Instead of trying to be a lucky man, try to become a worthy man. (Albert Einstein)
To completely understand the meaning of this sentence we have to comprehend what is the difference between a lucky and worthy man. Most of us can get lucky – we could win in a lottery, for instance. Others can make an outstanding career in their business. One can even get lucky by stealing something and not getting caught. The definition of getting lucky often corresponds to making oneself happy. What about a worthy man? Does it also refer to getting lucky or is it something else? I believe getting lucky here is of the least importance. The word “worthy” implies being greater than just one’s ambitions and wealth. The word “worthy” means having some worth, merit and value. It means being honourable and admirable. Worthy men usually bring up some value and make others happy – they are selfless and their worth is greater than the ones striving to get lucky at something.
Barack Obama is so nice, young and even sun-burnt. (S. Berlusconi)
I am simply speechless about this stupid saying. Maybe mister Berlusconi was drunk or was talking about another man? Maybe it was supposed to be some kind of humour, which wasn’t recognized as that. Well, we can only guess now, but somehow, I believe that it could actually be truth. If that was the case, I would simply pity the Italian nation and their leader. There is a fine quote about being silent, and it could actually fit the situation. It goes like this: “missed the chance to stay silent”.
The ones, who know how to wait, usually get what they wish in time. (O. de Balzac)
This interesting and witty quote can be best described by one simple example. There was an experiment being performed with several school children. They were brought into a room where they had to sit on a chair in front of a table with a deliciously looking cookie on it. They were told that if they would refrain from eating a cookie for a particular length of time, they would not only be allowed to eat it after all, but would also get another cookie. After this simple instructions they were left all alone in the room with a cookie in front of them. The hidden camera was filming all they did. It was interesting to watch how some of them struggled with the desire to eat the cookie, but sustained it, thus completed the task, while others were less persistent and ate it after several minutes. How did the first children manage to resist the temptation? It appears, their were simply forcing themselves to think about something else or their reward, and this way they were able to wait until the end. The less persistent ones did not bother about the reward – they just simply looked at what was in front of them and ate it. This is the best description for the motivational quote by O. de Balzac.