The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
Making mistakes is the privilege of the active.
It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.
The key to happiness is good health and a bad memory
Friendship needs no words...
The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement.
The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.
Time is your most important resource.
You can do so much in ten minutes. Ten minutes; once gone is gone for good.
He who buys what he does not need stels from himself.
The IKEA spirit is strong and living reality.
Simplicity in our behavior gives us strength. Simplicity and humbleness characterize us in our relations with each others, our suppliers and our customers.
Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.
Happiness is not reaching your goal. Happiness is being on the way.
Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Waste of resources is a mortal sin at IKEA.
Those who wish to sing... always find a song.
Ikea people do not drive flashy cars or stay at luxury hotels.
If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.
I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.
Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
I like the sea: we understand one another.
It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.
Contentment is the only real wealth.
The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people.
Happiness lies in good health and a bad memory.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.
My discovery of Tarkovsky's first film was like a miracle.
Suddenly, I found myself standing at the door of a room the keys of which had, until then, never been given to me. It was a room I had always wanted to enter and where he was moving freely and fully at ease.
We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document, necessary process.
I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.
Scientists tend to resist interdisciplinary inquiries into their own territory.
In many instances, such parochialism is founded on the fear that intrusion from other disciplines would compete unfairly for limited financial resources and thus diminish their own opportunity for research.
Every single moment of a person's life, both of the understanding and of the will, is a new beginning.
To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost only $50 can only be done by the very best
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
Globalisation has made us more vulnerable.
It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions.
As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.
Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.
Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end.
Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
The demons are innumerable, arrive at the most inappropriate times and create panic and terror. But I have learned that if I can master the negative forces and harness them to my chariot, then they can work to my advantage. Lilies often grow out of carcasses' arseholes.
IKEA is not completely perfect. It irritates me to hear it said that IKEA is the best company in the world. We are going the right way to becoming it but we are not there yet.
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.
Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.
Don't let them get you down. Be cheeky. And wild. And wonderful.
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
We make each other alive; it doesn’t make a difference if it hurts.
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.