( A – K )

WOODY ALLEN ( nascut 01.12.1935 ) – regizor si comedian american

1. „Daca vrei sa-L faci pe Dumnezeu sa rada, spune-i planurile tale…”

MATTHEW ARNOLD ( 1822 – 1888 ) – poet si critic englez

1. “Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.”

ISAAC ASIMOV ( 1920 – 1992 )profesor de biochimie și autor american de SF, de origine rusă

1. „Dacă aș mai avea doar șase luni de trăit, mi-aș dori să bat mai repede, la mașină.”

2. „Spre deosebire de jocul de șah, jocul în viață continuă și după șah mat.”

3. „Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.”

4. „Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.”

5. „Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.”

6. „Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”

7. „I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.”

NANCY ASTOR ( 1879 – 1964 ) – americanca, prima femeie membra a parlamentului britanic

1. „In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on the woman.”

EMORY AUSTIN – vorbitoare americanca, supravietuitoare a cancerului

1. „Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyways.”

JAMES AUSTIN ( 1813 – 1897 ) – afacerist canadian

1. „Chance favors those in motion.”

TEREZA de ÁVILA ( 1515 – 1582 ) – calugarita spaniola, fondatoare a „Ordinului Carmelitanii Desculti”

1. „Dumnezeule, tine seama de faptul ca nu ne intelegem noi insine si ca nu stim ce vrem si ca ne indepartam la nesfarsit de ceea ce dorim.”

HONORE de BALZAC ( 1799 – 1850 ) – romancier francez

1. „A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.”

2. „All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.”

3. „Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.”

4. „We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.”

5. „Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.”

6. „The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

7. „Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”

BERNARD BARUCH ( 1870 – 1965 ) – consultant financiar si politic american

1. „The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.”

SAMUEL BECKETT ( 1906 – 1989 ) – scriitor irlandez

1. „Mysterious affair, electricity !”

2. „Habit is a great deadener.”

ALAN BENNETT ( nascut 09.05.1934 ) – scriitor si actor britanic

1. „The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.”

ZACHARY T. BERKOVITZ ( 1895 – 1984 ) – medic si scriitor american

1. „To get the body in tone, get the mind in tune.”

2. „Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds.”

AMBROSE GWINETT BIERCE ( 1842 – 1914 ) – scriitor american

1. „Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”

2. „Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.”

WILLIAM BLAKE ( 1757 – 1827 ) – pictor, gravor si poet britanic

1. „Nici o pasăre nu are zbor prea înalt, dacă nu zboară cu aripi proprii.”

2. „Eu nu am fost decât cel care a scris. Autorii sunt de dincolo.”

VICTOR BORGE ( 1909 – 2000 ) – pianist american

1. „Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year.”

ASHLEIGH ELLWOOD BRILLIANT ( nascut o9.12.1933 ) – autor si epigramist american

1. „Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.”

JILL BRISCOE – scriitoare crestina americanca

1. „Nu ca s-ar putea fara A FACE, dar mai intai este nevoie de A FI, si atunci vom constata ca ceea ce trebuie facut nu va ramane nefacut !”

2. „Este imposibil sa fii in armonie cu tine insati si in acelasi timp sa te certi cu altii !”

MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI ( 1475 – 1564 ) – sculptor, pictor si arhitect italian

1. „O, Doamne, da-mi intotdeauna dorinta de a fi mai mult decat voi putea fi vreodata !”

EDMOND BURKE ( 1729 – 1797 ) – scriitor si politician nord-irlandez

1. „Pentru ca răul să învingă pe pământ este suficient ca oamenii buni să nu facă nimic.”

SAMUEL BUTLER ( 1835 – 1902 ) – scriitor englez

1. „Cu credinta poti face lucruri mici; fara credinta nu poti face nimic.”

2. „Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat; … until he eats them.”

TRUMAN CAPOTE ( 1924 – 1984 ) – scriitor american

1. „Rugăciunile ascultate stârnesc mai multe lacrimi decât cele care rămân fără răspuns.”

ION LUCA CARAGIALE ( 1852 – 1912 ) – cel mai mare dramaturg român

1. „Lumea asta se aseamănă cu un vast bâlci.”

2. „Amatorul lucrează de plăcere morală şi ce produce îi face întotdeauna plăcere; artistul lucrează de nevoie intelectuală şi foarte rar îi place ce face…”

ANDREW CARNEGIE ( 1835 – 1919 ) – om de afaceri si filantrop scotian

1. „As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

2. „People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

GILBERT CESBRON ( 1913 – 1979 ) – scriitor francez si om de radio

1. „Ateii Îl neagă pe Dumnezeu prin vorbe, iar credincioşii prin fapte.”

WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER CHURCHILL ( 1874 – 1965 ) – om politic si scriitor din Marea Britanie

1. „Dacă tocmai treci printr-o situaţie dificilă, continuă să mergi !”

EMIL CIORAN ( 1911 – 1995 ) – filozof si scriitor roman

1. „Abia in esec, in grandoarea catastrofei, ajungi sa cunosti pe cineva…”

2. „Să fie oare pentru noi existenţa un exil şi neantul o patrie?”

JEAN COCTEAU ( 1889 – 1963 ) – scriitor si regizor francez

1. „Eu sunt un mincinos ce spune mereu adevarul.”

PAULO COELHO ( nascut 24.08.1947 ) – scriitor brazilian

1. „Obisnuinta este intotdeauna o intamplare din viata noastra, responsabila de faptul ca am incetat sa progresam. O trauma, o infrangere foarte amara, o deziluzie in dragoste, chiar si o victorie pe care nu o intelegem cum trebuie, ne fac in cele din urma sa devenim lasi, ca sa nu spunem mai multe. Vrajitorul, in procesul de crestere a puterilor lui oculte, are nevoie ca mai intai sa se elibereze de acest „punct de adaptare”, dar pentru asta trebuie sa-si revizuiasca toata viata si sa descopere unde a ajuns…”

2. „Trebuie să ne asumăm riscuri. Nu putem înțelege pe deplin miracolul vieții, dacă împiedicăm neașteptatul să se producă.”

HAROLD COFFIN ( 1932 – 2009 ) – jurnalist american

1. „The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.”

2. „A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.”

3. „Behind every successful man you’ll find a woman who has nothing to wear.”

4. „Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.”

5. „Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”

6. „In the business world, an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything.”

7. „Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.”

8. „One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.”

9. „The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that’s retroactive.”

10. „When the product is right, you don’t have to be a great marketer.”

JOAN COLLINS ( nascuta 23.05.1933 ) – actrita britanica

1. „The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.”

CONFUCIUS ( 551 – 479 i.H. ) – filozof chinez

1. „A studia fara a medita este inutil; a medita fara a studia este periculos.”

2. „By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.”

3. „To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”

4. „În interior, toți suntem la fel. Cultura face diferența.”

MORARJI DESAI ( 1896 – 1995 ) – politician indian

1. „Life at any time can become difficult; life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.”

2. „It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”

ALEXANDRE DUMAS ( 1802 – 1870 ) – romancier francez

1. „Cine se indoieste de sine este precum acela care se inroleaza in armata inamica si lupta impotriva lui insusi.”

THOMAS ALVA EDISON ( 1847 – 1931 ) – inventator american

1. „I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10.000 ways that don’t work.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN ( 1879 – 1955 ) – fizician german

1. „Educaţia este ceea ce rămâne dupa ce ai uitat tot ce te-au învăţat în scoala.”

2. “Incearca sa fii nu un succes, ci o valoare !”

3. „Nebunie inseamna sa faci acelasi lucru iar si iar asteptand ca rezultatul sa fie diferit.”

4. „If A equals success, then the formula is: A= X+Y+Z, X is work, Y is play, Z is keep your mouth shut.”

5. „Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the first one.”

6. „Sunt doar doua moduri in care iti poti trai viata: ca si cum nu exista nici un miracol sau ca si cum orice este un miracol.”

7. „Coincidenta este felul lui Dumnezeu de a ramine anonim.”

8. „Dumnezeu este Adevarul Universal.”

9. „Realitatea este doar o iluzie, dar una foarte persistenta.”

10. „Viata este un mister, nu o problema care trebuie rezolvata.”

11. „Mintea intuitiva este un dar divin, iar mintea rationala este servitorul fidel al acesteia.”

12. „Este pur si simplu un miracol ca metodele moderne de invatamint nu au sugrumat in totalitate curiozitatea sfanta a cercetarii; caci aceasta planta firava are nevoie pe langa incurajare, de multa libertate; fara ea, piere negresit.”

13. „Este o mare greseala sa crezi ca bucuria de a privi si de a cauta poate fi stimulata prin constrangere si prin apel la simtul datoriei.”

14. „Nu intelegi un lucru pe deplin decat atunci cand poti sa-l explici bunicii.”

15. „Pentru ca sa fii un membru ireprosabil al unei turme de oi, mai intai trebuie sa fii oaie.”

16. „Singura cale de a scapa de efectul coruptibil al laudelor este sa continui sa lucrezi.”

17. „Sufletele mari au intalnit intotdeauna opozitie din partea mintilor mediocre.”

18. „Cel mai neinteligibil lucru despre lume este ca ea poate fi inteligibila.”

19. „In veacul nostru materialist, singurii oameni de stiinta seriosi sint oamenii profund religiosi.”

20. „Gravitatia nu este responsabila pentru ca oamenii se indragostesc.”

21. „Pune mana pe o soba fierbinte un minut si ti se va parea o ora. Stai cu persoana iubita o ora si ti se va parea un minut. Asta este relativitatea.”

22. „Scoala trebuie sa urmareasca tot timpul ca elevul sa paraseasca bancile ei nu ca specialist, ci ca o personalitate armonioasa. Pe primul plan trebuie pusa intotdeauna dezvoltarea capacitatii generale de gandire si de judecata, independenta si nu dobandirea de cunostinte de specialitate.”

23. „Este mai usor sa dezintegrezi un atom decit o prejudecata.”

24. „Daca oamenii sunt buni doar pentru ca se tem de o pedeapsa si spera intr-o rasplata, atunci suntem intr-adevar o adunatura jalnica.”

25. „Totul ar trebui sa fie cat mai simplu cu putinta, insa nu mai simplu de atat.”

26. „Nici o problema nu poate fi rezolvata la nivelul de cunostinta la care a fost creata.”

27. “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”

28. „Se intampla ca unul sa plateasca mult pentru ceea ce altul poate obtine gratis.”

29. „Dumnezeu nu dă niciodată cu zarul când ia decizii pentru acest Univers.”

GEORGE ELIOT ( 1819 – 1880 ) – scriitoare englezoaica

1. „Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”

2. “Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.”

3. „It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON ( 1803 – 1882 ) – poet si eseist american, fondatorul transcedentalismului

1. „People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”

2. „A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”

MIHAI EMINESCU ( 1850 – 1889 ) – „Luceafarul poeziei romanesti”

1. „Adevarul e stapanul nostru, nu noi stapanim adevarul !”

EPICUR ( (?) 342 – 270 i.H. ) – filozof grec

1. „It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”

WILLIAM FEATHER ( 1889 – 1981 ) – scriitor si publicist american

1. „One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

2. „We all find time to do what we really want to do.”

F.SCOTT FITZGERALD ( 1896 – 1940 ) – scriitor american

1. „Never confuse a single defeat with the final defeat.”

2. „The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.”

ROBERTA FLACK ( născută 10.02.1937 ) – cântăreaţă şi compozitoare americancă, de jazz

1. „Să te căsătoreşti este uşor. Să îți păstrezi căsnicia este greu, dar să fii căsătorit şi fericit o viață întreagă este o adevărată artă!”

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ( 1821 – 1880 ) – romancier francez

1. „To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”

HENRY FORD ( 1863 – 1947 ) – industrias american, fondator al „Ford Motor Company”

1. „Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right !”

ANATOLE FRANCE ( 1844 – 1924 ) – scriitor francez

1. „Suffering ! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.”

2. „An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.”

3. „Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”

4. „We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.”

5. „I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.”

6. „Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.”

7. „It is well for the heart to be naive, and for the mind, not to be.”

ANNE FRANK ( 1929 – 1945 ) – evreica din Olanda victima a holocaustului, autoarea „Jurnalului Annei Frank”

1. “Paper has more patience than people.”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ( 1706 – 1790 ) – revolutionar, om de stiinta, scriitor si muzician american

1. „Usile intelepciunii nu sint inchise niciodata.”

2. „Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

SIGMUND FREUD ( 1859 – 1939 ) – medic austriac, fondatorul psihanalizei

1. „The mind is an iceberg – it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.”

CARL FRIEDRICH ( 1901 – 1984 ) – profesor si politolog american

1. „The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.”

ROBERT FROST ( 1874 – 1963 ) – poet american

1. „Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.”

THOMAS FULLER ( 1608 – 1661 ) – teolog si istoric englez

1. „Great hopes make great men.”

2. „All things are difficult before they are easy.”

MAHATMA GANDHI ( 1869 – 1948 ) – lider politic si spiritual indian

1. „Poti judeca maretia unei natiuni dupa felul in care isi trateaza animalele.”

2. „Fii tu insuti schimbarea pe care ai vrea s-o vezi in lume !”

3. „Ce cred despre civilizatia occidentala? Cred ca ar fi o idee buna !”

4. „The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”

JULES de GAULTIER ( 1858 — 1942 ) – filozof francez

1. „Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.”

ANDRE GIDE ( 1869 – 1951 ) – scriitor francez

1. „Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

2. „Sa nu te straduiesti pentru a dobandi placerea, ci sa-ti afli placerea in straduinta insasi.”

DELPHINE GAY de GIRARDIN ( 1804 – 1855 ) – scriitoare frantuzoaica

1. „Instinct is the nose of the mind.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG von GOETHE ( 1749 – 1832 ) – poet si dramaturg german

1. “If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”

THADDEUS GOLAS ( 1924 – 1997 ) – scriitor si editor american

1. „What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.”

RUTH GORDON JONES ( 1896 – 1985 ) – actrita si scenarista americanca

1. „Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.”

ROBERT GRAVES ( 1895 – 1985 ) – poet si scriitor britanic

1. „I don’t really feel my poems are mine at all. I didn’t create them out of nothing. I owe them to my relations with other people.”

2. „What we now call finance is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.”

3. „If there’s no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.”

4. „The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.”

5. „A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.”

ALBERT GRAY ( 1925 – 2000 ) – jazz trombonist american

1. „The common denominator of success – the secret of success of every person who has been successful – lies in the fact that they formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”

IOAN GURA de AUR / CHRYSOSTOM ( 347 ? – 407 ) – patriarh al Constantinopolului, unul dintre parintii Bisericii

1. „Daca este o greutate sa crezi in Dumnezeu, este o absurditate sa nu crezi.”

EDWARD HENRY HARRIMAN ( 1848 – 1909 ) – afacerist american din industria cailor ferate

1. „It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.”

SIDNEY J. HARRIS ( 1917 – 1986 ) – jurnalist american

1. „Dragostea este un vis lung si frumos, iar casatoria este ceasul desteptator.”

2. „The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.”

3. „If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?”

4. „When I hear somebody sigh that life is hard, I am always tempted to ask compared to what?”

5. „Sometimes the best, and only effective way to kill an idea is to put it into practice.”

6. „An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.”

7. „People who think they’re generous to a fault usually think that’s their only fault.”

8. „A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.”

9. „When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.”

10. „If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it You Only Live Once.”

11. „Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying Why not? and the other, Why bother?”

12. „Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.”

13. „The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.”

14. „Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”

15. „The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

16. „It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”

17. „Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves – so how can we know anyone else?”

18. „Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.”

19. „Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.”

20. „We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice – that is, until we have stopped saying it got lost, and say, I lost it.”

21. „The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.”

22. „A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.”

MARTIN HEIDEGGER ( 1889 – 1976 ) – filozof german

1. „Prin ce iaduri trebuie să mai treacă omul până să înţeleagă că nu el se face pe sine!”

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN ( 1907 – 1988 ) – scriitor american

1. „Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”

HERMAN HESSE ( 1877 – 1962 ) – poet si romancier german

1. “Daca urasti pe cineva, urasti ceva dinlauntrul lui, ceva ce se regaseste si la tine. Ceea ce nu se afla in noi insine, nu ne deranjeaza.”

NAPOLEON HILL ( 1883 – 1970 ) – scriitor si jurnalist american

1. „The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.”

2. „The battle is all over except the shouting when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.”

3. „When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

4. „Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.”

5. „Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”

6. „The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.”

7. „What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

8. „Indecision is the seedling of fear.”

CONRAD HILTON ( 1887 – 1979 ) – afacerist american, fondator al lantului de hoteluri „Hilton”

1. „Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

2. „If you are 100% occupied, you are not charging enough rent.”

3. „I like the tumult of life. I like its problems, its ever changing stresses.”

SFÂNTUL  AUGUSTIN de HIPONA ( 354 – 430 ) – filozof crestin, unul din Părinții Bisericii

1. „Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

2. “Credinta este increderea in lucrurile nevazute; rasplata pentru credinta vine atunci cand poti vedea lucrurile pe care le-ai crezut.”

3. „Iubeşte şi fă ce vrei!”

JOHN OLIVER HOBBES ( 1867 – 1906 ) – pseudonimul scriitoarei americance PEARL MARY TERESA CRAIGIE

1. „Oamenii isi strang toate greselile facute in viata si construiesc un monstru caruia ii pun numele Destin.”

HOMER ( 800 – 750 i.H. (?) ) – poet grec

1. “Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

HERBERT HOOVER ( 1874 – 1964 ) – al 31 lea presedinte al SUA

1. “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

EDGAR WATSON HOWE ( 1853 – 1937 ) – autor si editor american

1. „A loafer never works except when there is a fire; then he will carry out more furniture than anybody.”

2. „Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.”

3. „Don’t be crazy to do a lot of things you can’t do.”

4. „As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.”

5. „Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.”

6. „Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time.”

7. „The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.”

ELBERT HUBBARD ( 1856 – 1915 ) – scriitor si publicist american

1. „Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.”

VICTOR HUGO ( 1802 – 1885 ) – poet francez

1. „Nici o armata din lume nu poate sta impotriva unei idei careia i-a venit vremea.”

ALDOUS HUXLEY ( 1894 – 1963 ) – scriitor englez

1. „Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”

2. “The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consists in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.”

NICOLAE IORGA ( 1871 – 1940 ) – istoric si om politic roman

1. „Credinta nu inseamna a trai fara probleme, ci a trai cu Dumnezeu in mijlocul problemelor.”

2. „Cea mai mare ruşine e aceea pe care n-o vede nimeni: ruşinea ta de tine însuţi.”

3. ”În cetatea dreptăţii tale poţi fi ucis; niciodată, înfrânt.”

WASHINGTON IRVING ( 1783 – 1859 ) – scriitor, „primul om de litere american”1. „Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”

2. „Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.”

3. „There is in every woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

4. „A woman’s  whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless – for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.”

5. „There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.”

6. „Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.”

7. „Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.”

8. „Love is never lost: if not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”

9. „Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

10. „The great British Library – an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.”

11. „Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.”

12. „A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”

13. „There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.”

14. „Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.”

15. „An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.”

16. „The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.”

17. „They who drink beer will think beer.”

18. „There is in every woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

19. „Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.”

20. „Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No, no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.”

21. „In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.”

22. „Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.”

23. „The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.”

24. „There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.”

25. „The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal – every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open – this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.”

26. „There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that; it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.”

27. „There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

28. „The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.”

29. „I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.”

HENRY JAMES ( 1843 – 1916 ) – scriitor american

1. „We must grant the artist his subject, his idea, his donnee. Our criticisms apply only to what he makes of it.”

THOMAS JEFFERSON ( 1743 – 1826 ) – al 3 lea presedinte al SUA, autor al „Declaration of Independence”

1. „O democratie nu este altceva decit o gloata controlata, in care 51% iau drepturile celorlati 49%.”

2. „In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

ERNST JUNGER ( 1895 – 1998) – scriitor german

1. „Jurnalul privește doar un anumit strat de evenimente care se desfășoară în sfera spirituală și fizică. Ceea ce ne preocupă în interior se refuză comunicării, ba aproape chiar propriei percepții.”

JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY ( 1917 – 1963 ) – al 35 lea presedinte al SUA

1.“Daca gasesti un drum fara obstacole, cu siguranta acela nu duce nicaieri!”

2. „Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

ROBERT FRANCIS KENNEDY ( 1925 – 1968 ) – om politic si senator american

1. „There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why … I dream of things that never were, and ask why not ?”

JACK KINDER – afacerist si autor crestin american

1. „High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

MARTIN LUTHER KING ( 1929 – 1968 ) – pastor baptist american si aparator al drepturilor omului

1. „Trebuie sa ai credinta atunci cind urci prima treapta; chiar daca nu vezi scara pina la capat.”

HENRY KISSINGER ( nascut 27.05.1923 ) – politician si scriitor american, secretar de stat in administratia Nixon

1. „If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.”

LORD HORATIO HERBERT KITCHENER ( 1850 – 1916 ) – general si diplomat britanic

1. „Cel ce nu poate sa-i ierte pe ceilalti distruge podul peste care va trebui sa treaca si el !”

RAY KROC ( 1902 – 1984 ) – afacerist american

1. “Dacă ştii să-ţi transformi temerile în speranţă, vei stăpâni viitorul.”

MILAN KUNDERA ( nascut 01.04.1929 ) – romancier si eseist ceh

1. „Dacă vrei să ucizi un popor, suprimă-i memoria.”

STANLEY KUNITZ ( 1905 – 2006 ) – poet american

1. „The poem on the page is only a shadow of the poem in the mind. And the poem in the mind is only a shadow of the poetry and the mystery of the things in this world.”

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