Aphorism of the week

A little bit friendship is worth more to me 
than the admiration of the whole world.
(Otto von Bismarck)

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28/24: Worse than being blind, is not wanting to see. (Wladimir Lenin)

27/24: Having money is nice as long as you haven't lost joy in things that money can't buy. (Salvador Dali)

26/24: If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. (Albert Einstein)

25/24: Living is not enough, the butterfly said. Sunshine, freedom and a small flower belong to that too. (Hans Christian Andersen)

24/24: Anyone who wants to achieve something great, must penetrate deeply, distinguish sharply, combine in many ways and persevere steadfastly. (Friedrich Schiller)

23/24: If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. (George Orwell)

22/24: What the herd hates most are the one who thinks differently. It is not so much the opinion itself, but the audacity of wanting to think for themselves, something, that they do not know how to do. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

21/24: The winner is always the one who can love, tolerate and forgive. (Hermann Hesse)

20/24: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)

19/24: It is one of the most difficult things what can be imposed on a thinking person, knowing among the ignorant, to witness the course of a historical process, whose inevitable outcome he has already known clearly. (Carl Jakob Burckhardt)

18/24: Experience is a lantern that hangs on our backs and only ever illuminates the part of the path that already lies behind us. (Confucius)

17/24: Every successful compliment consists of fiction and truth. And one should be grateful to the author for the effort with the fiction. (Liselotte Pulver)

16/24: To provoke is to make people think. (John le Carré)

15/24: As soon as the mind is focused on a goal, many things come towards. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

14/24: To err is human, but to err always is the way of social democratics. (Franz Joseph Strauß)

11/24: Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. (Steve Jobs)

10/24: Tolerance is the suspicion, that the other person is right. (Kurt Tucholsky)

09/24: Such people stay in error, because their existence is owned to it. They would have to relearn and that would be too inconvenient. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

08/24: If you apply severity where it shouldn't be, you no longer know where to apply it. (Joseph Joubert)

07:24: Life is short, not so much because of the short time it lasts, but because we have almost no time left to enjoy it. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

06/24: The most powerful fantasy is public opinion: Nobody knows exactly who makes it, no one has ever met it personally, but everyone allows himself to be tyrannized by it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

05/24: Doing nothing is fun only when actually you have a lot to do. (Noel Coward)

04/24: There is a lot of coldness among people, because we don't dare to be as warm as we are. (Albert Schweitzer)

03/24: We cannot command nature except by obeying her. (Francis Bacon)

02/24: Don't wait for a later, more convenient time, because you are not sure that you will have it. (Catherine of Siena)


51/23: True joy comes to those, who delight others. (Theresa Keiter)

50/23: It is not at all the same to know the truth about yourself or to hear it from others. (Aldous Huxley)

49/23: The more planned people act, the more effectively chance affects them. (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)

48/23: We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. (Galileo Galilei)

47/23: A friend is a person who knows the melody of your heart and plays it to you when you have forgotten it. (Albert Einstein)

46/23: Your opponent must first feel the punch, then he may see it. (Bruce Lee)

45/23: Some people, who run away from temptation, secretly hope, that it will catch up with them. (Giovanni Guareschi)

44/23: This is the time's plague, mad men lead the blind! (William Shakespear)

43/23: Fool me once, blame on you, fool me twice, blame on me. (anonymous)

42/23: In the evening one becomes wise for the day that has passed, but never wise enough for the one that may come. (Friedrich Rückert)

41/23: Brussels is creating an Orwellian world before our very eyes. They buy and supply weapons through the “European Peace Facility”. They want to control the media through the “Media Freedom Act”. We didn’t fight the communists to end up in “1984”. (Victor Orban)

39/23: Man must persist in the belief that the incomprehensible is understandable; otherwise he wouldn't do research. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

38/23: All governments demand blind faith, even divine faith. (Friedrich Hebbel)

37/23: A man's imagination is a woman's best weapon. (Sophia Loren)

36/23: Nothing is more difficult and requires more character, than to be in open contradiction of his time, and to say out loud: No! (Kurt Tucholsky)

35/23: Time lingers, rushes, divides and heals. (anonymous)

34/23: Objectivity is the delusion, observations could be made without an observer. (Heinz von Förster)

33/23: One errs so stubbornly because one seldom errs entirely. (Karl Heinrich Waggerl)

32/23: Ideas such as absolute certainty, absolute accuracy, ultimate truth, and so on, are figments of the imagination and have no place in science. (Max Born)

31/23: The mediocre man stops short of the right thought; hence the many half-truths in the world. (Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

30/23: Experts are people who know 99 love positions but not one single girl. (Didi Hallervorden)

29/23: The chain is forged with the first link. When the first speech is censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, then we are all bound irrevocably. (Erik Satie)

28/23: He who does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

27/23: The same doesn't bother me, but it is the contradiction that makes us productive. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

26/23: Problems can never be solved with the same mindset that created them. (Albert Einstein)

25/23: Demand a lot from yourself and expect little from others. This will save you from trouble. (Confucius)

24/23: Youth want to be commanded, to have the opportunity to disobey. (Jean Paul Sartre)

23/23: There is no greater obstacle to progress in sciences than the desire to see the result of it too soon. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

22/23: Compared to the ability to organize a single day's work in a meaningful way, everything else in life is a piece of cake. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

21/23: Funny people commit more follies than sad ones. But sad people commit bigger ones. (Heinrich von Kleist)

20/23: It´s better to burn out, than to fade away. (Neil Young)

19/23: I will be an impossible person, as long as those who are possible today, remain so. (Michail Bakunin)

18/23: Who cannot attack the thought, attacks the thinker. (Paul Valery)

17/23: Who resists the stream of his vicinity? (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

16/23: The general opinion is not always the truest. (Giordano Bruno)

15/23: You might be willing to love thy neighbour, but not the next best. (Karl Heinrich Waggerl)

12/13: When an intelligent man advocates the wrong cause, it is worse than when a fool advocates the right one. (Georges Clemenceau)

11/23: It is not enough to know, one also must apply; it is not enough to want, one also must do. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

10/23: Luck helps the daring, the lazy stands in his own light. (Seneca)

09/23: The people must fight on behalf of the law as though for the city wall. (Heraclitus)

08/23: When partridge, then partridge. When fasting, then fasting. (Teresa of Avila)

07/23: The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth. (Bill Clinton)

06/23: So far, only the truth has always been forbidden. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

05/23: Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. (George Bernard Shaw)

04/23: The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. (Winston Churchill)

03/23: The genius with great sense seeks to precede his century; obstinate talent often wants to hold it back. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

02/23: Lord, give me the strength to change the things I can change, the serenity to endure the unchangeable, and the wisdom to make the right distinction between these two things. (Francis of Assisi)


50/22: People are happy when they have what is good for them. (Platon)

49/22: Beauty doesn't decide whom we love love decides whom we find beautiful. (Sophia Loren)

48/22: Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. (Bertold Brecht)

47/22: An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. (Mahatma Ghandi)

46/22: If you do stupid things, at least they should succeed. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

45/22: Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. (Aristoteles)

44/22: One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion. (Voltaire)

43/22: It was wonderful to find America; but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. (Mark Twain)

42/22: Plowing and fertilizing is better than praying and singing. (pawn rule)

41/22: I prefer the optimists; a person who finds everything half as bad and twice as good. (Heinz Rühmann)

40/22: Never allow yourself to meet someone who is not happier after meeting you. (Mutter Theresa)

39/22: You can destroy an inwardly free and conscientious person, but you cannot turn him into a slave or a blind tool. (Albert Einstein)

38/22: Treason is a matter of date. (Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigog)

37/22: People who never have time, do the least. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

36/22: If you want to go to the source, you have to swim against the river. (Hermann Hesse)

35/22: Certainly, it is almost more important how man takes his destiny as his destiny is. (Wilhelm von Humboldt)

34/22: 5 minutes of help is better than 10 minutes of pity. (armenian proverb)

33/22: More and more I have the impression that people confuse freedom with insolence. (Gino Cervi)

31/22: When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. (Jonathan Swift)

30/22: Nothing seems dishonest to those who win. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

28/22: Books are ships, sailing the vast seas of time. (Francis Bacon)

27/22: Only those who have not made it to anything, have time. And in doing so, they have made it further than anyone else. (Giovanni Guareschi)

26/22: A new day beckons to new shores. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

25/22: It takes a lot to learn to be able to ask about what you don't know. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

24/22: Blinder than blind is the fearful. (Benjamin Franklin)

22/22: Without friends, we cannot live a perfect life. (Dante Alighieri)

21/22: Anyone who wants to sue the time to elaps so fast, he just has to accuse himself, that he doesn't need it in time. (Friedrich von Logau)

20/22: It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. (Marcus Aurelius)

19/22: Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex. (Frank Zappa)

18/22: It's so easy to reject unwelcome and unpleasant thoughts and you'll be calm again. (Marcus Aurelius)

17/22: Most of the time, entertainment isn't about saying something clever, it's about listening to something stupid. (Wilhelm Busch)

16/22: Truth is indivisible. Only the heads it doesn't enter, can be split open. (Peter Bamm)

15/22: Keep in mind that if you get angry about anything for a minute, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. (Robert Stolz)

14/22: If you don't like to think, you should at least regroup your prejudices from time to time. (Luther Burbank)

13/22: We've reached the point in our absurdity, where reputable scientists are censored by non-specialist, half-educated idiots! (Dr. Robert Malone)

12/22: Tame birds sing of freedom, wild birds fly! (anonymous)

11/22: What matters isn’t how well you play when you’re playing well. What matters is how well you play when you’re playing badly. (Martina Navratilova)

10/22: People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt. (Otto von Bismarck)

9/22: The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. (George Bernard Shaw)

8/22: The only way to rid yourself of temptation, is to yield to it. (Oscar Wilde)

7/22: No road is long with a friend by your side. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

6/22: Share your knowledge. This is a way to attain immortality. (Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama)

5/22: Whoever has the fools against him deserves trust. (Jean Paul Sartre)

4/22: Strange, that the wolves always succeed to convince the world of the dangers of sheep. (Austin O'Malley)

3/22: If you want to stay true to yourself, you cannot always be faithful to others. (Christian Morgenstern)

2/22: We are full of fear - but facing the wrong problems. (Hoimar von Ditfurth)


50/21: There is no tighter bond of friendship than common plans and the same wishes. (Cicero)

49/21: If loyalty is fun, then it's love. (Julie Andrews)

48/21: What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on. (Voltaire)

47/21: Vaccination is the Game Changer. (Sebastian Kurz) Vaccination is the Gene Changer. (G. Wiesspeiner)

46/21: Anyone who wants to understand the narrowness of his homeland, should travel. Who wants to measure the narrowness of his time, has to study history. (Kurt Tucholsky)

45/21: Anyone who still has health left at the end of his life has lived the wrong way and has missed a lot. (Gerhard Kocher)

44/21: What is the majority? Majority is nonsense! Mind has always been with a few only. (Friedrich Schiller)

42/21: What people want to know most is: What to think, when they don't know what to think. (Harold Lasswell)

41/21: Raising means setting an example. Everything else is at most dressage. (Oswald Bumke)

40/21: Even if you are outraged, unauthorized pleasure is fun. (Ovid)

39/21: It's your choice. You can worry until you drop dead of it. Or you may prefer to enjoy that little bit of uncertainty. (Norman Mailer)

38/21: It is always the moralists who do the most mischief. (Max Frisch)

36/21: You can start a war, but you can never end it when you want. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

35/21: It takes more courage to change your mind than to be true to it. (Friedrich Hebbel)

33/21: The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. (Thomas Huxley)

32/21: Where nature does not want, the work is in vain. (Seneca)

31/21: The question is not, what we are allowed to do but the question is, what we allow others to do with us. (Nena)

30/21: Tolerance will reach such a level, that intelligent people are forbidden to think, so as not to offend idiots. (Dostojewski)

29/21: In times of crisis, intelligent people look for solutions, idiots look for culprits. (Loriot)

28/21: The human being as a creative individual is much more important than any style or system. (Bruce Lee)

27/21: If you do the best you can, you have nothing to be ashamed of. (Dirk Nowitzki)

26/21: I do basic research when I don't know what I'm doing. (Wernher von Braun)

25/21: Truths that are particularly reluctant to hear are particularly needed. (Jean de la Bruyere)

24/21: Money doesn't make you corrupt - no money, more likely. (Dieter Hildebrandt)

23/21: The bank of the calm river is full of flowers. (from China)

22/21: To be hilarious, or rather funny, in the world is only required that one only glances at everything; as you become more thoughtful, you also become more serious. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

21/21: You don't just want to be happy, you want to be happier than the others. And that's so difficult, because we think, others are happier than they are. (Charles-Louis de Montesquieu)

20/21: Everyone lives from medicine, so nobody does anything about it. (Gerhard Kocher)

19/21: Everything clever has already been thought, one just has to try to think it over again. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

18/21: Try to get what you love, otherwise you will be forced to love what you have. (George Bernard Shaw)

17/21: If you always stare into the future with all your doing and your senses, you will never win the future and lose the present. (Julius Wolff)

16/21: We have to maintain the courage to consume. Because people, who lose the courage to consume, also lose the power to produce. (Ludwig Erhard)

15/21: Only speak when you are asked, but live in such a way that you are asked. (Paul Clodel)

14/21: Those, who fear the future, spoil the present. (Lothar Schmidt)

13/21: Everyone should make the world a little bit better with it's life. (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

12/21: In old age there is no better consolation than that one has absorbed all the strength of one's youth into works that do not age. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

11/21: The celebrity of some contemporaries has to do with the stupidity of the admirers. (Heiner Geißler)

10/21: The only way to avoid error is through ignorance. (Jean-Jacques Rouseau)

9/21: The more noble and more perfect a thing is, the later and more slowly it reaches maturity. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

8/21: Happy he who soon becomes aware of the fallacy of his wishes for his strength! (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

7/21: To make others happy, it's the best what you can do in the world. (Peter Rosegger)

6/21: Everything takes a decision, even to enjoy. (Eduard von Bauernfeld)

5/21: I am only impressed by the advice and principles that the counselor takes to heart. (Rosa Luxemburg)

4/21: Life artists live from the time that others don't have. (Michael Douglas)

3/21: The world belongs to the brave. (Christoph Kolumbus)

2/21: Being ready is a lot, being able to wait is more, but only using the right moment is everything. (Arthur Schnitzler)


51/20: Some remedies are more dangerous than ill. (Seneca)

50/20: The more citizens with civil courage a country has, the fewer heroes it will need one day. (Franca Magnani)

49/20: A good thought makes you happy - above all a good deed. (Peter Rosegger)

48/20: Whoever has straw in his head fears the spark of the truth. (Jupp Müller)

47/20: If you have a problem, try to solve it. If you can't solve it, don't make it a problem. (Siddhartha Gautama)

46/20: As soon as the mind is focused on a goal, many things come towards it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

45/20: The genius with great sense tries to get ahead of his century; stubborn talent often tries to hold it back. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

44/20: Every time a person laughs, he adds a few days to his life. (Curzio Malaparte)

43/20: No enjoyment is temporary; for the impression it leaves, is lasting. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

42/20: The computer is the logical further development of man: intelligence without morals. (John Osborne)

39/20: Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. (Voltaire)

38/20: Everything could be fine-tuned if you could do the things twice. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

37/20: With knowledge the doubt increases. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

36/20: A head without memory is a fortress without a garrison. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

35/20: Most entertainment is not about saying something clever yourself, but about having to listen to something stupid. (Wilhelm Busch)

34/20: Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. (Horaz)

33/20: The family is a tax-privileged small business for the production of taxpayers. (Wolfram Weidner)

32/20: Whoever condemns his neighbor can be wrong, whoever forgives him is never wrong. (Karl Heinrich Waggerl)

31/20: Never regret what you did if you were happy at the moment. (anonymous)

30/20: You can't believe you're so good how you think you are. (Otto Schenk)

29/20: Big thoughts not only need wings, but also a landing gear for landing. (Neil Armstrong)

28/20: A journalist is someone who knew everything beforehand. (Karl Kraus)

27/20: Natural minds can replace almost any level of education, but no education can replace natural minds. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

26/20: But where the danger is, also grows the saving power. (Friedrich Höderlin)

25/20: Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness. (Sacha Guitry)

24/20: There are many more copies among people than originals. (Pablo Picasso)

23/20: Those, who struggle against running water because of their viewpoints, cause eddies. (Joachim Meisner)

22/20: When the wind of change blows, some build walls and others windmills. (chinese proverb)

21/20: The only way to have a friend is to be one. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

20/20:Give me a good government and we have a healthy stock market! (Hermann Josef Abs)

19/20: Whoever flees can probably still win later. A dead man lies down eternally. (Samuel Butler)

18/20: When it comes to inventions, the first is always the stupid one; fame takes the second, and the third one does business. (Martin Kessel)

17/20: Silence is an argument that hardly can be refuted. (Heinrich Böll)

16/20: Most people die from their medication and not from their deseases. (Moliere)

14/20: When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. (Marc Twain)

13/20: We are knocked hard or soft by fate, it depends on the material. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

12/20: Don't fear the chaos, for the new is born in chaos. (Carl Gustav Jung)

11/20: Sorting out the non-essential is the core of all wisdom. (Laotse)

10/20: Happiness is to live like all the world and yet to be like no other. (Simone de Beauvoir)

9/20: There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. (Charles Dickens)

8/20: It is no use running. To set out betimes is the main point. (Jean de la Fontaine)

7/20: How long I live is not in my power; but that as long as I live I really live, depends on me. (Seneca)

6/20: The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is, is another question. (James Joyce)

5/20: Any democratic society that does not resolve its conflicts but preserves them through prohibitory decrees, ceases to be democratic before it begins to understand democracy. (Günter Grass)

4/20: The setting of the gemstones increases the price, not the value. (Ludwig Börne)

3/20: The philosophers condemn wealth only because we use it poorly. (Francois de la Rochfoucauld)

2/20: Difficult is the completion of the best. (Difficilis optimi perfectio) (Cicero)


51/19: Before you start loving your enemies, you should treat your friends better. (Mark Twain)

50/19: Happiness is where you give happiness. (Jeremias Gotthelf)

49/19: On earth there is love, in heaven there is grace, but only in hell there is justice. (Anaklet)

48/19: People most often surrender than crash. (Henry Ford)

47/19: Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

46/19: Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. (Mark Twain)

45/19: The base of a healthy order is a big bin. (Kurt Tucholsky)

44/19: When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. (William James)

43/19: Economics is the only discipline where every year other answers to the same questions are correct. (Danny Kaye)

42/19: Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. (Laotse)

41/19: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (Benjamin Franklin)

40/19: If you want to understand life, do not believe what one says and what one writes but watch for yourself and reflect. (f.e. climate change) (Anton Chekhov)

39/19: Having money is nice, as long as you have not lost the joy with things that you can not buy with money. (Salvadore Dali)

38/19: All life is problem solving. (Karl Raimund Popper)

37/19: When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer. (Lee Iacocca)

36/19: Repeatedly claimed untruths do not become truths, but, what is even worse, habits. (Oliver Hassencamp)

35/19: Mix doing and doing nothing, and you spend your life in happiness. (from Russia)

34/19: First and foremost, education in the twentieth century requires the instinctive defense against surplus information. (Hans Kasper)

33/19: If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. (Cicero)

32/19: Habits will make you old. You will remain young by the willingness to change. (Attila Hörbiger)

31/19: You have to be happy to make happy. And you have to make happy to stay happy. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

30/19: There is nothing wrong with objectives, as long as you do not allow yourself to be deterred by interesting detours. (Mark Twain)

29/19: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. (Betrand Russell)

28/19: Missed opportunities will not come again. But they teach us to perceive new ones. (Henriette Wilhelmine Hanke)

27/19: What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. (Laotse)

26/19: If an idea falls into a hollow head, it fills it completely - because there is no other which could dispute its rank. (Charles-Louis de Montesquieu)

25/19: You can not judge a tree by the quality of its leaves, but only by the quality of its fruits. (Giordano Bruno)

24/19: The talents are often not so unequal, in diligence and character are the differences. (Theodor Fontane)

23/19: The only remedy against superstition is science. (Henry Thomas Buckle)

22/19: It's not easy to be perfect. But it has to be one. (Niki Lauda)

21/19: Every new truth begins its way as heresy and ends it as orthodoxy. (Thomas Huxley)

19/19: The annoying thing about anger is that you harm yourself without benefitting others. (Kurt Tucholsky)

18/19: It may be that we get more scholarly by the knowledge of others. We become wise only through ourselves. (Michel de Montaigne)

17/19: The fate of a society is determined by how it respects its teachers. (Karl Jaspers)

16/19: He who defends his view with weapons other than those of the spirit, I must assume that he has run out of weapons of the spirit. (Otto von Bismarck)

15/19: People generally quarrell because they cannot argue. (G. K. Chesterton)

14/19: Encounter the disorder with order, and the impetuosity with calmness. Pretend to be weak, that the enemy may grow arrogant. (Sun Tzu)

12/19: The difference between a job and a career is at least 20 hours a week. (anonym)

11/19: The best way to spoil a young person is, to teach him to esteem  the like-minded persons more than those who think differently.(Friedrich Nietzsche)

10/19: Those, who never retract their opinions, love themselves more, than they love truth. (Jopseph Joubert)

9/19: If you get criticized, then you have to do something right. Because you only attack the one who has the ball. (Bruce Lee)

7/19: Never do anything halfway, otherwise you'll lose more, than you can ever catch up with. (Louis Armstrong)

6/19: t is the fate of mankind, that nobody has the truth. We all together have it, but distributed, and those who learn from one only, will never hear what others know. (Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi)

5/19: Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. (Rosa Luxemburg)

4/19: Happiness often results from attention in small things, misfortune often from neglect of small things. (Wilhelm Busch)

3/19: Since it is very beneficial to health, I have decided to be happy. (Voltaire)

2/19: Who treats an individual as he is, makes him worse. But who treats an individual as if he were what he ought to be, makes him better. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)



50/18: Happy is not who seems to be happy to others, but he who considers himself happy. (Seneca)

49/18: Through our knowledge, we differ little, but in our boundless ignorance we are all the same. (Karl Raimund Popper)

48/18: By nature, there is neither good nor bad. This difference has been made by human opinion. (Sextus Empiricus)

47/18: It's not just about doing the right things, you also have to do the things right. (Peter Drucker)

46/18: Actually, science begins to become interesting at the point where it ends. (Justus von Liebig)

45/18: Criticism of others has never prevented anybody before own performance. (Noel Coward)

44/18: Finally you know what time is: As long as you dawdle, it will not be sooner. (Günter Erich)

43/18: It distinguishes an educated mind to be content with the degree of accuracy that the nature of things allows, and not to look for exactness where only approximation is possible. (Aristoteles)

42/18: In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. (Lee Iacocca)

41/18: The hardest part of an idea is not having it, but to recognize if it's good. (Chris Howland)

40/18: Truth has nothing to do with the number of people it convinces. (Paul Claudel)

39/18: Laziness is the skill of doing nothing, until the threat is over that you have to do something. (Gunther Philipp)

38/18: All the things, one has forgotten, scream for help in dreams. (Elias Canetti)

37/18: Talents find solutions, geniuses discover problems. (Hans Krailsheimer)

36/18: Two truths can never contradict each other. (Galileio Galilei)

35/18: Anyone who is angry with criticism, admits that it was deserved. (Tacitus)

34/18: Successful people are successful, because they do what other people do not do. (Henry Ford)

33/18: Do nothing in life, which must scare you when your neighbour notices. (Epicurus)

32/18: If you want to build tall towers, you must stay with the foundation for a long time. (Anton Bruckner)

31/18: Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when no one is watching. (Peter Ustinov)

30/18: One should not confuse the majority with the truth. (Jean Cocteau)

29/18: Whenever you teach, teach at the same time to doubt what you teach. (Jose Ortega y Gasset)

27/18: In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team. (Jean Paul Sartre)

26/18: The educated person is one, who knows how to find out, what he does not know. (Georg Simmel)

25/18: Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. (Bruce Lee)

24/18: Being nothing and loving nothing is identical. (Ludwig Feuerbach)

23/18: Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. (Teresa von Avila)

22/18: Education can not be downloaded. (Günther Jauch)

21/18: Thousand ways lead to error, one only to truth. (Jean-Jacques Rouseau)

18/18: The path to goal begins the day, you take full responsibility for what you do. (Dante Alighieri)

17/18: If you take a wrong route, you get lost the more, the faster you go. (Denis Diderot)

16/18: Politics is only the scope, that the economy allows. (Dieter Hildebrandt)

15/18: Sometimes in life you have to choose between reputation and pleasure - and you will realize, that reputation is not a pleasure. (Alfred Polgar)

14/18: Those who have learned to free themselves from the rule of anger, will find life much more liveable. (Euripides)

12/18: The task of science is not only to broaden experience, but also to bring order into this experience. (Niels Bohr)

11/18: It would be dumb to get angry about the world. It does not care. (Marcus Aurelius)

10/18: There is only one way of proving what you can do: Actually doing it. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

9/18: Tired makes us work, that we leave behind, not the one we do. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

8/18: I can, because I want to do, what I must. (Immanuel Kant)

7/18: Most people live in the ruins of their habits. (Jean Cocteau)

6/18: The oldest, shortest words, "yes" and "no", are those, which require the most thought. (Pythagoras)

5/18: Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise. (Heraclitus)

4/18: Luck is, like what you have to do and what you are allowed to do. (Henry Ford)

3/18: The light of the stars is only reflected in calm waters. (from China)

2/18: From time to time we have to rest and wait, until our souls have caught up with us again. (Indian proverb)




50/17: If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. (Epicurus)

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)


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)



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)



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)



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)



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)