Voici quelques citations qui me font réfléchir, qui m'encouragent ou qui m'amusent.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.
Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are.
Abandonner une société libre par peur du terrorisme est le seul moyen de se laisser vaincre par celui-ci.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Fear lies. Learn to conquer it.
It doesn't have to be fun, to be fun.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
The secret of happiness is freedom… And the secret of freedom is courage.
Le pessimisme est d'humeur; l'optimisme est de volonté. L'homme qui se laisse aller est triste…
—Émile-Auguste Chartier dit Alain
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on there accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth…
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.
Les filles qui râlent que les garçons ne comprennent jamais rien, alors qu’elles n’expliquent jamais rien, ça me donne envie de leur taper sur le crâne avec L’Origine des Espèces.
Greatness will never be acquired by staying in one’s comfort zone!
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.
Good friends are like stars… you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.
The best friends you will ever have are the ones who don't make you feel like you owe them a damn thing.
Apologizing does not always mean you are wrong; It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
La capacité d'apprendre est un don - La faculté d'apprendre est un talent - La volonté d'apprendre est un choix.
I don't understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.
—Ed Begley Jr.
La perfection est atteinte, non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you don't build your dream, someone will hire you to help you build theirs.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
—Leonardo da Vinci
You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.
Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on days you don't feel like doing them.
Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.
Pour savoir qui vous dirige vraiment, il suffit de regarder ceux que vous ne pouvez pas critiquer.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Do or do not. There is no try.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
—Georges Bernard Shaw
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is, not to stop questioning.
Passwords are like underwear. You shouldn't leave them out where people can see them. You should change them regularly. And you shouldn't loan them out to strangers.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
The only time "success" comes before "work" is in the dictionary.
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.
—Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and slaughters a visible Nature… without realizing that this Nature he slaughters is this invisible God he worships.
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.
When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.
People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.
Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
—David McCullough Jr.
I never lose. Either I win or I learn.
My goal is to build a life I don't need a vacation from.
—Rob Hill Sr.
Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.
Weird is a side-effect of awesome.
One day or day one. You decide.
IN THE END… We only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
Everybody says they're trying to get their piece of the pie. They don't realize that the world is a kitchen. You can make your own pie.
Distance doesn't separate people… Silence does.
The man who asks a question is a fool for one minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Quand une femme vous parle, écoutez ce qu'elle vous dit avec ses yeux.
Rester, c'est exister : mais voyager, c'est vivre.
Certains croient que tenir bon nous rend plus fort, mais parfois le plus dur est de lâcher prise.
Memories are the best souvenirs.
Never reply when you're angry. Never make a promise when you're happy. Never make a decision when you're sad.
Every pro was once an amateur. Every expert was once a beginner. So dream big. And start now.
Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority” and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person” and they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay.
If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas… means a little bit more.
Go where you are celebrated, not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.
There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state; the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.
—Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica
The most grownup thing you can do is fail at things you really care about.
—Gladys, Unicorn Store
Je ne perdrai pas mon temps à essayer de prolonger mes jours. Je ferai bon usage de ceux qui me sont accordés.
—James Bond 007, On ne vit que deux fois
Si la chance est avec toi, pourquoi te hâter ? Si la chance n'est pas avec toi, pourquoi te hâter ?
Not all those who wander are lost.
—J. R. R. Tolkien
News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising.
—William Randolph Hearst
Quand vous faites travailler un artisan, vous achetez plus qu'un service. Vous achetez des centaines d'heures d'échecs et d'expérimentations. Vous achetez des jours, des semaines, des mois de frustrations et aussi de purs moments de joie. Vous n'achetez pas quelque chose, vous achetez un morceau de cœur, une parcelle d'âme, une part de la vie de quelqu'un. Plus important encore, vous achetez à artisan plus de temps pour lui permettre de vivre sa passion.
Tout ce qui nous effrayait du communisme – perdre nos maisons, nos épargnes et être forcé de travailler pour un salaire minable sans avoir de pouvoir politique – s’est réalisé grâce au capitalisme.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
Never regret being a good person, to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you and their behavior says enough about them.
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Those who choose the lesser evil forget very quickly that they chose evil.
We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a lifetime.
Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
La seule chose qui permet au mal de triompher est l'inaction des hommes de bien.
On ne résout pas un problème avec les modes de pensées qui l’ont engendré.
À chaque fois que vous vous retrouvez à penser comme la majorité des gens, faites une pause, et réfléchissez.
Dans des temps de tromperie généralisée, le seul fait de dire la vérité est un acte révolutionnaire.
Sex is like boxing: if both people are not fully agreeing to participate, one of them is committing a crime.
Without data you're just another person with an opinion.
—W. Edwards Deming
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
—Neale Donald Walsch
Quand le pillage devient un moyen d'existence pour un groupe d'hommes qui vit au sein de la société, ce groupe finit par créer pour lui-même tout un système juridique qui autorise le pillage et un code moral qui le glorifie.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.