Tag: wisdom

“I wish you sufficient !”

A father and his daughter hugged each other intimately and warmly at the airport. Both did not know if they would ever meet again. The father was very old and a serious illness plagued him. The daughter had left home…

Be an example

“Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world.” – Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779-1865, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart)

Character

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Silence II

“Before speaking, consider whether it is an improvement upon silence.” – Indian Proverb Posted from WordPress for Android

Silence I

“If what you want to say is not more beautiful than silence, then hold your tongue.” – Chinese proverb

TED – Barry Schwartz on practical wisdom

Updated on Sep 21, 2011. Original title: “Barry Schwartz on our loss of wisdom” – Video on TED.com. Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully…

Love your enemies

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi Have a good week, and hope that every envious laughter you earn will be a signpost of your path to success!

Vollkommenheit

“Die Vollkommenheit einer Uhr besteht nicht darin, schnell, sondern richtig zu gehen.” – Luc de Clapiers Marquis de Vauvenargues (französischer Schriftsteller 1715 – 1747)