With understanding comes a sense of loss.
Without great solitude no serious work is possible.
The future has many names. For the weak, it’s unattainable. For the fearful, it’s unknown. For the bold, it’s ideal.
To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
I’m unstoppable because I decided to be.
Know everything about something and something about everything.
Do or do not. There is no try.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not bent out of shape.
Think like a man of action; act like a man of thought.
We are the people we have been waiting for.
—June Jordan, Poem for South African Women
Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Rather than love, money, faith, fame, and fairness, give me truth.
—Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild
What is everyday if not a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way?
—Texas Christian University, The Grind
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
When you complain you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
What we can imagine depends on what we know.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Today I’ll do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.
The world changes with your example, not with your opinion.
Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource.
The map is not the territory.
Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Simplicity doesn’t precede complexity. It follows it.
If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.
A designer knows she has achieved perfection when there’s nothing left to take away.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
It’s only ideas and passion what can change the world.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
When men of lofty genius are most active is when they do the least work.
—Leonardo Da Vinci
Simple things should be simple; complex things should be possible.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Nothing at all takes place in the universe in which some rule of maximum or minimum does not appear.
When tyranny is law, revolution is order.
—Pedro Albizu Campos
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
—Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Inequality is the source of all movement.
—José Luis Morales
While conclusions reached by inductive inference are only probable, those reached by deductive inference are conclusive.
Never break the silence, unless you can improve it.
—Ludwig van Beethoven
The business model behind the internet is surveillance.
CFO: “What happens if we invest in our people and they leave?” CEO: “What happens if we don’t and they stay?”
For business, you don’t need shotguns. You need lasers.
Starting a company is like throwing yourself off the cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down.
The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
There are two types of companies today. Those that have experienced a security breach, and those that don’t know it yet.
You can measure an organization by the number of lies you need to tell to be part of it.
Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.
If you have everything under control you are not going fast enough.
Programming is a good job if you want to spend all of your time at the absolute limit of your capacity to understand things.
The best ideas are common property.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
All models are wrong, but some are useful.
We are more honest with search engines than with our families.
Never let a good crisis go to waste.
—McKinsey & Company
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
It’s easier to move down hill than up hill, but the view is much better at the top.
—Henry Ward Beecher
Small things make greatness. One by one stacked up on each other.
Alan Turing told us we could make computers intelligent. Marvin Minsky told us how to do it.
Intelligence is ten million rules.
We will come up with unsupervised algorithms that will outperform every supervised algorithm; but we haven’t built them yet.
We only comprehend those questions we can answer.
To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.