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)


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 !
Stop beating around the bush !
Arrête de tourner autour du pot !
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
(Nelson Mandela)

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate,
they can be taught to love,
for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
(Nelson Mandela)


A computer is like an Old Testament god,
with a lot of rules and no mercy.
(Joseph Campbell)
- Tu sais c’est quoi une base de données ?
- ….
- Bon, tu as une armoire chez toi ? alors tu vois les étagères ce sont les tables … etc....

(Entendu par hasard ... si cela n'est pas de la vulgarisation alors qu'est-ce que c'est ? )
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
(Mahatma Gandhi)
2 1 2 : art of brevity

Sir, What is the secret of your success?
- Two words
- And, sir, what are they?
- Good decisions.
- And how do you make good decisions?
- One word.
- And sir, what is that?
- Experience.
- And how do you get Experience?
- Two words.
- And, sir, what are they?
- Bad decisions.