Swiss Quotes

Quotes tagged as "swiss" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Gavin Extence
“[...] from what I'd been able to ascertain online, the Swiss were a reassuringly practical people. They had a long, proud history of staying out of wars, preferring to devote themselves to more constructive endeavours like science, secure banking and building extremely accurate clocks.”
Gavin Extence, The Universe Versus Alex Woods
tags: swiss

Eric    Weiner
“Mungkin kebahagiaan adalah ini: tidak merasa Anda harus berada di suatu tempat lain, melakukan sesuatu yang lain, menjadi orang lain.”
Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
tags: swiss

Stephen Demone
“No ordinary effort stops the wheel.
In sleep it spins without resistance.
Passively, falling deeper, lacking the will to activate any change.”
Stephen Demone, The Swiss Orange Project Book 1: Celladore

Trevanian
“No one really likes Switzerland, except those who prefer cleanliness to life.”
Trevanian, The Eiger Sanction

Clare O'Dea
“Did I really want to call myself Swiss if it meant shutting the door on less "perfect" residents?”
Clare O'Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Clare O'Dea
“The Swiss will never be the wild child of Europe; you only have to look at their lovingly tended vegetable patches to see that. But whether they are boring or not most likely depends on the eye of the beholder.”
Clare O'Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Clare O'Dea
“It is not against the law to drink in public places, and you will see people drinking in parks or by the lake. The Swiss have a more relaxed attitude to alcohol consumption. From the age of 16, young people can be served beer or wine in a bar.”
Clare O'Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Clare O'Dea
“By the time the Freedom Flights, to use the US description, came to an end, more than 260,000 Cubans had been airlifted to the United States, every one of them registered by the Swiss before they left Cuba.”
Clare O'Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Clare O'Dea
“In a very humbling process, the Swiss have had to admit to their faults and compromise on secrecy, changing the law and releasing the names of bank clients to please the US, as well as signing a dozen double taxation agreements in six months to please the OECD.”
Clare O'Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Clare O'Dea
“The perceived failings of leaders of other neutral or occupied European countries, including France, Spain, Sweden or Norway, or of the countries that fought alongside the Nazis, have not caught the public imagination in the English-speaking world in anything like the same way.”
Clare O'Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Ana Claudia Antunes
“With many turns and holes
Life is much like a swiss cheese:
Emmental, dear, what's on!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job