However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. -- Winston Churchill
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.
Ce n’est que par les beaux sentiments qu’on parvient à la fortune ! -- Charles Baudelaire, Conseils aux jeunes littérateurs.
C++ is like teenage sex: Everybody is talking about it all the time, only few are really doing it. -- unknown
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
It(mastering)’s knowing what you are doing. -- Joesgoals.com
No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.~ Anonymous
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein