What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights us is so great! ... When we win it's with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. ... Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly greater beings. -- Rainer Maria Rilke, The Man Watching.
Good coders code, great reuse. -- http://www.catonmat.net
Only make new mistakes. -- Phil Dourado
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. -- Cicero
Have you ever noticed that when you sit down to write something, half the ideas that end up in it are ones you thought of while writing it? The same thing happens with software. Working to implement one idea gives you more ideas. -- Paul Graham, The other road ahead.
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years. -- John Von Neumann, circa 1949
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. ~Anonymous
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ~Albert Einstein
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. ~Mike Gafka