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Quotes
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
 
- R. W. Emerson
If you're going through hell, keep going.
 
- Winston Churchill
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
 
- Albert Einstein
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
 
- Henry Ford
The work is behind the scenes, competition is easy part. Behind the scenes is where the work is done and everything is done to get to that one race that you need to run.
 
- Usain Bolt | The fastest man alive
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
 
- Rabindranath Tagore
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
 
- John W. Gardner
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
 
- Albert Einstein
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
 
- Muhammad Ali
I want to put a dent in the universe.
 
- Steve Jobs
Lisp has jokingly been called "the most intelligent way to misuse a computer". I think that description is a great compliment because it transmits the full flavor of liberation: it has assisted a number of our most gifted fellow humans in thinking previously impossible thoughts.
 
- Edsger Dijkstra, CACM
filter(P, S) is almost always written clearer as [x for x in S if P(x)]
 
- Guido van Rossum on Python
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
 
- Victor Kiam
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
 
- Mahatma Gandhi
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
 
- Winston Churchill
Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
 
- Abelson & Sussman, SICP, preface to the first edition
If our goal is to write poetry, the only way we are likely to be any good is to try to be as great as the best.
 
- Donald Hall, Poetry and Ambition
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
 
- W. Clement Stone
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
 
- Oscar Wilde
It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
 
- Don Herold
Focusing is about saying no.
 
- Steve Jobs
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
 
- Scott Adams
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
 
- Anatole France
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
 
- Abraham Maslow
Faith is not wanting to know what is true. After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
 
- Friedrich Nietzsche
We're even wrong about which mistakes we're making.
 
- Carl Winfeld
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
 
- Sigmund Freud
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
 
- Peter Drucker
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
 
- J. P. Morgan
From 1911 to 1920, the mood of the city varied between utter dullness and tremendous excitement.
 
- Arthur Coffman, An Illustrated History of Palo Alto
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
 
- Bill Cosby
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
 
- Arthur Schopenhauer
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
 
- Mia Hamm
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
 
- Yeats, The Second Coming
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2013-04-22