I stumble upon wise quotes frequently. And at the correct moment, they are especially meaningful and worth remembering. Here are some that are imprinted in my mind, ordered from the most recent:
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best
Don’t spend too long examining every rock. If it’s really a diamond you’ll know.
Laplace on God: “I had no need of that hypothesis”
Lagrange’s reply to Laplace “Ah, it is a fine hypothesis; it explains many things.”
If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likable person.
Today’s right answer will be wrong tomorrow.
Complaining helps in raising awareness.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Sometimes interesting opportunities arrive dressed as a huge pain in the ass.
I don’t know the key to success. But I know the key to failure is to satisfy everyone.
It is harder to earn the first $100,000 than the next $5 million.
First posted: 2008-07-19
Last posted: 2012-05-10
Quotes count: 12