GB Resources: Others' Thoughts

Thougths I like from other people



Building and understanding
“If I cannot build it, I do not understand it.”
Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988), American physicist

An hour to solve a problem
"If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions."
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), German physicist

Problems and levels of thinking
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), German physicist

Intrinsic motivations


Child spirit
"Conservare lo spirito dell'infanzia dentro di sé per tutta la vita vuol dire conservare la curiosità di conoscere, il piacere di capire, la voglia di comunicare".
("Having the child spirit within onself for the whole life means having the curiosity to know, the pleasure to understand, the will to communicate").
Bruno Munari (1907 – 1998), Italian designer, artist, inventor 

"Il piacere più nobile è la gioia di comprendere"
(Understanding "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519), Italian inventor and artist

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), German physicist



Power and resonsibility
"With great power comes great responsibility."
Voltaire (1694 – 1778), French writer

Politicians and statesmen
"Politicians look at the future elections, statesmen at the future generations."
Alcide De Gasperi (1881 – 1954), Italian statesman

The power of education
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013), South African statesman

Knowledge and duty
"Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act."
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), German physicist

Knowledge and wisdom
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowlege faster than society gathers wisdom."
Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992), American Writer



"Nil difficile volenti"
(Nothing is difficult for those who really want)
Lating saying

''In natura, non c'e' suono piu' bello del silenzio del respiro di un bambino che dorme.''
"In nature, there is no more beautiful sound than the silence of the breath of a sleeping child."
Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian teacher and education psychologist 

'"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
"Semina un pensiero, raccoglierai un azione,
semina un azione, raccogliereai un'abitudine;
semina un'abitudine, raccoglierai un carattere,
semina un carattere, raccoglierai un destino''.
Frank Outlaw (Farmer's Digest‎, Vol. 42, 1978, p.20) 

The beauty of life
''I hear babies crying, I watch them grow,
they'll learn much more than I'll never know.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world."
Lous Armstrong (1901-1971), American Singer

Character and habits
"A good character is built by converting virtuous practices into habits."
Aristotle (384–322 BC), Greek Philosopher

Get free
"Get free from comparisons.
Get free from competition.
Get free from judging.
Get free from anger.
Get free from regret.
Get free from worries.
Get free from giving guilt.
Get free from remorse.
Get free from fear."