Aphorism of the week


If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches 
but take away from his desires.

(Epicurus)


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2017:

49/17: Wether a person is smart, can be seen much better in his questions than in his answers. (Francois-Gaston duc de Levis)

48/17: Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. (Mark Twain)

47/17: Those who stay on the coast, can not discover new oceans. (Magellan)

46/17: Mistakes are useful, but only if you find them quickly. (John Maynard Keynes)

45/17: Do not say everything you know, but always know what you say. (Matthias Claudius)

44/17: Nothing seems dishonest to those who win. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

43/17: You'll get a head start in life, if you set to work while others start off just talking. (John F. Kennedy)

42/17: An error is the more dangerous, the more truth it contains. (Henri Frederic Amiel)

41/17: Overcome one difficulty, and you keep away a hundred from you. (Confucius)

40/17: A compliment is the charming extension of a petite truth. (Johannes Heesters)

39/17: Every weed is a flower to the merry, every flower is a weed to the afflicted. (from Finland)

38/17: But if it is to become better, then it must be changed. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

37/17: The Ten Commandements are so short and logical, because they have been created without the participation of lawyers. (Charles de Gaulle)

36/17: Experience is not what happens to you. Experience is what you do with what happens to you. (Aldous Huxley)

35/17: Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. (Pythagoras from Samos)

34/17: Genius people seldom are orderly, orderly people seldom become genius. (Albert Einstein)

33/17: Mistakes are the portals of discovery. (James Joyce)

32/17: Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. (Cicero)

31/17: A fool often fails, because he thinks what is difficult is easy. A wise man fails, because he thinks what is easy is difficult. (John Churton Collins)

30/17: The most precious things in life are not those you get for money. (Albert Einstein)

29/17: Only someone who goes his own way can't be overtaken by anyone. (Marlon Brando)

27/17: The purpose of our lives is to be happy. (Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso)

26/17: High education can be proved by explaining the most complicated things in a simple way. (George Bernard Shaw)

25/17: Some works have to be postboned dozens of times, before they are finally forgotten. (anonymous)

24/17: One must set simple goals, then one can allow complicated detours. (Charles de Gaulle)

23/17: The best way to cope with a crisis is to anticipate it. (Walt Whitman Rostow)

22/17: Joy is everywhere. You only have to discover it. (Confucius)

21/17: Everyone sees, what you appear to be. Few experience, what you really are. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

20/17: Science is at the service of an ideal, or serving a ruling group. (Ludwig Mercuse)

18/17: Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success. (Henry Ford)

17/17: The future has several names: for the weak it is the unreachable, for the fainthearted it is the unknown, for the brave it is the chance. (Victor Hugo)

16/17: Experiences are like photos: from negative becomes something positive. (Alan Ayckbourn)

14/17: Nothing gives more peace than a determined decision. (Charles Maurice Talleyrand-Perigog)

13/17: It is worthier to always be respected by the people, than to be admired occasionally. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

11/17: Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. (Samuel Johnson)

10/17: Years teach a lot, what days will never know. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

9/17: Not because it is difficult, we don't dare it, but because we don't dare it, it is difficult. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

8/17: Curiousity is always in the frist place of a problem that must be resolved. (Galileo Galilei)

7/17: Absolute obedience requires ignorance. (Charles-Louis deMontesquieu)

6/17: Bolder as to explore the unknown, it might be to doubt the accepted knowledge. (Alexander von Humboldt)

5/17: Man is the most intelligent of all creatures, because he has hands. (Anaxagoras)

4/17: Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding. (Francois de la Rochefoucauld)

3/17: In drawing up principles we are more strict than in their compliance. (Theodor Fontane)

2/17: There are so many things, I don't need. (Aristoteles)

2016:

50/16: Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. (Albert Einstein)

49/16: Happy are those, who dare courageously to defend what they love. (Ovid)

48/16: To be content with what we possess, is the greatest and most secure riches. (Cicero)

47/16: Don't criticize what you don't understand. (Elvis Presley)

46/16: The greatest sin against human mind is, to believe things without proof. (Aldous Huxley)

45/16: There is no man, who does not love freedom; but the just promotes it for everybody, the unjust for himself only. (Ludwig Börne)

44/16: To be serious, foolness is sufficient, while cheerfulnees essentially demands mind. (William Shakespear)

43/16: Everything that makes fun, keeps you young. (Curd Jürgens)

42/16: The freedom of man is not, to do whatever he wants to do, but not to be forced to do, what he does not want to do. (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

41/16: No future may amend, what you missed in the present. (Albert Schweitzer)

40/16: Imagination is more important than knowledge, because knowledge is limited. (Albert Einstein)

39/16: An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. (Benjamin Franklin)

38/16: Who is able to pay his tax without getting into debt, is a rich man. (Bing Crosby)

37/16: Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. (Oscar Wilde)

36/16: A prudent question is one-half wisdom. (Francis Bacon)

35/16: The greatest pleasure in life  is doing what people say you cannot do. (Walter Bagehot)

34/16: Our age, talking a lot of economy, is a waster: it wastes our most valuable, the spirit. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

33/16: The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

32/16: Those, who limited themselves wisely, to what seemed possible to them, never came a step forward. (Michail Bakunin)

31/16: Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare. (Baruch Spinoza)

29/16: I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. (Isaac Newton)

28/16: The freer an economy, the more social it is. (Ludwig Erhard)

27/16: From what the human fears most, is the judgement of the others. (Albert Camus)

25/16: Who makes it so easy for the young, gives them a hard time. (Gino Cervi, Peppone)

24/16: Who does not know the truth, is an idiot. But who knows it, and calls it a lie, is a criminal. (Galileo Galilei)

23/16: If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it,  than I can achieve it. (Muhammad Ali)

22/16: If you don't try, you'll never know  if you are able do it. (Hans Kammerlander)

21/16:  dedicate this award (Laureus Award for Lifework) to all losers, because I have learned more from my defeats than from my victories. (Niki Lauda)

20/16: It is an old truth, that in politics one often has to learn from the enemy. (Wladimir Lenin)

18/16: The affection to profit dominates the world. (Aristophanes)

15/16: World has never found a good defintion for the word freedom. (Abraham Lincoln)

14/16: For a successful speech, one should use common words to say uncommon things. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

13/16:Too many people don't realize, that real communication is a two-way thing. (Lee Iacocca)

12/16: Be good to your body, so that the soul likes to live in it. (Teresa von Avila)

11/16: Instead of lamenting, not to get everything we want, we should better be happy not to get everything we deserve. (Dieter Hildebrandt)

10/16: It is neither dangerous nor a shame to fall down. To stay in this position is both. (Konrad Adenauer)

9/16: Science is, that is for sure, what is often copied one be one - yet, this is undoubted, it has anyhow made progress. (Eugen Roth)

8/16: What we know is a drop; what we don't know, is an ocean. (Isaac Newton)

7/16: If a cluttered desk is a sign of cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? (Albert Einstein)

6/16: Science either serves an ideal, or it serves a ruling class? (Ludwig Marcuse)

5/16: You never know, what comes out,  if you change things. But do you know, what comes out, if you don't change them? (Elias Canetti)

4/16: The only way to discover the limits of the possible, is to go beyond them into the impossible. (Arthur C. Clark)

3/16: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

2/16: I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. (Alan Greenspan)

1/16: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

 

2015:

51/15: When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. (Viktor Frankl)

49/15: Speak simpl, but think complicated - not the opposite way round. (Franz Josef Strauß)

48/15: Multicultural society is an illusion of intellectuals. (Helmut Schmidt)

47/15: In times of crisis one demonstrates his character. (Helmut Schmidt)

46/15: A lot of people don' t lose their mind only because they have none. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

45/15: Who has a lot of money, can speculate; who has a lack of money, may not speculate; who has no money, has to speculate. (Andre Kostolany)

44/15: There are three roads to ruin: women, gambling and technicians. (Georges Pompidou)

43/15: In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. (Conficius)

42/15: To know what you know, and to know what you do, that is true knowledge. (Conficius)

41/15: The income tax has made more liars than the devil. (William Pierce Rogers)

40/15: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully, as when they do it from religious conviction. (Blaise Pascal)

39/15: You cannot cross the abyss with 2 leaps. It takes a courageous leap at once. (Vaclav Havel)

38/15: hey who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. (Benjamin Franklin)

37/15: Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere, and the circumference nowhere. (Blaise Pascal)

36/15: In politics never the smarter one gives in, but always the weaker one. (Loriot)

35/15: If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. (Thomas Aquinas)

34/15: Tolerance is good. But not against intolerant people. (Wilhelm Busch)

33/15: A minute of thought is greater than an hour of talk. (John C. Maxwell)

32/15: Character is much easier kept than recovered. (Thomas Paine)

31/15: Never spend your money, before you have earned it. (Thomas Jefferson)

30/15: The way to crush the bourgeoisie is, to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. (Vladimir Lenin)

28/15: When it is obvious, that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. (Confucius)

27/15: I am obligated to the truth, as I see it every day, and not to consistency. (Mahatma Ghandi)

26/15: Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard. (Colin Powell)

25/15: To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war. (Sir Winston Churchill)

24/15: There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

23/15: We all live in the same environment, but still everybody lives in another world. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

22/15: You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. (Martin Luther)

21/15: All truths are easy to understand, once they are discovered. The point is to discover them. (Galileo Galilei)

20/15: I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

19/15: We must free ourselves of the hope, that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. (Aristotle Onassis)

18/15: A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20, has wasted 30 years of his life. (Muhammad Ali)

17/15: Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. (Mark Twain)

16/15: Let him, that would move the world, first move himself. (Socrates)

15/15: He, who does not think about tomorrow, will have sorrow, before today ends. (Confucius)

13/15: Nature is neither core nor shell, it is both at the same time. (Max Planck)

12/15: If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. (Mark Twain)

11/15: Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. (Gustave Flaubert)

10/15: Take courage, to use your own mind. (Immanuel Kant)

09/15: Own experience has the advantage of complete certainty. (Artur Schopenhauer)

08/15: Every mistake seems to be incredibly stupid, if somebody else stumbles. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

07/15: We make war, that we may live in peace. (Aristoteles)

06/15: Success depends on previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. (Konfuzius)

05/15: All eyes see, few notice, very few realise. (Albert Sanchez Pinol)

04/15: What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, wether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? (Mahatma Gandhi)

03/15: If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. (Winston Churchill)

02/15: Selfcriticism and sincerity is the principal duty in working life. (Sir Karl Raimund Popper)

 

2014

51/14: In youth we learn, in age we understand. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

49/15: Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. (Francis of Assisi)

48/14: A friend to all, is a friend to none. (Aristoteles)

47/14: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. (Albert Einstein)

46/14: Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered, either by themselves or by others. (Mark Twain)

45/14: The ideal of equality is so difficult, because man wish equality only with those, who stand above them. (John B. Priestley)

44/14: You only have time to spare, if you take the time. (Karl Heinrich Waggerl)

43/14: One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. (Marie Curie)

42/14: The task of natural science is not only to broad experience, but also to put in order this experience. (Niels Bohr)

41/14: There can not be everything allright in our world, because man has still to be ruled with fraudulency. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

40/14: You have to make cost cuts, when you have much money. As soon as you are in the red, it's too late. (Jean Paul Getty)

39/14: 3 things you will never have at the same time: Leisure, money and health. When you are young you have leisure and health, but no money. In middle ages you have money and health, but no leisure. When you are old you have money and leisure, but no health. (from Bosnia)

38/14: Money you own, is a mean for freedom, to make a quick buck, is a mean to slavery. (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

37/14: Better judge a man after his acts than after his words; because many act bad but speak excellent. (Matthias Claudius)

36/14: Lies can start wars, truth can stop armies. (Otto von Bismarck)

35/14: The wiser head gives in! Such a bitter truth, it causes the world domination of the fools. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

34/14: Who does a lot of things at the same time, does not make everything equally well. (from Germany)

33/14: Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get. (Mark Twain)

32/14: Humans logical reasoning is his insight, the irrationality is, that he does not handle after that. (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)

31/14: One moment of patience can prevent from great harm, one moment of impatience can destroy a life. (from China)

30/14: New ideas, in most cases, are the children of old thoughts. (Henri Bergson)

29/14: The thinking of future must make wars impossible. (Albert Einstein)

28/14: A wise man turns big problems into minor ones, and minor ones into none. (from China)

27/14: I have not failed. I ' ve just found 10,000 ways, that won't work. (Thomas A. Edison)

26/14: Our attitude against future must be: We are now responsible, for what happens in the future. (Sir Karl Popper)

25/14: To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often. (Winston Churchill)

24/14: All people are clever, some before, and the others afterwards. (Voltaire)

23/14: I can not change the world, but one single person, myself. (Karlheinz Böhm)

22/14: The whole secret to prolong life is, not to shorten it. (Ernst von Feuchtersleben)

21/14: He, who fights against flowing water, because he takes up position, causes turbulences. (Joachim Meisner)

20/14: It is permitted, to be instructed by the enemy. (Ovid)

19/14: Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. (Marie Curie)

18/14: Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. (Platon)

17/14: In a wavering ship falls over who stands still, but not who moves. (Ludwig Börne)

15/14: The more fun you have on the job, the better will be the payment. (Mark Twain)

14/14: It is doubt that unites people. Their beliefes separate them. (Sir Peter Ustinov)

13/14: Fools sometimes have smart ideas too. But they don't notice it. (Danny Kaye)

12/14: Smart people choose experiences they want to make, by themselves. (Aldous Huxley)

11/24: You can achieve a lot, if you dare to do a lot. (Wilhelm von Humboldt)

10/14: The power of fools is, they are not afraid to say foolish things. (Jean Cocteau)

09/14: Every revolution is much less a site of future, than a public sale of the past. (Heimito von Doderer)

08/14: The drawback of intelligence is, to be forced to study constantly. (George Bernard Shaw)

07/14: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. (Benjamin Franklin)

06/14: The existence of total equality, as well as collective property requires a nation of slaves. (Voltaire)

05/14: The moment we lost our goal, we doubled our efforts. (Marc Twain)

04/14: The more people act methodicly, the more they are hit by accident. (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)

03/14: To capture space, there are two problems: Gravity and paperwork. We would have solved gravity. (Wernher von Braun)

02/14: More than the past I am interested in the future, because there I intend to live. (Albert Einstein)

 

2013

51/13: The problem with socialism is, that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. (Margaret Thachter)

50/13: The article christmas, is not the real christmas. (Kurt Marti)

49/13: Nobody plans to fail, but most fail to plan. (Lee Iacocca)

45/13: Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. (John Galsworthy)

44/13: While teaching people are learning. (Seneca)

43/13: Blessed are the hours of faineance because then our soul is working. (Egon Friedell)

42/13: Even the darkest cloud has a silver edge. (from China)

40/13: Sadness is the fortune of deep souls and highly intelligences. (Alexandre Vinet)

39/13: The secret of medicine is, to divert the patient while nature helps itself. (Voltaire)

38/13: Only few people are smart enough, to prefer heplful criticism before meaningless commendation. (Francois de la Rochefoucauld)

37/13: It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required. (Winston Churchill)

36/13: To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the west, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. (Barak Obama, Inaugural Speech 2009)

35/13: Not those are smart, who don't make mistakes. But those, who are able to correct them. (Wladimir Lenin)

34/13: We can not change the wind, but set sail differently. (Aristoteles)

33/13: The aim of a conflict or a dispute should not be victory, but progress. (Joseph Joubert)

32/13: Loud speaker boost your voice, but not your arguments. (Hans Kasper)

31/13: We all live under the same sky, but we all do not have the same horizon. (Konrad Adenauer)

30/13: There are 2 ways to make career: Either you perform well, or you claim to perform well. I advise the first methode, because there competion 
isn`t by far as numerous. (Danny Kaye)

29/13: Summer is the time, where it is too hot to do, what was too cold for winter. (Mark Twain)

27/13: It is better to discuss a topic without making a decision, than to decide it without discussion. (Joseph Joubert)

26/13: They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. (Andy Warhol)

25/13: I do not know a reliable way to success, but a reliable way to failure: To please everybody. (Platon)

24/13: Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. (George Bernard Shaw)

23/13: This, where our calculation fails, we name accident. (Albert Einstein)

22/13: Who says A, is not forced to say B. He may also recognize, that A was wrong. (Bertolt Brecht)

21/13: What you tell me, I will forget. What you show me, I will remember. What you let me do, I will understand. (Confucius)

20/13: Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Marc Twain)

19/13: For momentary profit, I do not sell the future. (Werner von Siemens)

18/13: All beginnings are easy, but the last steps are scaled the most heavily and seldom. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

17/13: The study of diseases has made such progress, that it is getting more difficult to find one men all sane. (Aldous Huxely)

16/13: Everybody wants to change the world for the better and could do so if he just started with himself. (Karl Heinrich Waggerl)

14/13: Try to establish your own authority! It is justified where mastery exists. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

12/13: World must realize, that stateside morality is as essential as private morality. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

11/13: A good speech, exhausts the topic, but not the audience. (Winston Churchill)

9/13: If goods don't cross frontiers, then soldiers will. (Frederic Bastiat)

8/13: You cannot help people permanently, by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. (Abraham Lincoln)

7/13: Sanity speaks soft , that is why it so often is not heard. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

6/13: It does not depend on wether  to bash one's head against a wall, but to find the door with it's  eyes. (Werner von Siemens)

5/13: Those who have a WHY in live, bear almost any HOW. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

4/13: Democracy is a device that ensures, we shall be governed no better than we deserve. (George Bernard Shaw)

3/13: The stars of fate live in your own chest. (Friedrich Schiller)

2/13: If a year does not get lost blank, one has to start betimes. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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2012

50/12: Against a stupidness in vogue, no intelligence may succeed. (Theodor Fontane)

49/12: A friend is a person, before him I may think aloud. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

48/12: My father used to say: Don't speak louder, argue wiser. (Desmond Mpilo Tutu)

47/12: It depends on the person, if he dominates technology or technology him. (John Naisbitt)

46/12: One generation is making the street, on which the next is riding. (from China)

45/12: When a man tells you, that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose. (Don Marquis)

44/12: You can see something a hundred or a thousand times, before you see it, for the first time, truly. (Christian Morgenstern)

43/12: Everybody has stupid thoughts, but the wise man keeps them secret. (Wilhelm Busch)

42/12: It is not difficult to get ideas, but difficult to express them. (Henri Bergson)

41/12: A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. (Mark Twain)

40/12: Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. (Henry Ford)

39/12: Joy at work let the act get felicitous. (Aristoteles)

37/12: The end of one thing is the beginning of another. (Leonardo da Vinci)

36/12: From future depend those, who do not know, how to be effective in the presence. (Seneca)

35/12: In a managed economy, in the long run only the managers thrives. (Zarko Petan)

34/12: Science is out of range of morality, because it's eyes are fixed to eternal truths. (Oscar Wilde)

33/12: A todays finding, can be the daughter of a yesterdays error. (Marie von Ebner Eschenbach)

32/12: Nine tenth of wisdom is, to be wise at the right moment. (Theodore Roosevelt)

31/12: The bottom line about knowledge is, to take it to heart and to apply it. (Konfuzius)

30/12: Experts are people, who know more and more about less things. Students are people, who know less and less about more things. (Danny Kaye)

29/12: Carelessness is, to supply todays demands with the income of tomorrow. (Ambrose Bierce)

28/12: Experiences are not dogmata for the future but errors of the past. (Karl Feldkamp)

27/12: If elections changed anything they would be illegal. (Emma Goldman)

26/12: During the longest time in peace man does not speak as much nonsense and lies as during the shortest war. (Jean Paul)

25/12: Bees don't know any sundays. (Friedrich Löchner)

24/12: Because of so many actions you don't get around to doing something. (Karl Klages)

23/12: Hate and love are a boomerang. (Fred Ammon)

22/12: Times are bad? Come now! You are there to make it better. (Thomas Carlyle)

21/12: It's a misery, that smart alecs indeed know everything better, but they do not make nothing better. (Ernst Ferstl)

20/12: Science ist the brain of the world, art is it's soul. (Maxim Gorkij)

19/12: Who stands by his strength and weakness, does not go under it. (Ernst Ferstl)

18/12: Not for the beginning, but only for to hold out you will be rewarded. (Katharina von Siena)

16/12: One is almost always too young for the right answer, but never too old for the right question. (KarlHeinz Karius)

15/12: Laughing is a tranquilizer, without painful side effects. (Peter E. Schumacher)

14/12: Don't start with a huge resolution, but with a small act. (German proverb)

13/12: People are the same in words, but one can distinguish them in their doings. (Jean Baptiste Molière)

12/12: Unrestrained  seriousness in handling with people is always inappropriate. (Platon)

11/12: If a wise man flies into a passion, he will lose his wisdom. (jewish proverb)

10/12: Already this is a wise man, who can follow the wise man. (Georg Lichtenberg)

9/12: For a war one needs plenty of weapons,  for peace plenty of intelligence. (Fred Ammon)

8/12: The sage speakes out deliberately, the fool with resoluteness about the upcoming weather. (Wilhelm Busch)

7/12: Weakness is the root for progress since always. Probably Noah couldn't swim. (KarlHerinz Karius)

6/12: With a lie you can get around the world, but you will not come back. (from Russia)

5/12: A setback is the chance, to start once again new and smarter. (Henry Ford)

3/12: Be smarter than others, if you can, but don't tell them. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

2/12: I think, we waste too much time with regrets. (Elizabeth von Arnim)

50/11: As soon as we are awaiting something, time begins to extend. And when we have scheduld work, time begins to shrink. (Waltraud Puzicha)

49/11: Friends are like stars at night; even when you can't see them at times, you know, that they are there. (from Spain)

48/11: Selfresponsibility, is the root for any responsibility. (from China)

47/11: What we do today, decides, how the world looks like tomorrow. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

46/11: I do not know if women are as intelligent as men, but I am sure, they are not so stupid. (Katharina von Medici)

45/11: If you want to be happy, don't increase your properties but reduce your wishes. (Lucius Seneca)

44/11: The thinking man changes his mind. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

43/11: How old you are, can be observed in the level of discontent, that is caused in the confrontation with new ideas. (Anselm Feuerbach)

42/11: Who does nothing today, has to live tomorrow like yesterday. (Gabriele Bauer)

41/22: The rat, which is leaving the sinking ship, is smarter than the captain, who is going down with it. (Jonathan Swift)

40/11: Never interfere your foe, while he is making mistakes. (Napolèon Bonaperte)

38/11: Own limits are to be passed over, external, are to be respected. (Peter E. Schumacher)

37/11: What you must learn, to do something, you are learning by doing that. (Aristoteles)

36/11: If you shy at new remedies - you have to suffer old maladies. (Sir Francis Bacon)

35/11: Europeans have the clock - we have the time. (from Africa)

34/11: A joyful life primarly consists in carefreeness. (Cicero)

33/11: The more luscious the plans the more tricky the action. (Erich Kästner)

32/11: Some people mix up difficult with impossible. (Gudrun Zydek)

31/11: Success and persistance is one and the same. (Gudrun Zydek)

30/11: Teamwork means, that everybody is teaming and one is working.  (Klaus Klages)

29/11: Friendship is a pearl, where you have to dive for very deep? (Roswitha Bloch)

27/11: Phoenicians invented money. But why so few? (Johann Nestroy)

26/11: Don't ask, how many listen to you, but if there is anybody who understands you. (Horst A. Bruder)

25/11: Finally at the end of our studies we keep in mind only what we apply in practice. (Goethe)

24/11: Honesty - the test of courage nowadays.  ( Rainer Karius)

23/11: Knowhow  is nothing without opportunity.  ( Napoleon Bonaparte)

22/11: Truth can primarily be stroken dead with headlines.  ( Karl Feldkamp)

21/11: Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.  ( Giordano Bruno)

20/11: If I had my life to live over. I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. (Nadine Stair )

19/11: Rule of success:  I never hunt 2 hares at once. (Otto von Bismarck) 

18/11: Only if prosperity takes deep roots, human rights stand on a solide base. (Richard Nixon) 

17/11: The world is like a book. Who never travels around, can see just one side of it. (Aurelius Augustinus) 

16/11: Who does not allow to be overwhelmed by the trueth, will be overwhelmed by the mistake. (Aurelius Augustinus) 

14/11: Only the lie needs the support of the government. The trueth stands upright alone. (Thomas Jefferson) 

13/11: First humans has split the atom, now the atom splits humans. (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Uhlenbruck) 

12/11: Hope hurries ahead, but courage must follow. (Gudrun Zydek)

11/11: One should not culitvate respect before law, but before justice. (Henry David Thoreau)

10/11: Many are persistent regarding the choosen way, but only few regarding the aim. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

9/11: The most dangerous worldvision is the vision of those, who never saw the world. (Alexander von Humboldt)