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“Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something”  ~ Aristotel

Talentul munceşte. Geniul creează.

Talentul câştigă jocul, iar inteligenţa campionatul.

Dacă putem râde împreună, sigur putem şi lucra împreună. ~Robert Orben

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”  ~ Aristotle

 “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” (Cei care ştiu, fac. Cei care înţeleg, îi învaţă pe alţii.) ~ Aristotle

“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.” ~ Aristotle

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” ~ Aristotle

“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” ~ Aristotle

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.” ~ Aristotle

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ~ Aristotle

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

Noi facem război ca să putem trăi în pace.

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

Nature does nothing uselessly.

“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”

“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

“To lead an orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd”

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

“It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions that they are happy or the reverse.”

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.”

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”

“I have gained this by philosophy; that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.”

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”

“We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.”

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

“We become brave by doing brave acts.”

“If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development”

“It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.”

To confer a kindness is a mark of superiority; to receive one is a mark of subordination…

“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness”

„A man’s mind, stretched by a new idea, can never return to its original dimension.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

A prudent question is one half of wisdom. – Francis Bacon

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. – unknown

Life is what happens while you are making other plans. – John Lennon

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountaintop. – unknown

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

Even while they teach, men learn. – Seneca

No guts, no glory. No brain, same story.

Virtue is its own reward. There’s a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself. – Sir John Vanbrugh

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. – M. C. Escher

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. – Alfred Adler

To pull together is to avoid being pulled apart. – Bob Allisat

Never, ever rest on your laurels. Today’s laurels are tomorrow’s compost. – Tom Peters

To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. –  Elbert Hubbard

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – PARC Team, 1974

All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Ignorance killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.

Teachers open the door…you enter by yourself. – Chinese proverb

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

A library is an arsenal of liberty.

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. – Gilbert Highet

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows.— H. W. Beecher.

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. – HL Mencken

A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.

Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Never confuse motion with action. Well done is better than well said.
Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream. ~ Oscar Wilde
“Anything whose presence or absence makes no discernible difference is no essential part of the whole.” ~ Aristotel
“Choice not chance determines your destiny” ~ Aristotel
“Man is his desire.” ~ Aristotel
„Credinţa este arta de a ţine la lucruri în ciuda schimbării stării tale de spirit şi a circumstanţelor.” ~ C.S. Lewis

„Men acquire a particular quality by acting a particular way” ~ Aristotel

„Obiceiurile tale îţi pot fi cei mai buni slujitori sau cei mai răi învăţători.” – Max Steingart

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