Je ne dis les autres, sinon pour d’autant plus me dire. I do not say so much of others, but to get a better opportunity to explain myself. Michel de Montaigne - French writer and philosopher (1533-1592), from "De l’Institution des Enfans", in the first book of his essays (1580)

Press coverage

Don"t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. Andy Warhol - American artist (1928-1987), Quotations book 2013

Sit and think

We both insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most people in business. We do that because we like that kind of life. But we´ve turned that quirk into a positive outcome for ourselves. Charlie Munger - Vice Chairman of...


It ain"t those parts of the bible that I can"t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. attributed to Mark Twain - born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910)


It is impossible to open a book without learning something. wisdom - Quotations book 2022


A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers - American humorist (1879-1935)

People and books

Of all the inanimate objects, of all men"s creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning toward error. But most of all they resemble us their precarious hold on life. Joseph Conrad - born Josef Teodor Nalecz Konrad Kerzeniowski, Polish-born British writer...


Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author? Philip G. Hamerton - English writer (1834-1894), Quotations book 2004