Top 823 Quotes & Sayings by Swiss Authors

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I don't mind being criticised, because I am not that easy to knock down, and no-one can destroy me. But I am bothered by the stupid people who call me dirty, brainless, and an idiot. You don't say words like these to someone who you know nothing about.
I think you can learn from pretty much everybody if you just open your eyes.
They say that truth is the first casualty of war. But there is another casualty as well: trust. As conflict escalates, trust between people and political leaders crumbles away as surely as night follows day.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. — © Carl Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is always disappointment, heartache. You are losing almost every tournament. You need to just accept it and be positive because you are going to lose and fail. We're not all Nadal or Djokovic, who can win most tournaments.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
I am honored to receive the James Beard award and so incredibly proud of my entire team at Eleven Madison Park.
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
Exhibitions are kind of ephemeral moments, sometimes magic moments, and when they're gone, they're gone.
Sometimes you can find peace of mind by transferring yourself to different situations. They're just reminders to stay... calm.
The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.
I'm a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.
For me, nothing is impossible.
The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them. — © Ella Maillart
The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them.
One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
I think space, architectural space, is my thing. It's not about facade, elevation, making image, making money. My passion is creating space.
I usually sleep ten to eight hours per night. I sometimes also have a nap in the afternoon.
Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
These guys make a lot of money. Of course it's hard and dangerous work, but Sherpas are the rich people in Nepal. If you make so much money, you can somehow lose reality.
I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living.
Growth is what solves most of the big economic and social problems: poverty, government deficits, quality of life, rising healthcare and retirement costs.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
All the riches in the world do not come close to the happiness of having children and being a mother.
Everything you do has certain significance, a certain weight. I think there is a film in everyone.
After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history.
Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.
Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
The process of editing is what I enjoy most - putting the pieces together and making sense out of them.
As a boy I was morbidly shy.
FIFA stands for discipline, respect, fair-play, not just on the field of play, but in our society as well.
Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about what goes on in language which is very far from the truth.
Illness, mechanicals, and injuries is not something you can 100% avoid; you can only try to limit the risk.
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.
Looking back, I didn't have the patience to work in fashion. I like women so much, but I was never qualified to torture them in photo shoots. You have to be really tough and brutal.
Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man. — © Mario Botta
Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man.
There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.
My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect at the technical high school of our city.
Art is a deception that creates real emotions - a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic.
The general public will almost always stand behind the traditionalists. In the public eye, architecture is about comfort, about shelter, about bricks and mortar.
There isn't really a stylistic recipe for fonts to make them particularly suitable to be translated into different scripts.
A scientific prize is an ambiguous thing: it highlights an individual when we should highlight a collective effort, but I'm not alone.
In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability.
Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.
To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.
Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction - in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.
The universe is so unique and perfect that it could not have originated by chance but was divined by flawless, creative design. — © Fritz Zwicky
The universe is so unique and perfect that it could not have originated by chance but was divined by flawless, creative design.
In fact, quantitative findings of any material and energy changes preserve their full context only through their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order.
Life is one long decay, no? There's a lot of beauty in it. Like the patina in an old city.
We look in... Germany for a superstar. We began with 10,000 people, which applied. From these 10,000, 100 was selected. The jury is unbelievably competent.
I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are.
I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm.
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