Monday, March 14, 2005

A few good quotes

Provided by my good friend Benoit who lives somewhere between Indonesia and Malaysia and works as a consultant.

alex's favorite one:

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." Naguib, Mahfouz

The wise ones 

"Sometimes the solution isn't a bigger hammer ; it's a sharper nail" 
"The rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield" Warren Buffett 
"Look before, or you'll find yourself behind" Benjamin Franklin 
"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." Seneca 
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining" John F. Kennedy  
"The problem is not that there
are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that
having problems is a problem." Theodore Rubin

"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell." Anonymous 
"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." Paul Valery 

The funny ones 

"Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears." Robert W. Sarnoff  
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein 
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax." Albert Einstein 


  1. hmmmmmm, I love those quotes....all of them !

  2. My personal favorite has always been "Never trust a tall dwarf, he's lying about something". But its an acquired taste I guess.