945)


Le but de la dispute ou de la discussion ne doit pas être la victoire, mais l'amélioration. Joseph Joubert - essayiste français (1754-1824), de ses notes, publiées dans "Pensées, maximes, essais et correspondance de J. Joubert" (1842) The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. Joseph Joubert - French essayist (1754-1824), from his notes, published in "Thoughts,...


Before you say you can’t do something, try it. slogan of the Toyoda family Sakichi Toyoda – Japanese inventor and industrialist, founder: Toyota Industries Corporation, Ltd. (1867-1930) Kiichirō Toyoda – Japanese entrepreneur, founder and CEO Toyota Motor Corp. (1894-1952)

Investig right

Have your money where the owners are. Mario Gabelli – American stock investor, investment advisor, and financial analyst, founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors, GAMCO (b. 1942)


God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile. Max Lucado – American author and evagelicale theologean, minister at Oak Hills Church (b. 1955), from "Safe in the Shepherd's Arms: Hope and Encouragement from Psalm 23" (2001)


Everything can be improved. Clarence W. Barron - American financial journalist, one of the most influential figures in the history of publishing company "Dow Jones & Company" (1855-1928), the Swedish compnay EQT has expendet the quote: "Everything can always be improved at all...

Be all that you can be

I want you to be all that you can be. Charles G. Koch – American businessman, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries (b. 1935), in his introduction to "Principle Based Management™" (2022)

Do not give up

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett - Irish writer, Nobel prize in literature 1969 (1906–1989), frim "Worstward Ho" (1983)

Rester curieux

The future belongs to the curious by profession. Prof. Albert Sorel - French historian and writer (1842-1906), quoted by his student Henri-Pierre Roché (French writer, 1879-1959) in his book "Jules et Jim" (1953), adapted into a film in 1962 by François Truffaut (French film director, 1932-1984) L'avenir est aux curieux de profession. Prof. Albert Sorel - historien et écrivain français...

Right questions

If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis. Edward Hodnett - British writer (1901-1984), from "The Art of Problem Solving: How to Improve Your Methods" (1955)


Every problem that is interesting, is also soluble. Prof. David Deutsch – Israeli-born British physicist (b. 1953), in his response to the Edge Annual Question: "What is Your Law?", (2004)

Think positive

Staying positive doesn't mean that things will always work out. Rather, it is the knowledge that you will be fine no matter how it turns out. Garth Ennis – British-American comic book writer and graphic novel author (b. 1970)

If you go, then already

If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right. David Schwartz - American scientist and family company founder: Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (1923-2012)

Writing generates ideas

Writing doesn't just communicate ideas; it generates them. If you're bad at writing and don't like to do it, you'll miss out on most of the ideas writing would have generated. Paul Graham – English-born American computer scientist, entrepreneur and author (b. 1964), in his text "Writing, Briefly" (March, 2005)


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch - Amerikan writer (b. 1943), in "Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue", book 3 (1998)

Quality management

The main message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company. Masaaaki Imai - founder of Kaizen Institute, known as the "father of Continuous Improvement" and for his work on quality management, specifically on "Kaizen" (1930-2023)


What matters most: passion or competence that was born in? Berkshire is full of people who have a peculiar passion for their own business. I would argue passion is more important than brain power. Charlie Munger - Vice Chairman Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924)

Nothing is easy in life

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. Theodore Roosevelt - American politician, 1901-09 26th president, Nobel Peace Prize 1906 (1858-1919), from his address "American Ideals in Education,"...

Mortal – immortal

That in the meantime we die, we are passing over to immortality by death; nor can eternal life follow, unless it should befall us to depart from this life. That is not an ending, but a transit. Quod interim morimur, ad inmortalitatem morte transgredimur nec potest uita aeterna succedere, nisi hinc contigerit exire. Non est exitus iste sed transitus. Cyprian of Carthago - born Thascius...