Meng “Favorite Quotes”

First of all, some quotes I use regularly and which I don’t remember having read somewhere, so I think they are my creation :

  • Ech sinn ze arm fir räich ze sinn an ze räich fir arm ze sinn
  • Ech wöll nött op Comfort verzichten fir Luxus ze hun

One of my favorite authors/creators is Bertrand Russel who created the following quotes :

  • War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
  • The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
  • Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
  • In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

And some more quotes from the excellent Woody Allen :

  • I think you should defend to the death their right to march, and then go down and meet them with baseball bats.
  • To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.
  • I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

And some more quotes from different authors :

  • A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation. — Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogota
  • En términos urbanísticos, la visión que propongo de una ciudad civilizada no es la que tiene autopistas, sino aquella en que un niño en un triciclo puede movilizarse con seguridad.” – La ciudad y la igualdad. El Malpensante (Bogotá) “Ob eine Stadt zivilisiert ist, hängt nicht von der Zahl ihrer Autobahnen und Schnellstraßen ob, sondern davon, ob ein Kind auf dem Dreirad unbeschwert und sicher überall hinkommt.” — Enrique Peñalosa, kolumbianischer Volkswirtschaftler und Politiker
  • Be nice to people on your way up because you will meet them on your way down. — Jimmy Durante
  • Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. — Anonymous
  • I may disapprove of what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it — Evelyn Beatrice Hall
  • 100% der Lottogewinner haben Lotto gespielt — ???

Here a french one, partially from Edgar Degas :

  • Jusque 40 ans, on a la gueule que Dieu nous a donné, à partir de quarante ans, on a la gueule qu’on mérite.

And finally a few nice Quotes I have on some T-Shirts/Mugs :

  • Sailing is note the answer. Sailing is the question. The answer is YES — Scuttlebutt
  • Better a bad day at Tennis than a good day at work
  • Ein rauher Tag auf See ist besser als jeder Tag im Büro

And I will finish with a lovely Calvin & Hobbes Strip :

Calvin and Hobbes, 7 September 1993, Copyright Bill Watterson