Quotes

Quotes

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"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble" -Helen Keller (Added on:2014-09-16)

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" -Anne Frank (Added on:2014-08-30)

"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it" -Robin Williams (Added on:2014-08-12)

"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each" -Plato (Added on:2014-07-22)

"I don't think there's anything like saving someone's life to bring you satisfaction and happiness" -Stephanie Kwolek (Added on:2014-06-20)

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it" -Margaret Fuller (Added on:2014-06-18)

"If you get, give. If you learn, teach" -Maya Angelou (Added on:2014-06-16)

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained" -Marie Curie (Added on:2014-06-16)

"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing" -Maria Mitchell (Added on:2014-06-16)

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done" -Marie Curie (Added on:2014-06-16)

"In considering any new subject, there is frequently a tendency, first, to overrate what we find to be already interesting or remarkable; and, secondly, by a sort of natural reaction, to undervalue the true state of the case, when we do discover that our notions have surpassed those that were really tenable" -Ada Lovelace (Added on:2014-06-16)

"The Analytical Engine weaves algebraic patterns, just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves" -Ada Lovelace (Added on:2014-06-16)

"There are a few people out there who really enjoy hacking things..." -Helen Greiner (Added on:2014-06-16)

"...programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge" -Grace Hopper (Added on:2014-06-16)

"Nothing will work unless you do" -Maya Angelou (Added on:2014-05-28)

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration" -Nikola Tesla (Added on:2014-04-08)

"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact" -Carl Sagan (Added on:2014-03-04)

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere" -Isaac Asimov (Added on:2014-02-24)

"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth" -Jules Verne (Added on:2014-02-24)

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better" -Samuel Beckett (Added on:2014-01-30)

"The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known" -Pete Seeger (Added on:2014-01-29)

"A hacker to me is someone creative who does wonderful things" -Tim Berners-Lee (Added on:2013-01-26)

"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea" -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Added on:2013-01-22)

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence" -Martin Luther King, Jr. (Added on:2013-01-20)

"Don't fight forces, use them" -R. Buckminster Fuller (Added on:2013-01-16)

"Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible" -Edwin Land (Added on:2012-10-03)

"There’s nothing like watching the sunrise to the beats of the Robot Heart" -Andrew "bunnie" Huang (Added on:2012-09-09)

"Propel, propel, propel your craft softly down liquid solution. Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is simply illusion" -Fred Rogers (Added on:2012-08-28)

"Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure" -Edsgar Dijkstra (Added on:2012-08-23)

"It is the fate of manufactured goods to slowly and gently depreciate as they get old... but it is the fate of operating systems to become free" -Neal Stephenson (Added on:2012-08-23)

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time" -Leonard Bernstein (Added on:2012-07-04)

"...the idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another." -Richard Feynman (Added on:2012-06-18)

"Any path that narrows future possibilities may become a lethal trap" -The Spacing Guild Handbook (Added on:2012-04-22)

"I think there's something strangely musical about noise" -Trent Reznor (Added on:2012-04-01)

"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well" -Rene Descartes (Added on:2012-04-01)

"The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures" -Charles Babbage (Added on:2012-04-01)

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" -Rumi (Added on:2012-03-05)

"Collaborative production is simple: no one person can take credit for what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many" -Clay Shirky (Added on:2012-03-05)

"A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever" -Shigeru Miyamoto (Added on:2012-03-02)

"I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you" -Neil deGrasse Tyson (Added on:2012-03-01)

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" -Albert Einstein (Added on:2012-02-28)

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart" -Thomas J. Watson (Added on:2012-02-28)

"Confusion and clutter are the failure of design, not the attributes of information" -Edward Tufte (Added on:2012-02-28)

"A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist" -R. Buckminster Fuller (Added on:2012-02-27)

"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete" -R. Buckminster Fuller (Added on:2012-02-26)

"You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing" -René Descartes (Added on:2012-02-26)

"Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better" -Edsger W. Dijkstra (Added on:2012-02-24)

"This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen" -Lancelot Hogben (Added on:2012-02-24)

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe" -H. G. Wells (Added on:2012-02-23)

"Art is I; science is we" -Claude Bernard (Added on:2012-02-20)

"He who receives an idea from me receives it without lessening me, as he who lights his candle at mine receives light without darkening me" -Thomas Jefferson (Added on:2012-02-20)

"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road" -Stewart Brand (Added on:2012-02-20)

"I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand" -Ada Lovelace (Added on:2012-02-18)

"People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware" -Alan Kay (Added on:2012-02-14)

"The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time" -Tom Cargill (Added on:2011-12-03)

"Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later" -Unknown (Added on:2011-10-31)

"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few" -Shunryu Suzuki (Added on:2011-10-28)

"We understand human mental processes only slightly better than a fish understands swimming" -John McCarthy (Added on:2011-10-25)

"Let us stand on each other’s shoulders, not each other’s toes" -Dennis Allison (Added on:2011-08-28)

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" -Alan Kay (Added on:2011-08-25)

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo da Vinci (Added on:2011-08-07)

"The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren't there" -Gordon Bell (Added on:2011-08-06)

"A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time" -Shigeru Miyamoto (Added on:2011-08-05)

"Perfect is the enemy of good" -Voltaire (Added on:2011-07-29)

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle" -Steve Jobs (Added on:2011-07-17)

"I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers... They use my tools" -Robert Moog (Added on:2011-07-04)

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'" -Isaac Asimov (Added on:2011-07-01)

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" -Isaac Newton (Added on:2011-06-09)

"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you" -Pablo Picasso (Added on:2011-06-09)

"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" -Dean Kamen (Added on:2011-05-18)

"If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut" -Albert Einstein (Added on:2011-05-13)

"The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from; furthermore, if you do not like any of them, you can just wait for next year's model" -Andrew S. Tanenbaum (Added on:2011-05-12)

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently" -Henry Ford (Added on:2011-05-05)

"Do well by doing good" -Benjamin Franklin (Added on:2011-05-05)

"Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure" -Edsger W. Dijkstra (Added on:2011-05-04)

"The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds" -Theo Jansen (Added on:2011-04-25)

"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do… The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do just about anything that doesn't violate too many of Newton's Laws!" -Alan Kay (Added on:2011-04-24)

"Hardware eventually fails. Software eventually works" -Michael Hartung (Added on:2011-04-24)

"Improvement makes straight roads: but the crooked roads without Improvement are roads of Genius" -William Blake (Added on:2011-04-18)

"Scientists investigate that which already is; engineers create that which has never been" -Albert Einstein (Added on:2011-04-15)

"A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering" -Freeman Dyson (Added on:2011-04-15)

"What I cannot create, I do not understand" -Richard Feynman (Added on:2011-04-15)

"You can't see it if you don't look at it" -Dan McKenna (Added on:2011-04-15)

"Calculation and reasoning, like weaving and ploughing, are work, not for human souls, but for clever combinations of iron and wood" -Mary Boole (Added on:2011-04-15)

"Premature optimization is the root of all evil" -Donald Knuth (Added on:2011-04-14)

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission" -Grace Hopper (Added on:2011-04-14)

"We are what we celebrate" -Dean Kamen (Added on:2011-04-13)

"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success" -Nikola Tesla (Added on:2011-04-13)