I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan (1963 – ), legendary former basketball star, now an entrepreneur

Be steady and well ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 – 1880), French writer, best-known for his first novel, Madame Bovary

The simple is not always best, but the best is always simple.

Heinrich Tessenow (1876 – 1950), German architect, professor and urban planner influential during the Weimar period.

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

Alfred Armand Montapert, author of “The Supreme Philosophy of Man: The Laws of Life” (1977)