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Steve JobsMy model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Lao-TzuThe flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Lao-TzuFailure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved. Success is the lurking-place of failure; but who can tell when the turning-point will come?

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Pablo PicassoEvery positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoThe hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

NapoleonFrom the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Albert EinsteinLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Eric HofferAction is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Victor HugoTo put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Sigmund FreudThe poor ego has a hard time; it has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the demands of all three…The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Calvin CoolidgeDon't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Walt DisneyFor every laugh, there should be a tear.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist


English proverbYou win some, you lose some.

—  English proverb


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