For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means [...] the power of some men to make other men what they please. C. S. Lewis - British writer (1898-1963), from "The Abolition of Man" (1943)


Never underestimate the man who overestimates himself. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924), at the Daily Journal annual meeting (February 12th, 2020)


Extraordinary people need extraordinary conditions. Melker Schörling - Swedish businessman and investor (Securitas AB, Assa Abloy, b. 1947) Utomordentliga personer behöver utomordentliga förutsättningar. Melker Schörling – svensk affärsman och investerare (Securitas AB, Assa Abloy, f. 1947)


Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. advice


Attitude is the "little" thing that makes the big difference. Zig Ziglar - American author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur (1926-2012), from "See You At The Top" (1975), Quotations book 2020

Bevore you …

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. William Arthur Ward - American writer (1921-1994), from his poem "Before You" (1963), Quotations book 2020


Men make decisions, boys want it all. English proverb - Quotations book 2020


Grace is loving people for who they are, where they are. It’s loving people before they change, not just after they change. Mark Batterson – American pastor and author (b. 1969), from "All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life" (2013), Quotations book 2020

Role models

It"s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you"ll drift in that direction. Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2020


Omnia, quae fiunt in toto mundo, in spe fiunt. Martin Luther - German reformatorian (1483-1546), from his speech N° 38, published in "Luthers Werke in Auswahl", Book eight (1930), Quotations book 2020

Strong beliefs

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. Walter Bagehot - English economist and author, editor in chief of "The Economist" (1826-1877), from "Physics and Politics Or Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of Natural Selection and Inheritance to Political Society" (1872), Quotations book 2020


When someone dreams alone, it is just a dream. When we dream together, it is the beginning of a new reality. Raul Seixas - Brazilian musician (1945-1989), lyrics of "Prelúdio" (1974), Quotations book 2020 Sonho que se sonha só, e só um sonho que se sonha só. Mas sonho que se sonha junto é realidade. Raul Seixas - músico brasileiro (1945-1989), letras para "Prelúdio", Livro de cotações...


We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. wisdom


A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. Yōko Ono - American artist and musicien (b. 1933), quoted by husband John Lennon (British musician and composer, 1940-1980) in an interview in December 1980, published in "All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono" (2000)


The two most important days of a man’s life are the day on which he was born and the day on which he discovers why he was born. wisdom - quoted in a sermon by Ernest T. Campbell, American pastor (1923-2010), at the Riverside Church, New York (January 25th, 1970)

Bonum vero commune

Bonum vero commune summam complectitur earum vitae socialis condicionum, quibus homines, familiae et consociationes, suam ipsorum perfectionem plenius atque expeditius consequi possint. Indeed, the common good embraces the sum of those conditions of the social life whereby men, families and associations more adequately and readily may attain their own perfection. Second Vatican Council - from...


Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time. Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), from "Pudd"nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins" (Chapter VI, 1884)

Understand, not just tolerate

I am not asking you to merely tolerate each other. Tolerance is for cowards. Being tolerant requires nothing of you, but to be quiet and not make waves, holding tightly to your views and judgments without being challenged. Do not merely tolerate each other. Work hard! Move into uncomfortable territory and seek to understand each other. Randall L. Stephenson Jr. – American telecommunications...


You want to learn from experience, but you want to learn from other people"s experience when you can. Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Q&A session with MBA students at Tuck School of Business, Dartmout (2005)

Everyone is edifying

I have rarely if ever found anyone out of whom I could not extract amusement or edification. Sir Walter Scott - Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian (1771-1832), from his diary, published as "The Journal of Sir Walter Scott", volume 1 (1890)