Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait.
There is no new news; just old news happening to new people.
Fate will inevitably catch up with those who run away from it. - Jadesoturi
Once more the drama begins. - Emperor Paul Muad'dib, Dune Messiah
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. - Dune
Once men turned their thinking over to machines in hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them. - Dune
Student: I want happiness.
Teacher: Remove I - that is ego. Remove want - that is desire. Now, you are left only with happiness.
If I speak about the true nature of things, holding nothing back and nothing sacred, will you find it terrible? - The T'ai Kung
In seeking, Know. In knowing, Strike! In striking, strike well. In striking well, accomplish all things! - Shaolin adage
The smallest of streams, left unchecked, soon become raging rivers, the faintest of flames, a raging fire! The easily bent sapling requires a great axe when fully grown. - The T'ai Kung
I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter. - Mike Watters
As the software does more of the thinking, the user does less.
It's not a mistake. They don't make mistakes. They don't do random. There's always an objective. Always a target. - Bourne Supremacy
I complained that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
Only a very weak idea demands it must be protected from any criticism.
Morbidly obese is the new husky.
Don't let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.
The best things in life are not things.
Evil prevails when good people fail to act.
The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.
Revenge is a poison meant for others, which we end up swallowing ourselves.
Your heart is free - just have the courage to follow it.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Try looking into that place where you dare not look. You'll find me there, staring out at you. - Dune
If I even feel somebody behind me, there is no measure to how fast and how hard I will bring this fight to your doorstep. I'm on my own side now. - The Bourne Identity
Those that cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
If you keep doing what you've always been doing, you'll keep getting what you've always been getting.
The more you look, the more you see. The truth shall set you free.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. - Jan L.A. Van De Snepscheut
Live well. It is the greatest revenge. The Talmud
Words can never express what words can never express.
In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. - W.B. Prescott
Where'd all the good people go?
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long. - Richard Bach
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. - Richard Bach
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. - Richard Bach
You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. - Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. - Alan Kay
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized. - Sun Tzu
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood. - Patton
Do more than is required of you. - Patton
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. - Patton
If you are the smartest one in the room, then you are in the wrong room.
You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him. - Patton
While the ways of war are extraordinary, all the weapons of war are found in the ordinary. While men sometimes sleep, chickens and dogs warn of an enemy's approach. - The T'ai Kung
Both unorthodox tactics and orthodox tactics spring the limitless mind. The greatest of affairs should not be discussed, the movement of troops not spoken about. Those who speak do not know. Those who know do not speak. - The T'ai Kung
A man must know his destiny.. if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder.. if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it. - Patton
Living healthy is dying slowly.
Do not speak - unless it improves on silence.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
Your Treasure House is in yourself, it contains all you need.
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Teachers open the door. You enter alone.
He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.
The path of the enlightened one leaves no track. It is like the path of birds in the sky.
Before enlightenment: Chop wood, carry water. After enlightment: Chop wood, carry water.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
Student says I am very discouraged. What should I do? Master says, encourage others.
A flower falls even though we love it and a weed grows even though we do not love it.
Water and words... Easy to pour impossible to recover.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
At birth, we come. At death we go. Bearing nothing.
No road to happiness or sorrow. Find them in yourself.
Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.
A jug fills drop by drop.
My religion is to live and die without regret. - Milarepa
The large print giveth, and the fine print taketh away.
The tighter you squeeze the less you have.
The ways to the One are as many as the lives of men.
To do a certain kind of thing, you have to be a certain kind of person.
When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear.
When you reach the top, keep climbing.
If the problem has a solution, worrying is pointless, in the end the problem will be solved. If the problem has no solution, there is no reason to worry, because it can't be solved.
All know the Way, but few actually walk it. - Bodhidharma
Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride. - Sutta Nipata
Conquer the angry man by love. Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness. Conquer the miser with generosity. Conquer the liar with truth. - Dhammapada
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. - H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A big tree attracts the axe.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Actions speak louder than words.
All good things must come to an end.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Before criticizing a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Everything with time.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Fortune favors the brave.
Good fences make good neighbors.
Idle hands are the devil's playthings.
If you can't be good, be careful.
If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
If you want a thing done right, do it yourself.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Life's battle don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Many hands make light work.
Many a true word is spoken in jest
Measure twice, cut once.
Misery loves company.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Nothing to be feared in life, but understood.
Once bitten, twice shy
Pride comes before a fall.
Slow and steady wins the race.
The end justifies the means.
The only free cheese is in the mouse trap.
vino veritas... in wine, there is truth
All is learning and all is forgiven.
Behind the tears, mourning has silent work to do: It binds up the torn places where love was and gives them a chance to heal.
Mourning teaches us how to accept the end of love and helps us start the process of feeling whole again.
Grief might be thought of as the growing pain of human development.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
When you need me, but do not want me, then I will stay. When you want me, but do not need me, then I have to go. - Nanny McPhee
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - Patton
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even. -Ann Landers
If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.
Don't pay interest on anything that loses value.
If you need more money, then go out and make more money.
Own your own business -- including the building it's in.
He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other - take it that such a one has attained Perfection. Bhagavad-Gita
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness. Kahlil Gibran
We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward. ~Everett M?mor
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.
Do not be afraid to go out on a limb. That is where the fruit is.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Somebody is always doing what somebody else said couldn't be done.
They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But ... I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... me. - Batman Begins
Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
Up is the direction away from the center of gravity of a celestial object.
The infinite possibilities each day holds should stagger the mind. The sheer number of experiences I could have is uncountable, breathtaking, and I'm sitting here refreshing my Inbox. We live trapped in loops. Reliving a few days over and over, and we envision only a handful of paths laid out ahead of us. We see the same things each day, we respond the same way, we think the same thoughts, each day a slight variation on the last. Every moment smoothly following the gentle curves of societal norms. We act like if we just get through today, tomorrow our dreams will come back to us. And no, I don't have all the answers. I don't know how to jolt myself into seeing what each moment could become. But I do know one thing: The solution doesn't involve watering down my every little idea and creative impulse for the sake of some day easing my fit into a mold. It doesn't involve tempering my life to better fit someone's expectations. It doesn't involve constantly holding back for fear of shaking things up. -xkcd.com
Sometimes in order to not fall apart, you have to let go of what keeps you together.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. -Kahlil Gibran
Choose your thoughts carefully.
Thoughts become actions.
Action becomes habit.
Habits become character. - Ed Foreman
Worry is the misuse of the imagination. - Ed Foreman
People tell me I'm condescending. Condescending means I talk down to people.
To get to the other side. Why did the tachyon cross the road?
Who's there? To
To who? To whom!
What happens in the event horizon stays in the event horizon.
The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it. Teaching may look like administering a dose, but even a dose must be worked on by the body if it is to cure. Each individual must cure his or her own ignorance.
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before, Bokonon tells us. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way. - Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), Cat's Cradle
If you can do no good, at least do no harm. - Kurt Vonnegut(1922-2007)
Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. - E. Berard
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. - Rene Descartes (1596-1650), Discours de la Methode
Tough times don't last. Tough people do.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. - Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')
The game of life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves. -Eda LeShan
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. - Alan Ashley-Pitt
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. - Mother Teresa
You will never amount to much. - Munich Schoolmaster, to Albert Einstein, age 10
When two hearts race, both win.
A sharp mind can cut. - Walt Powell
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. - Paul Erdos (1913-1996)
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
It's easy to consider yourself an investor in good times, but it's the down markets that separate the real investors from the speculators. - The Mole
Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. - Warren Buffett
If I may lend a machete to your intellectual thicket. - Pirates of the Caribbean, At World's End
I think that this is the first time I am meeting most of you. But to me, whether it is an old friend or new friend, there's not much difference anyway, because I always believe we are the same; we are all human beings. Of course, there may be differences in our cultural background or way of life, there may be differences in our faith, or we may be of a different color, but we are human beings, consisting of the human body and the human mind. Our physical structure is the same, and our mind and our emotional nature are also the same. Whenever I meet people, I always have the feeling that I am encountering another human being, just like myself. I find it is much easier to communicate with others on that level. If we emphasize specific characteristics, like I am Tibetan or I am Buddhist, then there are differences. But those things are secondary. If we can leave the differences aside, I think we can easily communicate, exchange ideas, and share experiences. - Dalai Lama
genuine compassion is based on the rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to be happy and overcome suffering, just like myself. And, just like myself, they have the natural right to fulfill this fundamental aspiration. On the basis of the recognition of these equality and commonality, you develop a sense of affinity and closeness with others. - Dalai Lama
There exists no intransigent opposites except in the beliefs of men. Anyone can rip aside the veil of Time. - Dune
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. - Dune
And the price we paid was the price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life - we went soft, we lost our edge. - Dune
Within the body there are billions of different particles. Similarly, there are many different thoughts and a variety of states of mind. It is wise to take a close look into the world of your mind and to make the distinction between beneficial and harmful states of mind. Once you can recognize the value of good states of mind, you can increase or foster them. - Dalai Lama
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. - Dalai Lama
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. - John Dryden
Not heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. - Dryden
She feared no danger, for she knew no sin. - Dryden, 1687
knowledge is the gift where the more you give away, the more you get
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. - C Coolidge
Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
The average person thinks he isn't. - Father Larry Lorenzoni
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Modern American: a person who drives a bank-financed car over a bond-financed highway on credit card gas to open a charge account at a department store so he can fill his bank-financed home with installment-purchased furniture.
Everything that can be invented has been invented. - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little. - Venerable Cheng Yen
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca (5 BC - 65)
Remember that lost time does not return. Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)
There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that can read binary and those that cannot.
Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box. Italian Proverb
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. Chinese Proverb
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. Terence
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), The Road Not Taken
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)
Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. Charlotte P Gilman
No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. Edmund Burke
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. Brendan Gill
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth. Proverbs 13.7
Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall. Proverbs 16.18
Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones. Proverbs 28.13
Time is an excellent teacher; but eventually it kills all the students.
Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.
If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as lines produced but as lines spent.
Simplicity is the soul of efficiency. - A. Freeman (in The Eye of Osiris)
There is a race between the increasing complexity of the systems we build and our ability to develop intellectual tools for understanding their complexity. If the race is won by our tools, then systems will eventually become easier to use and more reliable. If not, they will continue to become harder to use and less reliable for all but a relatively small set of common tasks. Given how hard thinking is, if those intellectual tools are to succeed, they will have to substitute calculation for thought. - L. Lamport
Another effective [debugging] technique is to explain your code to someone else. This will often cause you to explain the bug to yourself. Sometimes it takes no more than a few sentences, followed by an embarrassed Never mind, I see what's wrong. Sorry to bother you. This works remarkably well; you can even use non-programmers as listeners. One university computer center kept a teddy bear near the help desk. Students with mysterious bugs were required to explain them to the bear before they could speak to a human counselor. - B. Kernighan & D. Pike (in The Practice of Programming pp. 123)
Chance favors the prepared mind. - L. Pasteur
The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas. - L. Pauling
It's easy to cry bug when the truth is that you've got a complex system and sometimes it takes a while to get all the components to co-exist peacefully. - D. Vargas
The computer programmer ... is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver ... universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. Moreover ... systems so formulated and elaborated act out their programmed scripts. They compliantly obey their laws and vividly exhibit their obedient behavior. No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or a field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops. - J. Weizenbaum (Computer Power and Human Reason, page 115)
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. - L. Wittgenstein
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity. - E. C. Zeeman
'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, says the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door
I tell you this, and I tell you plain: What you have done, you will do again.
that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
Was learning cursive really necessary?
Map websites need to start their directions on number 4. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
Bad decisions make good stories.
Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I do not want to restart my collection again.
I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. It could be a right number.
I have made millions, but they have brought me no happiness. - John D. Rockefeller
If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a $30-a-week librarian. - Andrew Carnegie
I was happier when doing a mechanic's job. - Henry Ford
There is always the question. You wonder if people like you - or the inevitable disturbing question: 'Are they after something?' - Mary Lea Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Bill Gates
Times fun when you're having flies - Kermit the Frog
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -Gandhi
The sinking of the titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the kitchen
Pi is an infinite, nonrepeating decimal - meaning that every possible number combination exists somewhere in Pi. Converted into ASCII text, somewhere in that infinite string of digits is the name of every person you will ever love, the date, time, and manner of your death, and the answers to all the great questions of the universe.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. - H.P. Lovecraft
I have one power. I never give up.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Camus
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
Be humble - you are made of earth. Be noble - you are made of stars.
Master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.
Yesterday, I was clever and wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise and want to change myself.
During your last day on earth, the person you have become will meet the person you could have become.
They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds.
X88B88 looks like the word voodoo reflecting off of itself.
Fact: Mars is populated entirely by robots.
"Go to bed, you'll feel better in the morning" is the human version of "Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?"
We will never hear about the truly perfect crime.
If job ad says "must be fluent in XX language", why don't they post the entire ad in xx language? That way, only genuinely fluent people could apply?
The i is the center of the word "hurricane".
Books replaced tablets over a thousand years ago.
A car with 25,000 miles on the odometor is considered low mileage. 24,901 miles is the circumference of the earth. A low mileage car has "travelled around the world".
When you want to make sure a piece of paper doesn't get folded, you put it in something called a folder.
Someone who watched The Ring probably did die seven days later.
Cars should have "sorry" lights you can activate when you do something stupid.
Every person sees the world in a unique way. When someone dies it is, in a way, the death of an entire world.
Unless you're a celebrity, Twitter is like talking to yourself in a crowded room.
High school is like a free trial on education. Once graduated and you want to continue, pay $50,000.
I wonder how many times 'It's not rocket science' has been used as a joke at NASA.
I can transfer data from my brain to someone else's brain by opening my mouth and pushing air in their direction.
What's up? Up is the direction away from the center of gravity of a celestial body.
What if AI built to defeat the Turing test fails on purpose so we don't know how smart it really is?
"Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute" - Edgar Allan Poe
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. -Stephen McCranie
"Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
"Only the dead have seen the end of war" -Plato
Confidence is quiet. Insecurities are loud.
"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." -Nietzsche
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. -Benjamin Franklin
"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another." - J. Robert Oppenheimer describing the reactions to the first atomic bomb test.
"Beware the fury of a patient man" - John Dryden
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." Antoine de Saint-Exup-ry
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception. - Carl Sagan
One day, your parents picked you up, sat you down, and never picked you up again.
"Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot." - Carl Sagan
It takes a lifetime to learn how to live.
When the axe came into the woods, many of the trees said, "At least the handle is one of us".
"We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
- Konstantin Jirecek
Throw me to the wolves and I'll return leading the pack.
Demons run when a good man goes to war
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. It is true. It is called Life.
Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.
The only one who sees the whole picture is the one who steps out of the frame.
Today is what happened to yesterday.
Do not push on the door of understanding. It opens inward.
Lives remaining: 0
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow.
There is no cloud. It is just someone else's computer.
Movies will always break monetary records because of inflation. They should be rated on how many tickets were sold versus how much money was made.
The next "60s" are closer than the last "60s".
Discipline is the choice between what you want now and what you want most
"Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach."
Excerpt From: Machiavelli, Niccolo. "The Prince."
Quesadillas are Mexican grilled cheese sandwiches.
The phrase "let's keep in touch" is usually one of the last things people say to each other
Somebody should invent a smartphone that takes horizontal video even if you hold the phone up vertically.
If we are living in a simulation, maybe UFOs are our creators cursor darting around
I wonder how long after finding alien life we will begin to wonder how they taste.
I'm a brain thinking about a brain thinking about a brain. And now, you are a brain thinking about a brain thinking about a brain thinking about a brain.
1. It is necessary for me to be extremely frugal for some time, till I have paid what I owe.
2. To endeavor to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action - the most amiable excellence in a rational being.
3. To apply myself industriously to whatever business I take in hand, and not divert my mind from my business by any foolish project of suddenly growing rich; for industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.
4. I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever.
- Benjamin Franklin's Plan for Future Conduct, 1726
Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native luster about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted. -Benjamin Franklin
If two persons equal in judgement play for a considerable sum, he that loves money most shall lose; his anxiety for the success of the game confounds him. - Benjamin Franklin
To decide whether or not he should take money for work that violated his principles, Benjamin Franklin performed a test: "To determine whether I should publish it or not, I went home in the evening, purchased a twopenny loaf at the baker's, and with the water from the pump made my supper; I then wrapped myself up in my great-coat, and laid down on the floor and slept till morning, when, on another loaf and a mug of water, I made my breakfast. From this regimen I feel no inconvenience whatever. Finding I can live in this manner, I formed a determination never to prostitute my press to the purposes of corruption and abuse of this kind for the sake of gaining a more comfortable subsistence."
Bandwagon? No thanks, I'll walk.
Franklin was the perfect person to turn electricity from a parlor trick into a science. That task demanded not a mathematical or theoretical scholar, but instead a clever and ingenious person who had the curiosity to perform practical experiments, plus enough mechanical talent and time to tinker with a lot of contraptions. - Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin An American Life, Page 134
Let the experiment be made. - Benjamin Franklin
Learn all that is learnable.
This attitude, and his lack of grounding in theoretical math and physics, is why Franklin, ingenious as he was, was no Galileo or Newton. He was a practical experimenter more than a systematic theorist. .. Franklin's scientific work was distinguished less for its abstract theoretical sophistication than for its focus on finding out facts and putting them to use. - Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin An American Life, Page 144
At the working man's house, hunger looks in but dares not enter.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
According to chemistry, alcohol is a solution.
Industry and constant employment are great preservatives of morals and virtue. - B. Franklin, Printer
it is now discovered and demonstrated, both here and in Europe, that the Electrical Fire is a real Element, or Species of Matter, not created by the Friction, but collected only.
—Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Cadwallader Colden, 5 June 1747
In 1747, Benjamin Franklin discovered the principle of electrical charge conservation - an electric charge can not be created or destroyed, only collected. In 1750, Benjamin Franklin published an experiment proposal to prove lightning is electricity and collected electricity in a group of Leyden jars that he described as "a battery".
The electron was not discovered until almost 150 years later (in 1897)!
"in our quest to be tolerant of everything, we’ve become intolerant to everything" - Maine teacher forced to say goodbye to pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree in classroom
That which cannot be cured must be endured
Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence. -Marciniak
Never compare your weaknesses to other people's strengths.
Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world.
If you risk nothing, you risk everything.
Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you.
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success. — Thomas J. Watson
I do not wear a watch. Time is not measured by clocks but by moments.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn
Dreaming is a form of planning.
There is one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the whole world is telling you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the world No. You move.
I am what I want to be when I grow up.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
If you want to achieve greatness, do not ask for permission.
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." --Eleanor Roosevelt
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." -- Brinkley
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." --Albert Einstein
"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." --Bobak
"It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see."
"People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy." --Robbins
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." --Ryu
Life is about making an impact, not making an income. Kruse
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Hill
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it: I never saved anything for the swim back. -Gattaca movie
For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home. -Gattaca movie
You are the authority on what is not possible, aren't you? They've got you looking for any flaw, that after a while that's all you see. For what it's worth, I'm here to tell you that it is possible. -Gattaca movie
I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when I was standing right beside it. -Gattaca movie
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in airing an opinion. Proverbs 18.2
Deep waters, such are human words: a gushing stream, the utterance of wisdom. Proverbs 18.4
Listen to advice, accept correction, to be the wiser in the time to come. Proverbs 19.20
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer. Proverbs 9-11
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10-8
The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land. From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced. Proverbs 10.30
As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26.11
As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27.19
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse. Proverbs 28.6
By their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:16
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
What if rocks are actually soft but just tense up when we touch them?
Kids are going to start assuming that the phrase "twiddling your thumbs" means messing around on your phone.
Has a wealthy mobster ever hired two hit men to kill each other?
Meteorologists and astronomers should be called research skyentists.
Asking for forgiveness is probably the most important part of an apology. It's the part that actually acknowledges fault and seeks reconciliation.
Does a raspberry pi cost less than a raspberry pie?
Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you do not have strength.
Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.
The older I get, the earlier late gets.
2015: The year Mark Hamill came back as the Trickster, the Joker, and Luke Skywalker
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Be careful what you let into you mind. All the water in the world cannot sink a ship if it cannot get inside of it.
The mind is never blank. If it were, how would you know?
You can learn a lot from losers. Find out what they do and don't do it. Find out what they read and don't read it.
There is not a single person reading this that has a contract guaranteeing they will be around tomorrow.
If you have an issue you have two options: Change yourself or change the situation.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -Mencken
Fear nothing. You are a ghost driving a meat coated skeleton made from stardust riding a rock flying through space.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.- Goethe
You have to learn the rules of the game. Then you have to play better than anyone else.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Ford
When using social media in public, it becomes anti-social media.
I have never seen a new Waffle House.
I have never been to China, yet almost everything in my house has.
Clocks are just highly simplistic MPH gauges for the earth
When passion converges with profession, you are unstoppable.
Rick: You'll excuse me, gentlemen. Your business is politics, mine is running a saloon. - Casablanca
Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up. - Batman Begins
You're not the devil. You're practice. - Batman Begins
Peace has cost you your strength, Victory has defeated you - The Dark Knight Rises
Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated... but we are initiated, aren't we Bruce? - The Dark Knight Rises
You think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding! The shadows betray you, because they belong to me! - The Dark Knight Rises
Drone Spec: What kind of weapon system is this guy operating?
Mandy: He's probably got a rifle. - Bourne Legacy
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Roosevelt
Up, up the long delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew; and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. - Magee
Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
"Though you forget the way to the Temple,
There is one who remembers the way to your door:
Life you may evade, but Death you shall not.
You shall not deny the Stranger." T.S. Eliot, The Rock
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. - Bodhi
An ounce of precise is worth a pound of obscure.
Why use a small word when a diminutive one will do.
be nice until it's time to not be nice. - Dalton
"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it." GB Shaw
There's no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that's that. I am not talented, I am obsessed. - Conor McGregor
If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Your future self is watching you right now through your memories.
What we do in life echoes in eternity. - Maximus
The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end. - Maximus
Either there has always been something, or at some point there was nothing. Both of these scenarios are unfathomable and seem impossible, but clearly at least one of them isn't. How do you explain that?
The universe is either finite or infinite. Both are equally terrifying.
How do you know that your memories are true?
Queue is just the Letter followed by 4 silent letters
Do crabs think fish can fly?
Is not saying something is indescribable a way of describing it?
If Jimmy cracked corn and nobody cared, why is there a song about it?
Could God microwave a burrito so hot that he himself could not eat it?
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
It's like he's trying to communicate with us.
A scientist studying the atom is a collection of atoms trying to understand itself.
Neurology is the brain trying to comprehend itself.
To secure peace is to prepare for war. - Carl von Clausewitz
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. - von Clausewitz
Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat the enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: War is such a dangerous business that mistakes that come from kindness are the very worst. - von Clausewitz
Men are always more inclined to pitch their estimate of the enemy's strength too high than too low, such is human nature. - von Clausewitz
If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. - von Clausewitz
Belt loops are tiny belts for a belt.
People argue with me more in my head than they do in real life.
A person age 60 has been alive during 25% of the history of the USA.
"According to a new study" is the adult version of "my parents said"
One million seconds is 11 days. One billion seconds is 31 years.
If you were able to see the earth from 65 million light years away, you would see dinosaurs.
You are not stuck in traffic. You are the traffic.
Mammoths walked the earth when the Great Pyramids were being built.
The oldest person in the world was born with a completely different set of humans.
The Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish (aka the immortal jellyfish) can revert to an earlier stage in its development cycle in order to cheat death.
There are more bacterial cells in your body than human cells.
Outer space is a one hour drive away - if your car could drive straight up.
You will see people every day that you will never see again.
Attributes requiring no talent:
1. Being on time
2. Work ethic
4. Body Language
8. Being coachable
9. Doing extra
10. Being Prepared
May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.
Hire character. Train skill.
Like an infected tooth or an unsteady foot is dependence on a faithless man in time of trouble.
Get up, dress up, show up and never give up - Rhode
Don't downgrade your dream to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.
Be a voice, not an echo.
A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.
Fear is a disease. Hope is the cure.
When you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
What would happen if you released a gorilla in a gorilla suit?
The voices may not be real, but they have some pretty good ideas.
United we are rock. Divided we are sand.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Talk is cheap until you hire a lawyer to do it for you.
If we quit voting, will they all just go away?
The tongue weighs almost nothing, yet so few people can hold it.
The enemy attacks on two occasions - when he is ready and when you are not.
The more mistakes you make, the fewer mistakes there are left to make.
Happiness comes when your work and your words are of benefit to yourself and others. -Buddha
If I have to explain it more than twice, I may as well do it myself.
It's better to ask twice than get it wrong once.
Sometimes a moment is not valued until it has become a memory.
The world is but a canvas to our imagination - Henry David Thoreau
Don't let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.
You will either get bitter or you get better.
I will win. Not immediately, but definitely.
Everything I am not made me everything I am.
Poets, we get it. Things are like each other.
If no one ever told me about my brain, I wonder where I'd think my thoughts came from.
As a kid, I thought "stop, drop and roll" was much more important than it turned out to be.
Half of CANADA is the letter "A", eh.
Words sound more powerful with word "industrial" placed in front. Industrial steel. Industrial engineering.
If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.
People in a like-minded group tend to have more extreme and controversial views than they would if they were thinking on their own, a phenomenon called Group Polarization.
If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.
The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. -Nietzsche
They muddy the water, to make it seem deep. - Nietzsche
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King
Our security strategies have not yet caught up with the risks we are facing. The globalization that has swept away the barriers to the movement of goods, ideas and people has also swept with it barriers that confined and localized security threats. -ElBaradei
I did not hate the author of my misfortunes — truth and justice acquit me of that; I rather pitied the hard destiny to which he seemed condemned. But I thought with unspeakable loathing of those errors, in consequence of which every man is fated to be, more or less, the tyrant or the slave. I was astonished at the folly of my species, that they did not rise up as one man, and shake off chains so ignominious, and misery so insupportable. So far as related to myself, I resolved — and this resolution has never been entirely forgotten by me — to hold myself disengaged from this odious scene, and never fill the part either of the oppressor or the sufferer.
Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all. -Aristotle
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. -Douglas Adams
Christianity is perhaps as much indebted to its enemies, as to its friends, for this important service. In their indiscriminate attacks, whatever has been found to be untenable has been gradually abandoned, and I hope the attack will be continued till nothing of the wretched outworks be left; and then, I doubt not, a safe and impregnable fortress, will be sound in the center, a fortress built upon a rock, against which the gates of death will not prevail. -Joseph Priestley (discovered Oxygen)
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. -Thomas Paine
I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. -Harry Houdini