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


"Consciousness is the theater, and precisely the only theater on which everything that takes place in the universe is represented, the container that contains everything, absolutely everything, and outside of which there is nothing. "
"La coscienza è il teatro, e precisamente l'unico teatro su cui si rappresenta tutto quanto avviene nell'universo, il recipiente che contiene tutto, assolutamente tutto, e che al di fuori del quale non esiste nulla.")
Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961), Austrian Physicist

Intrinsic motivations

Spirto di bambino
"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".

(Child spirit
"Having the child spirit within onself for the whole life
means having the curiosity to know,
the pleasure to understand,
the desire to communicate").

Bruno Munari (1907 – 1998), Italian designer, artist, inventor 

"Il piacere più nobile è
la gioia di comprendere
"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

World changer
"One child, one teacher,
one book, one pen
can change the world."

Malala Yousafzai (1997-), Pakistani activist Nobel laureate


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

Life most imporant days
"The two most important days in your life are
the day you are born
and the day you find out why
Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer

Wind and destination
"I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination."

Jimmi Dean (1928-2010), American Singer

Change and past
"If you always do
what you've always done,
you'll always get
what you've always got."

Henry Ford (1863-1947), American Enterpreneur 

Change and future
"The secret of change

is to focuss all of your energy
not on fighting the old but
on building the new."

Socrates (470–399 BC), Greek Philosopher

Change and perfection
"To improve is to change,
to be perfect is to change often."

Wiston Churchill (1874–1965), United Kintdom Prime Minister

From throughts to destiny
'"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."
Frank Outlaw (Farmer's Digest‎, Vol. 42, 1978, p.20) 

''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 

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."