Famous Quotes and Stories:

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. They are Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you 're keeping all of these in the air. 

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these: they will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, damaged or even shattered. they will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during the office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friend & have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued. 

Bryan Dyson - Voormalig CEO Coca Cola

 Progress always involves risk;
you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
~ Frederick Wilcox ~


My presentation on June 2008 (Strategic Marketing Mgt).


States of Artificial Disaster. ~ writer: ??? ~


Een reis door Kabouterland. ~ prof. dr. ir. Jan Dietz ~

Wie wil zoekt een mogelijkheid. Wie niet wil zoekt een reden!

Alle muziek is volksmuziek. Ik heb nog nooit een paard een liedje horen zingen. ~ Louis Amstrong (jazzmusicus, 1901) ~


Als je de beperkingen kent, kun je daarbinnen onbeperkt te werk gaan. ~ Jules Deelder (dichter en schrijver 1944) ~


Het verhaal gaat dat President Kennedy tijdens een bezoek aan Cape Canaveral – waar hij had gesproken met alle topingenieurs, astronauten en technici – op zijn weg naar de uitgang een man tegenkwam.

 De man was de vloer aan het dweilen.

Kennedy stopte om een praatje te maken en vroeg de man wat zijn werk op Cape Canaveral was.

De man antwoordde:

“Ik help om een man op de maan te zetten.”

 Thuy's moraal: iedereen in de organisatie is belangrijk (ongeacht wat voor werk hij/ zij doet)

In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone. ~ Bill Gates ~


Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Txes M&A Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.


Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.


Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.~ Lauren Bacall ~


Als er maar één enkele waarheid bestond, zou men niet honderd verbeeldingen van hetzelfde thema kunnen schilderen.

~ Pablo Picasso (schilder 1881) ~


Life should be measured not by the number of breaths we take, but by the times our breath is taken away.


The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.

~ Robert Frost ~


There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. ~ George Crane ~


It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ~ Albert Einstein ~


Give me a museum and I'll fill it. ~ Pablo Picasso ~


Genius is 1percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.

~ Thomas Alva Edison ~


Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

~ Buddha ~


Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia. ~ Charles Schultz ~


A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute. But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is longer than any hour. That's relativity. ~  Albert Einstein ~


Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein ~


One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.

~ Albert Einstein ~


The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.~ Alan Saporta ~


Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, and be my friend. ~ Albert Camus ~


The only way to have a friend is to be one. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ 


Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one.~ Mark Twain ~


The only real valuable thing is intuition. ~ Albert Einstein ~


My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me~Henry Ford~ 


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.

~ The tao of leadership ~ 


Aan het einde van het jaar omkijken in verwondering hoe snel het ging. Aan het einde van het jaar koesteren wat warm was liefdevol en licht.
Aan het einde van het jaar hoopvol uitkijken naar alles
wat nog verborgen voor ons ligt! ~
Ina Sipkes de Smit ~

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Mahatma Ganhi ~


The doors of wisdom are never shut. ~ Benjamin Franklin ~


Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein ~


Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home. ~ Bill Cosby ~


A home without books is a body without soul.~Marcus Tullius Cicero~

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

~ Albert Einstein ~

A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin ~


L'information peut tout nous dire. Elle possède toutes les réponses.

Mais ce sont des réponses à des questions que nous n'avons pas posées, et qui, de toute évidence, ne se posent même pas.

~ Jean Baudrillard ~

Information: a difference that makes a difference ~ Gregory Bateson ~

Er is geen ander zijn dan anders zijn ~ Carry van Bruggen ~

We have to abandon the arrogant belief that the world is merely a puzzle to be solved, a machine with instructions for use to be discovered, a body of information to be fed into a computer in the hope that sooner or later it will spit out a universal solution.~ Vaclav Havel ~

Bij alles wat we ervaren, is iets aanwezig dat onze geest niet kan bevatten. ~ Albert Einstein ~

Unless your ideas are ridiculed by experts they are worth nothing.

~ Reg Revans ~


The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa ~


Silence is a friend who will never betray. ~ Confucius ~


All garden are a form of autobiography. ~ Robert Dash ~

The greatest obstacle is simply this:

the belief that we cannot change because we are dependent on what is wrong. That is the addict's excuse.

What we need are politics of hope whereby we envisage the future we want and act as if that future is irresistible. ~ Walter Wink ~

The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. ~ Samuel Johnson, 1759 ~

Egotist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. ~ Ambrose Bierce ~

It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.
~ Marilyn Monroe ~


...de levenlustige organisatie is trots op het bestaande en nieuwsgierig naar het nieuwe... 


Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements. ~ Marcel Boulestin ~


If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~
Thich Nhat Hanh ~

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

~ Miyagi, The Karate Kid ~


Het goddelijke is niet iets verhevens boven ons. Het bevindt zich in de hemel, het bevindt zich in de aarde, het bevindt zich in ons.

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Vrede als Kunst ~


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.~ Albert Einstein ~


The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen
~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ~

My favorite song 'Paint it Black' - Vietnam war


The day I was born, Sept.1968 just tons of bombs were dropping!        













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AIKIDO ‘Peace by movement’

AI means in Balance, in Harmony

KI means Spirit or Universal power

DO means the Way or Path

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The Way in Harmony with the Spirit

 My favorite vintage Delft Blue plate