QOTD 2021-03-05

Dann sieh, dass du Mensch bleibst: Mensch sein ist vor allem die Hauptsache. Und das heißt: fest und klar und heiter sein, ja heiter trotz alledem

Then see to it that you stay human. To be a human being is the main thing above all else. And that means to be firm and clear and cheerful, yes, cheerful in spite of everything and anything

Fais donc en sorte de rester un être humain. C’est ça l’essentiel: être humain. Et ça, ça veut dire être solide, clair et calme, oui, serein, envers et contre tout

Rosa Luxemburg

QOTD 2021-02-12

Schlechte Laune reagiert man am besten ab, indem man etwas Gutes tut

The best antidote to a bad mood is a good deed

Le meilleur moyen de combattre la mauvaise humeur est d’accomplir une bonne action

Peter Alexander (born Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilan Neumayer), * 30.6.1926 (Vienna), † 12.2.2011 (Vienna), Austrian Singer, Actor, Pianist and Entertainer
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QOTD 2021-02-10

Besser ein paar Brandblasen als ein ganzes Leben lang kalte Finger

Better a few burn blisters than a life of cold fingers

Mieux valent quelques cloques que des mains froides toute la vie

Christine Nöstlinger

QOTD – 2020-10-25

Integre hassen Intrigen

Those with integrity hate intrigues

Les intègres haïssent les intrigues

Rupert Schützbach *4.12.1933 Passau-Hals

A character of integrity is righteous and honest. He says what he thinks and he thinks what he says. This does not mean that he is naive in the face of evil in the world. Rather, this personality shows backbone and moral courage where others do not dare to openly take and defend their point of view. If a person of integrity feels compelled to fight, he does so openly and sincerely. He does not play a double game and renounces deceitfulness. He refrains from actions that belong to the nature of an intrigue, which seeks to achieve a certain goal at the expense of others through lies and disinformation spread subliminally. An integrity human being speaks plain language opposite a coworker or a colleague, if there was criticism at a expiration or a feedback in things problem-official quality of work. This happens with all clarity, but still in such a way that the opposite party can save face and learn something from the feedback. Intrigues attract – like lies – further dirt. Once one has gotten involved in such a cowardly tactic, the evil game has no end. Who wanted to do this to himself?

QOTD 2019-08-28

Nicht was du bist, ist, was dich ehrt. Wie du es bist, bestimmt deinen Wert

Not what you are will honor you. How you are will determine your worth

Ce que tu es n’est pas ce qui t’honore. C’est ta façon de l’être qui détermine ta valeur

Friedrich Rückert, * 16.5.1788 (Schweinfurt, Bavaria), † 31.1.1866 (Neusess, Bavaria)
German poet, orientalist and translator