Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

(Aldous Huxley)

Take a step back

Sometimes it’s OK to take a step back and admit you’re being ridiculous.


The calm acceptance

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.

(David G. Allen)

Two things define you

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.

(George Bernard Shaw)

Augenblicklichen Erfolg

Für augenblicklichen Erfolg verkaufe ich die Zukunft nicht.

(Werner von Siemens)

Das Glück besteht nicht darin

Das Glück besteht nicht darin, dass du tun kannst, was du willst, sondern darin, dass du auch immer willst, was du tust.

(Leo Tolstoi)

Happiness is the key to life

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

(John Lennon)

Das Unnachahmliche

Die meisten Nachahmer lockt das Unnachahmliche.

(Marie Ebner-Eschenbach)

Expect anything worthwhile

Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.

(Debbie Millman)

Afraid of the dark

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.