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En essayant continuellement, on finit par réussir. Donc plus ça rate, plus on a de chances que ça marche. – devise Shadok.

If one keeps trying forever, one succeeds eventually. Therefore, the more one fails, the closer one is to success. – Shadok motto.

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Albert Einstein

“Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” – Susan Ertz

“Tout le monde veut sauver la planète. Mais personne ne veut descendre les poubelles.” – Jean Yanne

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Tolstoï

“Ouvrez une école, vous fermerez une prison.” – Victor Hugo

“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” – Henny Youngman

“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” – Kenneth Boulding, economist

“When the winds of change are blowing, some people are building shelters and others are building windmills.”

“There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.” – Richard Feynman

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” – John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” – George Bernard Shaw, literature Nobel prize

“Nous n'héritons pas la Terre de nos ancêtres, nous l'empruntons à nos enfants.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Pessimism is a luxury of good times. In difficult times, pessimism is a self-fulfilling, self-inflicted death sentence” – Evelin Linder

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

“La pollution n'est pas un gros problème, mais six milliards de petits problèmes.” – Hubert Reeves

“I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.” – Emo Phillips

“Si vous avez l'impression que vous êtes trop petit pour pouvoir changer quelque chose, essayez donc de dormir avec un moustique… et vous verrez lequel des deux empêche l'autre de dormir.” – Dalaï Lama

“Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited.” – Douglas Adams

No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back. – Turkish proverb

“Quand on pense qu'il suffirait que les gens n'achètent pas pour que ça ne se vende plus ! ” – Coluche

Don't worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older, it starts avoiding you. – The Old Farmer's Almanac

“It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.” – Robert Anton Wilson

“CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“If anything ever comes up in science that clearly contradicts traditional buddhism, then we'll simply have to abandon that aspect of traditional buddhism.” – Dalaï Lama

“The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” – Thucydides

“Between stimulus and response there's a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“It's a story about us, people, being persuaded to spend money we don't have on things we don't need, to create impressions that won't last on people we don't care about.” – Tim Jackson

“Si vous jugez un poisson par sa capacité à grimper à un arbre, il va passer sa vie entière à croire qu’il est stupide.” – Albert Einstein

“Les altruistes ne sont ni plus ni moins rationnels que les égoïstes. Ils poursuivent simplement des buts différents.” – Robert Frank

“Le bien-être d'une nation ne peut pas être déduit de la mesure de son PIB.” – Simon Kuznets, inventeur du PIB, prix Nobel

“The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income.” – Simon Kuznets, GNP inventor, Nobel prize winner.

“Traitez les gens comme s'ils étaient ce qu'ils devrait être, et vous les aiderez ainsi à devenir ce qu'ils peuvent être.” – Goethe

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.” – Goethe

“Les chiffres sont accablants : il y a de plus en plus d'étrangers dans le monde.” – Pierre Desproges

Focus on what you have rather than what you don’t have.

Concentre-toi sur ce que tu as plutôt que sur ce que tu n'as pas.

“When you have to classify the very capacity of the Earth to support human life as an “externality”, then it is time to rethink your theory.” – Herman Daly

“Ce n'est pas un signe de bonne santé que d'être bien adapté à une société profondément malade.” – J. Krishnamurti

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