That is the inevitable human response. We’re reluctant to believe that great discoveries are in the air. We want to believe that great discoveries are in our heads—and to each party in the multiple the presence of the other party is invariably cause for suspicion. -- Malcolm Gladwell, Who says big ideas are rare?
A CS professor once explained recursion as follows: A child couldn't sleep, so her mother told her a story about a little frog, who couldn't sleep, so the frog's mother told her a story about a little bear, who couldn't sleep, so the bear's mother told her a story about a little weasel... who fell asleep. ...and the little bear fell asleep; ...and the little frog fell asleep; ...and the child fell asleep. -- everything2.com
The choice of the university is mostly important for the piece of paper you get at the end. The education you get depends on you. -- Andreas Zwinkau
We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It's about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
We are the sum of our behaviours; excellence therefore is not an act but a habit. -- Aristotle.
J'ai toujours préféré la folie des passions à la sagesse de l'indifférence. -- Anatole France
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato