Organize time

Why do we spend hours on the internet, but only minutes on our knees every day? Dr. Timothy J. Keller – American pastor, theologian, and author, founder Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York (1950-2023), in a "twitter" message from 8th November 2022 (since 2023 "X")

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 [and, this journey of time being traversed, a passage to eternity]. Quod interim morimur, ad inmortalitatem morte transgredimur nec potest uita aeterna succedere, nisi hinc contigerit exire. Non est...


What gives you opportunities is other people doing dumb things. Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting (May 6th, 2023), Quottions book 2024

Who would you invest in?

If you could invest in only one of your fellow classmates, who would you choose? If you could buy, say, 10% of the future earnings of just one classmate, who would you choose? What would you look for? Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (*1930), freely adapted from a lecture to students at the University of Florida School of Business...


As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture. Queen Elizabeth II. – British monarch, 1952-2022 Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1926-2022), in her...


Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. Ruth Carter Stapleton - American evangelist (1929-1983), sister of James Earl "Jimmy" Carter jr. (American politician, 1977-81 39th President, Nobel Peace Prize 2002, b. 1924), Quotations book 2023


Heaven is not for good people. Heaven is for forgiven people. Todd Adkins – American pastor and writer, Director of Leadership Development at "LifeWay Christian Resources", in a "Twitter" message from 16th July 2016 (since 2023 "X")


The secret of happiness is to count the highlights of life instead of birthdays. attributed to Mark Twain - born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910)


In sé il potere non è né buono né cattivo, ma riceve il proprio senso solo dalla decisione di colui che lo esercita. Romano Guardini - filosofo religioso cattolico e teologo (1885-1968), da "Il potere" (1951)


Without heroes we"re all plain people and don"t know how far we can go. Bernard Malamud - American novelist (1914-1986), from "The Natural" (1952), Quotations book 2022


What is thought is not said. What is said is not heard. What is heard is not understood. What is understood is not believed. What is believed is not yet advocated. What is advocated is not yet acted on. What is acted on is not yet completed. scheme from communication research, falsely attributed to Konrad Lorenz - Austian zoologist and ethologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1973 (1903-1989),...

Free people

Free people make mistakes and willingly take risks. If we hold politicians responsible for everything that goes wrong, they will take away our liberty so that nothing can go wrong. They will do this not for our protection against risk, but for their own protection against criticism. Jonathan Philip Chadwick Sumption, Lord Sumption – British author, medieval historian and judge, 2012-2018...


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell – British writer and journalist (1903-1950), from an unused preface to "Animal Farm" (1945), Quotations book 2022


Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. attributed to George Bernard Shaw – Irish writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1925 (1856-1950), Quotations book 2022


Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories. wisdom - Quotations book 2022


Obedience to princes is a general compact of human society - how much more, then, ought we unhesitatingly to obey God, the Governor of all his creatures! Generale quippe pactum est societatis humanae oboedire regibus suis – quanto magis deo regnatori universae creaturae suae ad ea quae iusserit sine dubitatione serviendum est! Augustine of Hippo - known as Aurelius Augustinus, early Christian...


It is never too late to give up our prejudices. Henry David Thoreau - American writer (1817-1862), from "Walden" (1854), Quotations book 2022


In youth we learn; in age we understand. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach - Austrian writer (1830-1916), from her "Aphorisms", published in "Collected Works", book 1 (1893), Quotations book 2022

Repeat, repeat, repeat

You need to repeat yourself so often, you get sick of hearing yourself say it, and only then will people begin to internalize what you’re saying. Jeffrey “Jeff" Weiner – American businessman, CEO LinkedIn (b. 1970), from an interview with "Time" (April 28th, 2014), Quotations book 2021


What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. Nelson Mandela – South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, 1994-99 president, Nobel Peace Prize (1918-2013), from his speech on the 90th birthday of Walter Sisulu (South African anti-apartheid activist and...