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, *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 (16th July 2016)


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...


The world is as it is – we make the difference. Dr. Jagdish Parikh - Indian manager, author and speaker (b. 1940)


Generally speaking, envy, resentment, revenge and self-pity are disastrous modes of thought. […] You do not want to drift into self-pity. … Self-pity will not improve the situation. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924), from his USC School of Law Commencement speech (May 13th, 2007)


Elegance is not to be noticed, it"s to be remembered. attributed to Giorgio Armani – Italian fashion designer (b. 1934) L"eleganza non è farsi notare, ma farsi ricordare. attribuita a Giorgio Armani - stilista italiano (*1934)


Progress is not possible without deviation (from the norm). Frank Zappa - American rock musician (1940-1993), from an interview with VPRO (February 11th, 1971)

Treat people right

If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble. Nelson Mandela – South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, 1994-99 president, Nobel Peace Prize (1918-2013), from an interview with Oprah Winfrey for the "O magazine" (April 2001)