— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
— Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
Swer guotes wîbes minne hât,
der schamt sich aller missetât.
"Waz sol ein man, der niht engert", line 11; translation from Henry John Chaytor The Troubadours (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1912) p. 128.
Original: (lb) Swer guotes wîbes minne hât,<br/>der schamt sich aller missetât.
„The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 a.C.
Four Discoveries of Praise to God, eds. C. Matthew McMahon and Therese B. McMahon (Puritan Publications, 2012), Ch. 2, p. 28
— Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748
Song 22: "Against Pride in Clothes".
1710s, Divine Songs Attempted in the Easy Language of Children (1715)
— William Feather Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981
"Why I Like Business" in Manitowoc Herald-Times (21 July 1927), p. 3 http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/8420770/
Contexto: I like business because it is competitive. Business keeps books. The books are the score cards. Profit is the measure of accomplishment, not the ideal measure, but the most practical that can be devised.
I like business because it compels earnestness. Amateurs and dilettantes are shoved out. Once in you must fight for survival or be carried to the sidelines.
I like business because it requires courage. Cowards do not get to first base.
I like business because It demands faith. Faith in human nature, faith in one's self, faith in one's customers, faith in one's employees.
I like business because it is the essence of life. Dreams are good, poetical fancies are good, but bread must be baked today, trains must move today, bills must be collected today, payrolls met today. Business feeds, clothes and houses man.
I like business because it rewards deeds and not words.
I like business because it does not neglect today's task while it is thinking about tomorrow.
I like business because it undertakes to please, not to reform.
I like business because it is orderly.
I like business because it is bold in enterprise.
I like business because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding the hypocrisy and sentimentality of the unselfish attitude.
I like business because it is promptly penalized for its mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency.
I like business because its philosophy works.
I like business because each day is a fresh, adventure.
„The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
"Einstein's Reply to Criticisms" (1949), The World As I See It (1949)
Contexto: I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it.
Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?
„Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds—A plain genteel dress is more admired and obtains more credit than lace & embroidery in the Eyes of the judicious and sensible.“
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
Letter to Bushrod Washington http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/default.xqy?keys=FOEA-chron-1780-1783-01-15-12 (15 January 1783)