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)


Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.
(J.D. Salinger) #quote
Life is like this: Sometimes SUN, Sometimes RAIN.
(Fijian Proverb) #quote
and we're expecting SUN >>>> RAIN :)
The best things in the world aren't things.
(Art Buchwald) #quote


En politique, ou on se répète, ou on dit des conneries.
(François Mitterrand) #quote


Mieux vaut maintenir en place un adversaire docile qu'installer un ami indocile.
(François Mitterrand) #quote


If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
(Woody Allen) #quote
Sarkozy il faut lui marcher dessus pour deux raisons :
C’est la seule chose qu’il comprenne et ça porte bonheur.

(J.Chirac) #quote
Progress always involves risks.
You can't steal second base & keep your foot on first.
(Frederick Wilcox) #quote


Un dessin qui m'a marqué, celui de Tignous sur Haïti post tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010 à 16 heures 53 minutes (extrait d’une compilation 2010 de Charlie Hebdo)
Men who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.
(Voltaire) #quote
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
(Bhagavad Gita) #quote


I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on them saying, toys not included.
(Bernard Manning) #quote
Celui qui n'a pas Noël dans le coeur ne le trouvera jamais au pied d'un arbre.
(Roy Lemon Smith) #quote
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
(Larry Wilde) #quote


100% Christmas
Take it easy. Relax. Eat. Drink & be merry. Do not diet. Smile.

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
(Confucius) #quote


The most valuable of all talents is
that of never using two words when one will do.
(Thomas Jefferson) #quote


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy) #quote


... and "The Most Terrifying Chart Imaginable for a New Parent"

Si Dieu n'existe pas, tout est permis.
(Dostoïevski, Les Frères Karamazov) #quote

.... Le monde serait bien une preuve de la non-existence de Dieu, tant on voit n'importe quoi!
Life is sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
(Ogden Nash) #quote


Take a look @ Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms Video on TED.com
And on the 7th day they say, "God rested"
But you know that ain't the truth
'Cause on the 7th day, God made the blue
(Etta James, lyrics of "On the 7th days") #quote

Take a look @ "Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four"

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make,
but about the stories you tell.
(Seth Godin) #quote


If her DNA was off by one percentage point, she'd be a dolphin.
(Dr House) #quote
L'excès du langage est un procédé coutumier
à celui qui veut faire diversion.
(François Mitterrand) #quote


En informatique, le cobol et les Indiens font toujours bon ménage.
(Lâo Tsour Sing) #quote [Olivier Sehiaud in 'Six bonnes raisons pour passer une mauvaise année 2011' in Best Practices n° 57]
Dieu ? Je ne sais pas si j’y crois.
J’ai des regrets de ne plus avoir une conception aussi simple de la création et de son créateur.
(François Mitterrand) #quote


J’entends toujours dire que Dieu est juste.
Je me demande ce qui permet d’appuyer cette assertion.
(François Mitterrand) #quote


If ignorance ever goes to $40 a barrel,
I want drilling rights on George Bush's head.
(Jim Hightower) #quote


Life is not the way it's supposed to be.
It's the way it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
(Virginia Satir) #quote


Perfection is a road, not a destination.
Every time I live, I get an education.
(Burk Hudson) #quote


Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
(Albert Einstein) #quote
Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
(The Talmud) #quote


Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor.
(Jackson Brown Jr)


A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It cuts the hand that wields it.
(Rabindranath Tagore) #quote


Try to catch a fish with a dotted line ....
(Thanks Guy G !)
If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything.
(Ronald Coase) #quote


Life is like that old Spanish saying:
"He who plants the lettuce doesn't always eat the salad".
(Anthony Quinn) #quote
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set,
then there would be peace.
(John Lennon) #quote


Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
(Earl Wilson) #quote

A lot of snow today around Paris - a nightmare, can't use my scooter !
John Lennon - 30 ans déjà !
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
(J.Lennon, Imagine) #quote


Je m'ennuyais, voilà comment ça a commencé.
Elle m'a ennuyé, voilà comment ça a fini.
(Alexandre Dumas fils) #quote


A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
(English proverb) #quote


Parler de social à Nicolas Sarkozy,
c'est comme parler de cinéma à une caméra de surveillance.
(Laurent Fabius) #quote
Demander à Nicolas Sarkozy d'en faire moins,
c'est comme demander au PS d'être efficace : mission impossible !
(Christian Estrosi) #quote
Le rôle du capitaine, c'est de tenir fermement la barre, de maintenir le cap et d'amener l'équipage à bon port;
ce n'est pas de se laisser distraire par le clapotis des vagues.
(Martine Aubry, pique à sa rivale Segolène R. :)) #quote


Life is a grindstone.
Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
(Thomas L. Holdcroft) #quote
Marketing in the future is like sex.
Only the losers will have to pay for it.
(Jon Bond) #quote


Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
(American Proverb) #quote


The hardest job kids have today
is learning good manners without seeing any.
(Fred Astaire) #quote


There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.
(Zig Ziglar) #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
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
(George Burns) #quote


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature....
(Helen Keller ) #quote
Welcome aboard the good ship ass kisser. Nice day for a sail.
(Dr House) #quote


Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise.
Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down.
Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
(Zig Ziglar) #quote

Contre les médisances il n'est point de rempart.
A tous les sots caquets n'ayons donc nul égard,
Efforçons-nous de vivre avec toute innocence,
Et laissons aux causeurs une pleine licence
(Molière, in Le Tarfufe) #quote


Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an issue in your life.
(Unknown) #quote
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising?
Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public;
Ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.

(Vilhjalmur Stefansson) #quote


Life is tough, but I'm tougher
and I can't choose how I feel,

but I can choose what I do about it.
(Andy Rooney) #quote


In the final analysis,
the hope of every person is simply peace of mind.
(Dalai Lama) #quote


An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.
An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
(Charles Bukowski) #quote


! 2 000 eme post, depuis août 2006, déjà !

Be civil to all,
sociable to many,
familiar with few,
friend to one,
enemy to none.
(Benjamin Franklin) #quote

The hardest thing in life is to know
which bridge to cross & which to burn.
(David Russell) #quote


Etrange expression quebecquoise que "Mon chien est mort" pour signifier que tout espoir est perdu (quel que soit le sujet ...)
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
(Wrigley Jr., William) #quote
We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction.
(General Douglas MacArthur) #quote


Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
(Mark Twain) #quote


A un confrère qui s'indignait de la pratique de copie / plagiat d'un historien (connu sous le pseudonyme de G.Lenotre) un sage répondit :
"Après tout, que fait-il ? Il prend du tien, il prend du mien et il signe Lenotre..."
Life is a sum of all your choices.
(Albert Camus) #quote


Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
(Chinese proverb) #quote


It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies.
The only variable is about what.
The weird (great): thing about telling someone they're dying is it tends to focus their priorities.
You find out what matters to them.
What they're willing to die for. What they're willing to lie for.
(Dr House) #quote


On n'exécute pas tout ce qui se propose,
Et le chemin est long du projet à la chose.
(Molière In Tartuffe) #quote
The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. (Gil Stern) #quote


Bear Is Cool !
Nouveau panneau qui orne désormais la porte de mon bureau :)
Merci Julie & Olivier.

"2020, ca dépasse de loin ma propre espérance de vie politique ... " (N.Sarkozy, interview TV du 16/11)
... mais qu'est-ce que va veut dire ? votre action se limite à votre cadre "d'espérance politique", pas plus loin ? #quote

You see the world as it is, and you see the world as it could be. What you don't see is what everybody else sees:
the giant, gaping chasm in between.
(Dr House to Cuddy) #quote


Skate to where the puck is going, not where it is.
(Wayne Gretzky) #quote


There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells
you it's going to be a butterfly.
(R. Buckminster Fuller) #quote


Politics : The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
(Ambrose Bierce) #quote -- hummm !

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man;
if you want anything done, ask a woman.
(Margaret Thatcher) #quote


Put your money where your mouth is !


When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson) #quote


Pessimist: A person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
(George Bernard Shaw) #quote
Optimism : The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
(Ambrose Bierce) #quote
All great changes are preceded by chaos.
(Deepak Chopra) #quote


The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist the hole.
(Oscar Wilde) #quote


There is nothing more dangerous than the moment you become a hostage to yesterday's comfort zone.
(Rob Thompson) #quote


Life is a tragedy for those who feel,
and a comedy for those who think.
(La Bruyere) #quote
Passé un certain âge, pour avoir l'air frais, il faut venir du dehors.
(Jean Gabin) #quote
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe.
You have to make it fall.
(Che Guevara) #quote


Walking with a friend in the dark is better
than walking alone in the light.
(Helen Keller) #quote


Nature has given women so much power
that the law has very wisely given them little.
(Samuel Johnson) #quote
Wilson : Be yourself - cold, uncaring, distant
House : Please, don't put me on a pedestal



Life is like a role of toilet paper;
hopefully long and useful, but it always ends at the wrong moment.
(Rudyh) #quote


C'est ce qui divise les hommes qui multiplie leurs différents.
(Pierre Dac) #quote
I am extraordinarily patient,
provided I get my own way in the end.
(Margaret Thatcher) #quote


De Gaulle en soirée mondaine :
- Excusez moi, mais je ne me souviens plus de votre nom...?

- Convert.
- C'est ça, je ne me souvenais plus de la couleur....
Quand cela nous dépasse ayons l’air d'être les instigateurs.
(Talleyrand) #quote


Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples,
don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
(Bill Meyer) #quote


Life is like photography - use the negatives to develop positives.
(Unknown) #quote
A good marriage would be between
a blind wife and a deaf husband.
(Honore de Balzac) #quote


Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
(John F. Kennedy) #quote


You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
(Albert Einstein) #quote
...Fortunately, the success have come along fast enough to cover up the mistakes.
(Walt Disney) #quote


Hot heads & cold hearts never solve anything.
(Billy Graham) #quote
Good friends are like stars....
You don't always see them, but you know they are always there .
(Unknown) #quote


Il faut toujours se réserver le droit de rire
le lendemain de ses idées de la veille.
(Bonaparte) #quote
Si j'avais été Dieu, le 7ème jour au lieu de me reposer
j'aurai fignolé.
(Le chat, acte XVI, P.Geluck) #quote


Si vous n’avez pas le courage de le faire
alors faites le sans courage !
(Anonyme) #quote
L'instinct, c'est l'âme à quatre pattes;
la pensée c'est l'esprit debout.
(Victor Hugo) #quote
L’outil n’est rien. La conscience de celui qui l’utilise est tout.
(Bernard Werber in Le rire du cyclope) #quote
Life is ten percent what happens to you
and ninety percent how you respond to it.
(Lou Holtz) #quote


Si vous n'aimez pas la réponse, ne posez pas la question.
(Inconnu) #quote


Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.
(Lao Tzu) #quote


There is nothing new under the sun
but there are lots of old things we don't know.
(Ambrose Bierce) #quote
Life is tough, get a helmet!
(Unknown) #quote


Q - What's the difference between a SEO consultant and a car salesman?
A - The used car salesman knows when he is lying.
Issues with TwitterFeed - So stopped.
And moved to FeedBurner Socialize
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy,
and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
(Robert Frost) #quote
Testing update twitter from FeedBurner ... Have fun !
One sees great things from the valley;
only small things from the peak.
(Gilbert Chesterton) #quote


Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
(Mark Twain) #quote
Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
(Matthew Trump) #quote


Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
(Henry Clay) #quote


Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people.
Otherwise there would be no religious people.
(Dr House) #quote
If you talk to God, you're religious.
If God talks to you, you're psychotic.
(Dr House) #quote
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.
(George Bernard Shaw) #quote


The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
(Abraham Maslow) #quote


Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering
- and it's all over much too soon.
(Woody Allen) #quote


The oath of non allegiance from Alistair.Cockburn. - I signed It !

I promise not to exclude from consideration any idea based on its source, but to consider ideas across schools and heritages in order to find the ones that best suit the current situation.

When solving problems,
dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
(Anthony J. D'Angelo) #quote


Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
(Anonymous) #quote
Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
(Matthew Trump) #quote


Le goût des Français pour le droit est bien connu;
c'est probablement le seul pays où l'on entende parler d'un "droit à l'erreur", bien que personne ne s'y trompe jamais.
(André Frossard in Les Pensées) # quote
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
(Voltaire) #quote


The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
(Unknown) #quote
Stop talking about the problem
and start thinking about the solution.
(Brian Tracy) #quote


A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
(Peter Marshall) #quote


If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
(W.C.Fields) #quote
A people that values its privileges
above its principles soon loses both.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower) #quote


Don't let anyone put you down. Gravity does that enough.
(Unknown) #quote


Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
(Dr Seuss) #quote


Il y a dans les hommes plus de choses à admirer
que de choses à mépriser.
(Camus) #quote
In trying to defend everything he defended nothing.
(Frederick The Great) #quote


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
(Mark Twain) #quote


It is always in the midst, in the epicente, of your troubles
that you find serenity.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery) #quote


Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
(Hippocrate, Second Law) #quote


Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
(English Proverb) #quote
Mais dans tes yeux entr'ouverts
Deux petites vagues sont restées
Démons et merveilles
Vents et marées
deux petites vagues pour me noyer.
(Jacques Prévert - Sables mouvants) #quote


Say NO – Hey man, you need a ‘To-don’t ’ List ! ... #quote
The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing.
(Walt Disney) #quote


First impressions are always right, especially when they’re bad.
(Unknown) #quote
He who asks is a fool for five minutes,
but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
(Chinese Proverb) #quote


Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
(Unknow) #quote
The smaller the understanding of the situation,
the more pretentious the form of expression.
(John Romano) #quote


Don’t look back, unless it’s a good view.
(Unknown) #quote
It's happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
(Samuel Johnson) #quote


People who don't take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year,
people who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year.
(Peter Drucker) #quote


I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
(Mark Twain) #quote


Quand on m'appelle Monsieur le Ministre,
j'ai toujours l'impression que Jack Lang va surgir derrière moi !
(Frédéric Mitterrand) #quote
Mme Thatcher est au restaurant entouré de ses ministres.

Le maître d’hôtel : Vous avez fait votre choix ?
Mme Thatcher : Un steak !
Le maître d’hôtel : Et pour les légumes !
Mme Thatcher, après avoir regardé les autres convives : Ils prendront un steak aussi !


The question is not “What is the solution?”
but “How do we live without a solution?”
(Moshe Dayan) #quote


I've been on a calendar but I have never been on time.
(Marilyn Monroe) #quote
Rien n’est plus dangereux qu’une idée, quand on n’a qu’une idée.
(Alain, Propos sur la religion, mais applicable plus généralement ...) #quote


We should keep so close to facts
that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time.
(F. Marion Smith) #quote
Comment is free but facts are sacred.
(Charles P. Scott) #quote


Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
(Spanish Proverb) #quote
Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.
(Unknown) #quote


Life is like a game of cards.
The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
(J.Nehru) #quote
If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein) #quote


If you're not willing to risk it all,
then you don't want it bad enough.
(Unknow) #quote
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
but by the seeds that you plant.
(Robert Louis Stevenson) #quote


Il suivait son idée. C’était une idée fixe,
et il était surpris de ne pas avancer.
(Jacques Prévert)


I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
(Mahatma Gandhi)


You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.
(Charles C. Noble) #quote


You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
(Frank Crane) #quote
Sachez vous éloigner car, lorsque vous reviendrez à votre travail, votre jugement sera plus sûr.
(Leonard de Vinci) #quote


La chute n’est pas un échec;
l’échec est de rester là où on est tombé.
(Socrate) #quote
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
(John Kenneth Galbraith), #quote


On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
(Dilbert's rules of order)
Un père Jésuite demande son chemin à Alphonse Allais, réponse de l'humoriste : vous ne trouverez jamais mon père, c'est tout droit. #quote
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Diplomacy is the art to conceal with one hundred words
what one could say with only one word.
(Saint-John Perse)


Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
(Evan Esar)
The most important thing in communication
is to hear what isn't being said.
(Peter F. Drucker)
We confess our little faults to persuade people
that we have no large ones.
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)


Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.
(Proverbe français)
There are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
(Thomas Edison)


The Obstacle is the Path.
(Zen Proverb)
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
(Anthony Burgess)


Take time to deliberate;
but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
(Andrew Jackson)
L'on ne peut pas traîner quelqu'un dans la boue
sans se salir un peu soi-même.
The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.
(Henry Ford)


I was looking for a few words to describe a situation that could soon be a huge mess and heard about : SNAFU / TARFUN / FUBAR

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fucked Up - Thing are running normally.
TARFUN - Things Are Really Fucked Up Now - Houston, we have a problem.
FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition - Burn it to the ground and start over from scratch; it's totally destroyed.

This day started out SNAFU, but then my machine went all TARFUN. The place was totally FUBAR after that.
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
(in film Forrest Gump )


Mais que diable allait-il faire à cette galère !
(Géronte in Les Fourberies de Scapin de Molière)
Logic is a big hammer, use it to smash contradictions.


Life is not a matter of holding good cards,
but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
(Jack London)


- Quelle différence y a t-il entre Sarko et un yaourt ?
- Au bout d'un certain temps, le yaourt développe une certaine forme de culture !
(Anonyme, vu aussi avec américain au lieu de Sarko, on remplace en fait avec ce qu’on veut ..)
Des gens intelligents, il y en a 5 à 6% ;
moi je fais campagne auprès des cons.
(Georges Frêche)
Une touche de rose, vert, rouge :
c’est le retour de la gouache plurielle.
(Luc Chatel)
There's no substitute for guts.
(Paul Bear Bryant)


Elysée & Guignol sur un même panneau ? Oui c'est possible dans Paris, proche de l'Elysée. Et suivant le contexte l'indication prend de la saveur :)
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too elate.
(Benjamin Franklin)
A la fin d'un dîner organisé par Winston Churchill, le maître d'hôtel présente la cave à cigare aux invités.
L'un d'entre eux en prends cinq et déclare : c'est pour la route.
Et Churchill lui répond : merci d'être venu d'aussi loin.
Mon bon Monsieur
Apprenez que tout flatteur
Vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute.
(Le Corbeau et renard, Jean de la Fontaine)
After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
(Italian proverb)


The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Until the lions have their historians,
tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter.
(African proverb)


For those who understand no explanation is needed,
For those who don't none will do.
(Jerry Lewis)


Change your opinions, keep to your principles;
Change your leaves, keep intact your root.
(Victor Hugo)


A good question : Should Developers have Access to Production?
Well it depends, of the size ot the IT team, of rules inside company (such as SOX or law 198/52 109 ), etc.. but
"Developers should have access if they need it, and they should never need it" :)
A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.
(Henry Kissinger)

Explanations below are from top 1O best diamond quotes :
Just as lowly coal can become a lovely diamond, everyone has the potential to become something great. Diamonds do start out as something far less beautiful than the sparkling stone we see today. They are formed when extreme heat (found 200 miles into the earth’s ground) and extreme pressure cause carbon atoms to crystallize, which creates diamond. From there, diamond is mined by human beings and turned into a nearly perfect stone or used as industrial bort.
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Peer’s law : The solution to a problem changes the problem
The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution.
(Albert Einstein)


After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning;
it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
(Mark Twain)
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
(Jon Kabat-Zinn)


And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we're liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
(Nelson Mandela, Long walk to freedom)


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
(Albert Einstein)
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
(André Gide)


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
(John Powell)


Life is like a ten-speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
(Charles Schultz)


Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got.
(Garth Brooks)


We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our ass ...
Then things just keep getting worse.

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
(Scott Adams)


I am an optimist. But I'm an optimist who takes his raincoat.
(Harold Wilson)
Life's biggest challenge is deciding what's important,
then disregarding the rest.


Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
(B. Olatunji)
Being challenged in life is inevitable.
Being defeated is optional.
(Roger Crawford)


Life was much easier when Apple & BlackBerry were just fruits !
To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
(Anatole France), thanks Danièle for the quote !


Life isn't fair. Wake up and get used to it.
(Steve Jobs)


Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
(John W. Gardner)


Do not confuse motion and progress.
A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
(Alfred A. Montapert)


Live from Montréal - photo prise dimanche depuis le belvédère du Mont Royal
:) Attention aux 5 à 7
Le 5 à 7 correspond au Quebec à un moment de relaxation entre amis après le travail alors qu'en France il s'agit d'un rendez-vous galant de fin d'après-midi.
Et nouvelle expression du Quebec découverte ce jour, "jouer fessier" pour 'jouer petit-joueur" ou "sans prendre-trop de risque)

Double surprise ce soir à Montréal :
- tout d'abord une addition étrange : 2.50 + 2.50 + 2.50 = 7.51 ! (lié à la TPQ et aux arrondis)
- ensuite une mention étrange sur la carte du restaurant (pas le même que pour l'addition précédente), un minimum de $ requis par personne (au demeurant c'était bien et bon !)


When speaking to someone, what you say is not nearly as important as how they interpret what you say.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
(Henry David Thoreau)


Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
(Mark Twain)

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
(Anaïs Nin)


The reason the grass seems greener on the other side
is because it's been fertilized with bullshit.
(Unknown) Thanks JJD for the higlight ..


There are seven things that will destroy us:

Wealth without work;
Pleasure without conscience;
Knowledge without character;
Religion without sacrifice;
Politics without principle;
Science without humanity;
Business without ethics.
(Mahatma Gandhi)


Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.
(African Proverb)


Expressions - On utilise pas mal d'expressions toute faites, dont on ne connait pas toujours l'origine et qu'il est difficile d'expliquer à ses jeunes enfants ...

Un florilège (100% beariscool) pour exemple :
"Ce matin, l'estomac dans les talons, on va retrousser les manches et aller au charbon, même si les dés sont pipés on va mettre les pieds dans le plat, quitte à prendre une veste. Par ce qu'ils commencent à nous courir sur le haricot à changer d'avis comme de chemise!"

ou encore

« Allez Chauffe Marcel ! On va pas jouer la politique de l'autruche ni couper les cheveux en quatre, on va afficher la couleur et prendre le problème à bras le corps pour éviter d'aller droit dans le mur ! »
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


Il vaut mieux suivre le bon chemin en boitant que le mauvais d'un pas ferme.
(Saint Augustin)
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
(Mohandas Gandhi)
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
(Carl Sandburg)


Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
(Henry David Thoreau)


Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.


I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them.
(Edward Irving Koch)


Ca va prendre 107 ans !
D'où vient cette expression ? De la construction de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris qui a durée 107 ans, ce qui a paru une éternité aux Parisiens ....

People often say that motivation doesn’t last.
Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
(Zig Ziglar)
Company cultures are like country cultures.
Never try to change one.

Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
(Peter Drucker)


An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way rapidly winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul.
What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.
(Max Planck
Se donner tout entier sur terre, que la mort n'est plus rien à prendre. (entendu le 20 juillet 2010 sur France Info dans la chronique de Jean-Pierre Gauffre)


Change the changeable,
accept the unchangeable,
and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
(Denis Waitley)


Lili, 3 chansons qui marquent. J'ai tilté qu'étrangement il y a 3 chansons que j'aime bien (pour les paroles mais aussi musiscalement) qui sont parlent de Lili ...

(U-Turn (Lili) from Aaron)
Lili, easy as a kiss we'll find an answer
Put all your fears back in the shade
Don't become a ghost without no colour
'Cause you're the best paint life ever made

(J'T'Aime Bien Lili from Philippe Chatel)
J't'aime bien Lili mais j'ai du mal à vivre cette vie.
Entre le silence et l'oubli, j'attends mon paradis.
T'es pas le I de mon logis, de mon abri.
Tu es le I du mot ami, du mot ennemi aussi.

(Lily from Pierre Perret)
Mais dans ton combat quotidien Lily
Tu connaîtras un type bien Lily
Et l'enfant qui naîtra un jour
Aura la couleur de l'amour

If you want to tell people the truth,
make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
(Oscar Wilde)


Life is a marshmallow, easy to chew but hard to swallow.
(Alberto Nikas)


Vers la fin d'un discours extrêmement important
le grand homme d'Etat trébuchant
sur une belle phrase creuse
tombe dedans
et désemparé la bouche grande ouverte
montre les dents
et la carie dentaire de ses pacifiques raisonnements
met à vif le nerf de la guerre
la délicate question d'argent.
(Le discours sur la paix, Jacques Prévert)
By all means, marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll become happy;
if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
I've had bad luck with both my wives.
The first one left me and the second one didn't.

(Patrick Murray)


I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
(Winston Churchill )
Pour garder une bonne perspective de sa propre importance,
chaque personne devrait avoir un chien qui l'adore

et un chat qui l'ignore.
(Dereke Bruce)


La politique, hélas ! est une jungle, trop souvent une brousse fétide, l'enchevêtrement des intérêts brouille la perspective.
(Charlotte Savary)

Et ce ne sont pas les différentes affaires en cours (Bettencourt, Woerth, ...) en France qui vont contribuer à affirmer l'inverse ...

C'est drôle comme les choses peuvent changer d'aspect, parfois, lorsqu'on les regarde d'un point de vue différent de celui sous lequel on les a toujours connues.
(Michel Tremblay)

It is only with the heart one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)


Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
(J. Paul Getty)


Et malgré les menaces du maître
Sous les huées des enfants prodiges
Avec des craies de toutes les couleurs
Sur le tableau noir du malheur
Il dessine le visage du bonheur
(Le cancre - Jacques Prévert)


Moderation in all things.
Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.

(Albert Einstein)
You can always get the truth from a politician
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.

(Joe Moore)


In matters of style swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

(Thomas Jefferson)


EnqueteFacile.com , une solution simple de gestion d’enquêtes (gratuites si moins de 100 répondants... )
Tant qu'il y a du dialogue il y a de l'espoir
... Encore que j'ai (parfois) des doutes sur cette affirmation :)
Pour prendre une décision, il faut être un nombre impair de personnes,
et trois c'est déjà trop.
(Georges Clemenceau)

Life does not cease to be funny when people die
any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
(Antoine De Saint-Exupery)


Savez-vous que ?
La Direction Générale de la Consommation, de la Concurrence et de la Répression des Fraudes (
DGCCRF) n’est plus depuis le 1er janvier 2010. Elle a été intégré à la Direction Départementale de la Protection des Populations (DDPP)
Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way ('Nick-louse Veert'), Americans invariably mangle it into 'Nickel's Worth.' This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value.
Niklaus Wirth)
Merci Guy G. !
Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.
(Joe Namath)


Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
(Heinrich Hein)
Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around.
(Eric Raymond, «The Cathedral and the Bazaar»)

Another version of GIGO (Garbage IN, Garbage OUT) ....


Success requires both urgency and patience.
Be urgent about making the effort,
and patient about seeing the results.
(Ralph Marsto)


Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
(Christopher Parker)


Gods dont kill people.
People with Gods kill people.
(David Viaene)


You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
(P. J. O'Rourke)
Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
(Mel Brooks)


The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
(Leo Tolstoy)


If you can't do great things, you can do little things great.
(Mother Teresa)


It is better to be hated for what you are
than to be loved for what you are not.
(Andre Gide)


Sometimes people don't pay attention to what we do,
until we don't do.
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending;
and to have the two as close together as possible
(George Burns)


A politician is a person who can make waves
and then make you think he's the only one who can save the ship.
(Ivern Ball)


And, sometimes, a little prototype of this experience is all that it takes to turn us from an "uh-oh" moment to a "ta-da" moment. And that can make a big difference. ....

What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor,
but the silence of the bystander.

(Elie Wiesel)


Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
(Henry David Thoreau)


Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.
(Thomas Dewar)


I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
(Winston Churchill)
Nobody cares about what you know.
It's what you DO with what you know that matters.


Le Football est un sport de gentlemen pratiqué par des voyous
tandis que le Rugby est un sport de voyous joué par des gentlemen !
(... no comment ...)

Hell is empty. All the devils are here.
Fate determines who comes into your life,
your heart determines who stays in your heart.


Pour être et durer,
il faut être souple comme le cuir et trempé comme l'acier.
(Général Bigeard)

To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise.
(Mitchell Caplan)

France 0 - Mexique 2 : Nettoyage aztèque titre Libération !
Et oui la
mandale est là ! finalement quoi de plus normal en Afrique du Sud !


La pire des défaites, celle d'avoir refusé le combat.
(Gérard d'Aboville)

Une équipe de mexicains basanées
nous a mis une belle tannée !
Après une telle branlée
il ne faut plus parler ...
et laisser place à ceux qui font du jeu
à ceux qui nous enchantent et mettent le feu !

(beariscool, ... pas si cool avec une équipe de France désastreuse, sans valeur, sans panache, sans mérite, ... mais pas 'sans le sou')


I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.
(Ashleigh Brilliant)


Don't make decisions when you're angry,
and don't make promises when you're happy.


When there is no wind... row.
(Proverbe latin, "Si ventus non est, remiga.")


It is not enough to have a good mind;
the main thing is to use it well.
(Rene Descartes)
Let's go invent tomorrow
rather than worrying what happened about yesterday.
(Steve Jobs)


Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
(Benjamin Franklin)
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
(Randy Pausch)


Effort without Talent is the Depressing situation....
but talent without Effort is the Tragedy.
(Mike Ditka)


When I eventually met Mr Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
(Rita Rudner)
Never leave the scene of a decision
without first taking a specific action towards its realization.
(Tony Robbins)


The world today doesn't make sense,
so why should I paint pictures that do?
(Pablo Picasso)

Je suis pas un fan de Picasso, mais il a raison, il y a pas mal de jours où l'on se dit que le monde ne tourne pas rond !


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

(Winston Churchill)
The time to change was yesterday;
the time to wake up is now.
(Judge Judy)


Les miroirs devraient bien réfléchir
avant de renvoyer certaines images.
(Jean Cocteau)

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.
If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
(Jim Rohn)


A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
(Michael Winner)


A goal without a plan is just a wish.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
(Lao Tzu)


Ô ma box ! <> om@ boxe !
There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. (Morpheus in Matrix)
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.
(Robertson Davies)


The shortest programmer joke: "nearly done!"
A SQL query goes into a bar,
walks up to two tables
and asks, "Can I join you?"
-- :) #joke
Let's talk turkey !
Parlons franchement !