Personal Collection of Quotes

 

  • The more time you spend on reporting what you're doing, the less time you have to do useful work. Stability is achieved when you spend all your time reporting on the nothing you are doing. -- Cohn's Law  

  • Dissertations are never finished, they are abandoned. -- Fred Brooks  

  • Present to inform, not to impress. If you inform, you will impress. -- Fred Brooks  

  • Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. -- Henry Van Dyke  

  • Programming is legitimate and necessary academic endeavour. -- Donald E. Knuth  

  • One of the most important lessons, perhaps, is the fact that SOFTWARE IS HARD. During the past decade I was suprised to learn that writing of programs for TeX and Metafont proved to be much more difficult than all the other things I had done (like proving theorems or writing books). -- Donald E. Knuth  

  • It's not the school, the curriculum, or the teacher, but motivation that is the single most important ingredient in learning. -- Ivan E. Sutherland  

  • I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious. -- Albert Einstein  

  • First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. -- M. K. Gandhi  

  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. -- Beverly Sills  

  • The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach. -- Sophocles  

  • The benefits of knowledge can only be realized in practice. -- Swami Vivekananda  

  • Do not be troubled by your difficulties with mathematics, I can assure you mine are far greater. -- Albert Einstein  

  • Numbers rule the Universe. -- Pythagoras  

  • Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. -- Albert Camus  

  • What is research but a blind date with knowledge? -- Will Harvey  

  • Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts. -- Richard Feynman  

  • Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it. -- Lazarus Long  

  • Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. If we really want to be blessed, and make others blessed, we must go deeper. -- Swami Vivekananda  

  • You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  

  • The history of free men is never written by chance, but by choice - their choice. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower  

  • If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Sir Isaac Newton  

  • I would rather listen than talk. The more you talk the less you think. -- Suhas Patil  

  • The first rule of venture capitalism is hands-on experience. You have to get your hands dirty. -- Vinod Khosla  

  • Investors say that it takes only five minutes with a business plan to determine whether the company is worth pursuing. Make that time count. -- American City Business Journals Inc  

  • The name HAL is an amalgam of heuristic and algorithmic, the two main processes of learning. -- 2001 A Space Odyssey  

  • Freedom x Security = Constant --From a security newsgroup  

  • As long there will be people willing to take the easy way, there will also be a Microsoft that leads them to a beautifully decorated creative DEAD-END.  

  • Windows 95 is a 32-bit shell for a 16-bit extension to an 8-bit operating system designed for a 4-bit microprocessor by a 2-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.  

  • Unix _IS_ userfriendly. It's just selective about who it's friends are.  

  • The essence of all advanced knowledge is simplicity. -- Anonymous.  

  • The best antidote to sorrow is work. --A. C. Doyle  

  • It is easier to optimize a functionally correct design than it is to functionally correct an optimized design.  

  • There is an old saying that if a million monkeys typed on a million keyboards for a million years, eventually all the works of Shakespeare would be produced. Now, thanks to Usenet, we know this is not true.
 
 
 

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