L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


Fable du corbeau et du rossignol :
"C'est l'histoire de deux oiseaux jugés sur leur compétence vocale par un porc.
Le cochon choisit le corbeau  et le rossignol fond en larmes mais il explique qu'il n'est pas triste d'avoir perdu mais d'avoir été jugé par un porc..."
(Fable racontée calmement  par Patrice Leconte pour remettre à sa place Eric Zemmour après une critique très cassante)
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
   (Popular saying) #quote
Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
    (Evan Esar) #quote


Donnez-moi dix hommes et je tiens l’état. (Bonaparte)
Il me faut trente hommes et je prendrai la France. (F.Mitterrand)

Sarkozy donnerait un chiffre supérieur, mais contrairement aux deux autres ce ne seront jamais les mêmes : à ses yeux, un bon collaborateur doit toujours être en sursis pour donner le meilleur de lui-même.
    (F.O. Giesbert in Mr Le Président)

On n’a guère à craindre d’un homme qui menace beaucoup en paroles, le silence est plus dangereux.
Quand la colère enflamme trop l’esprit, elle enflamme moins le cœur : tout est porté au-dehors, tout s’exhale par la bouche et tout s’échappe des mains.
    (Alexander Pope) #quote


In the long run the pessimist may be proved right,
but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
    (Daniel L. Reardon) #quote
- What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?
- The taxidermist takes only your skin.
   (Mark Twain) #quote
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
     (Oscar Wilde) #quote


DON SALLUSTE : Et maintenant, Blaze, flattez-moi !
BLAZE, après une légère hésitation : Monseigneur est le plus grand de tous les Grands d'Espagne !
DON SALLUSTE : C'est pas une flatterie ça, c'est vrai !
BLAZE, timidement : j'avais pensé à autre chose mais... mais j'ose pas...
DON SALLUSTE : Allez, allez!
BLAZE, sans conviction, devant l'insistance de Don Salluste : Monseigneur est... beau.

DON SALLUSTE, après s'être précipité devant un psyché pour s'observer attentivement et sceptiquement: Est-ce que vous pensez vraiment ce que vous dites ?
BLAZE, résigné : Eh bien je flatte !
    (La Folie des grandeurs, Gérard Oury)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
   (Jim Rohn) #quote


Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
  (Unknown) #quote
The meeting of 2 personalities is like the contact of 2 chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are tranformed.
  (Carl Jung) #quote


Les emmerdes sont le “jogging du bonheur”.
J'ai été plus créatif après mes échecs qu'après mes succès. 
  (Claude Lelouch) #quote - Thanks Red. H
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it !
   (Robert A. Heinlein) #quote
And will you succeed?
Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!
    (Dr Seuss) #quote


- Are my questions stupid ?
- Not as bad as your answers !
   (in Dilbert) #quote
Expect the best.
                            Prepare for the worst.
                                                                Capitalize on what comes.
             (Zig Ziglar) #quote
A great Koda bear !
While there's life, there's hope.
   (Marcus Tullius Cicero) #quote


There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed. 
    (Bill Gates) #quote
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water,
but to walk on the earth.
   (Chinese Proverb) #quote


Speak when you are angry and you will make
 the best speech you will ever regret. 
    (Ambrose Bierce) #quote
To generalize is to be an idiot.
   (William Blake) #quote
The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion.
But cosmetics are easier to buy.
   (Yves Saint Laurent) #quote


If you think you understand science (or computers or women),
you're clearly not an expert.
   (Murphy's technology laws) #quote
While technology progresses at the speed of light it's implementation is filtered through the speed of bureaucracy.
  (Murphy's technology laws) #quote

Never trust modern technology. Trust it only when it is old technology. 
   (Murphy's technology laws) #quote

The more urgent the need for a decision to be made,
less apparent become the identity of the decision maker.
    (Murphy's technology laws) #quote
A meeting is an event which the minutes are kept
and the hours are lost.
  (Unknown) #quote

Management is doing things right;
Leadership is doing the right things.
   (Peter F. Drucker) #quote


In the end, who among us does not choose to be a little less right
to be a little less lonely.   
   (Robert Brault) #quote

Dieu ordonna :
- A Katy de mourir … et Katy Perry
Au chaud de coller … et le chocolat
A Hugo de bosser … et depuis, Hugo Boss
Aux Gendarmes d'être tristes ... et la  Gendarmerie.
A Bruce de lire … et Bruce Lee !
A Mme Sarkozy de bronzer ...et Carla Bruni

(Merci Red H.)

et encore ...

- A David de guetter...  et David Guetta
- A Mouss de tafer... et Moustapha
- A Jon d’attendre.... depuis Jonathan
- A Goo de geuler … et depuis google
- A James d’aller diner …et depuis James Dean


The thing to do is to keep your mind
when the world around you is losing theirs.
  (Warren Buffet) #quote
bear bath !

Shared joy is a double joy;
shared sorrow is half a sorrow. 
  (Swedish Proverb)  #quote
C'est en faisant n'importe quoi qu'on devient n'importe qui.
    (Remi Gaillard) #quote


Il n'y a pas de gens plus vides que ceux qui sont plein d'eux-même.
  (Honoré Balzac) #quote
Assumptions are the termites of relationships. 
   (Henry Winkler) #quote


The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe.
You have to make it fall.
   (Che Guevara)  #quote
La honte n'est pas d'être inférieur à l'adversaire,
c'est d'être inférieur à soi-même. 
   (Proverbe Mandchou) #quote


Time may be a great healer, but its a lousy beautician
   (Unknown) #quote

Optimism does not say the bad won’t happen.  It says you can cope with it. 
  (Unknown) #quote 


If you can't be a pencil to write anyone's happiness,
at least try to be a nice eraser to remove someone's sadness.
  (Unknown)  #quote

There are no miracles, just unknown laws of Nature.
    (Saint Augustine)  #quote


Life is a team sport.
You will need the help and support of others to reach your goals.
  (Billy Cox) #quote
Children focus on what they can’t do. 
Adults focus on what they can do.
  (Unknown) #quote


There's such a thing as trying too hard.
It causes constipation of the mind.
 (O Dear Red H. !)
Life is like a rainbow.
You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.
   (Unknown) #quote


What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
   (Robert H. Schuller) #quote
There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
  (John F. Kennedy) #quote


Don’t be irreplaceable.
If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.
(Unknown)  #quote
Warning !
The shortest answer is doing. 
    (Lord Herbert) #quote
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
    (Arabian Proverb) #quote
Today is fulfillment'day. A f.... rainy day !


Over my dead body !
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
   (Walter Anderson) #quote
Il y a des gens qui parlent, qui parlent jusqu’à ce
qu’ils aient enfin trouvé quelque chose à dire.
  (Sacha Guitry) #quote
You laugh at me because I am different,
but I laugh at you because you are all the same.
   (Unknown) #quote


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
    (Albert Einstein) #quote 
You must win the battle in your mind before you can win anywhere else.
     (Joel Osteen) #quote


Nobody loves your children like you do seriously (from FTE.com)

Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
   (Jeff Daly) #quote
An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh.
  (Unknown) #quote


Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
  (Samuel Butler) #quote
Thinking is easy,
acting is difficult,
and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
   (Goethe) #quote
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
   (Martin Luthor King)