"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
--Wayne Gretzky

"Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success."
--Thomas A. Edison

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. "
--Albert Einstein

"He conquers who endures."

"Not all those who wander are lost."
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become habits, habits become your character - and you character becomes your destiny... "
--Seen on Merete Ellekilde FB Status

"You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive."
--Van Wilder

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
--Winston Churchill

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
--Winston Churchill

"There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you."
--Winston Churchill

"The price of greatness is responsibility."
--Winston Churchill

"Never, never, never give up."
--Winston Churchill

"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it."
--Winston Churchill

"In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice. "
--Winston Churchill

"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
--Winston Churchill

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. "
--Winston Churchill

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. "
--Winston Churchill

"Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others. "
--Winston Churchill

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
--Winston Churchill

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. "
--Winston Churchill

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
--Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

"Within a couple weeks of learning Lisp I found programming in any other language unbearably constraining."
--Paul Graham

"Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot."
--Eric Raymond

"Lisp is the red pill."
--John Fraser

"Lisp is the red pill."
--John Fraser

"Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute."
--Abelson & Sussman, SICP, preface to the first edition

"This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right without question or pause
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star"
--Joe Darion (Man of La Mancha)

"Ron's first law: All extreme positions are wrong."
--Ron Garret

"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg."
--Bjarne Stroustrup

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
--Thomas Jefferson

"The most vexing aspect of one's own idiocy is that it does not yield readily to introspection."
--Ron Garret

"That's not just a bad idea. that's bad thinking."
--Jay Walker to Sih

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
--Thomas A. Edison - Seen on Tanvi Patel's Status

"We define our destinies as we define our reality. We are the world we live in. Our generation will be known in history for the Internet, thriving sciences, dominance of the world, and other epic achievements. It is up to us, if our generation would be known for its people."
--Vadim Nebuchin

"A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen."
--Paul Graham

"I suppose I should learn Lisp, but it seems so foreign."
--Paul Graham

"The best writing is rewriting."
--E. B. White

"A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst."
--Seen on Paul Buchheit's Facebook Quotes

"Giles: You mean life?
Buffy: Yeah. Does it get easy?
Giles: What do you want me to say?
Buffy: Lie to me.
Giles: Yes, it's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.
Buffy: Liar."
--Seen on Ruth Hoffman's profile

"We all have a destiny, we'll fulfill it one step at a time. Are you following your heart? Are you living to your full potential? Think about it!"
--Steve Morin

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
--Calvin Coolidge - On Wall of "Lonnie Johnson" Office, Under the heading PRESS ON

"There are no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness."
--Dalai Lama

"Following the sun we left the old world."
--Inscription on one of Columbus

"Power is a drug of it's own."
--Steve Morin

"If you love something set it free, if it comes back to you it's yours forever, if it doesn't it was never yours to begin with."
--Based on poem

"If you keep some one close to your heart you will never lose them."

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

"Nothing usually works the way it's supposed to unless it's tv"
--Steve Morin

"The job involves making nuclear weapons out of baby seals."

"None of us is as smart as all of us..."
--Japanese proverb

"Rowling is the richest woman in Britain -- wealthier than even the queen -- with a fortune estimated by Forbes magazine last year at more than $1 billion."
--Just a lone programmer in the world

"God Bless their little cotton socks"
--Fern Dimeo

"The best ship is one with out a sail"
--Random Quotes

"Treat every stranger as your best friend, because the next person you meet might be."
--Steve Morin

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."
--Albert Einstein

"The most Beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
--Albert Einstein

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them."
--Albert Einstein

"Imaginations is more important than knowledge, knowledge is limited imagination encircles the world"
--Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocremined"
--Albert Einstein

"At a bookstore the other day, I saw a book entitled, "Sex for Dummies."
Why would someone want to teach dumb people how to reproduce? Aren't there enough of them now???"

"It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish."
--J. R. R. Tolkien

"A friend in the market is better than money in the purse"
--Fortune Cookie

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
--Alexander Hamilton

"I see no reason why this can't be done."
--Manager to Engineer

"Prophylactic, I don't know what that means in Russian"

"Every mishap, mistake, surprise and adventure are gifts because life is nothing if it's not memorable."
--Steve Morin

"I don't agree with your premise, (then moving on)"
--Jay Walker

"I don't understand what you just said so I am going to pretend you said nothing"
--Paul Signorelli

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
--Albert Einstein

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
--Henry Ford

"Let him who would move the world, first move himself."

"Lisp is the red pill."
--John Fraser

"...one person in this group who is chronically underestimated is me."

"In life you might not get to where you are headed but you'll alway end up where your heart is."
--Steve Morin

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
--Martin Luther King

"There is no knowledge that is not power."

"A startup founder asked me for advice, I told him cut features, cut more features and then simply."
--Steve Morin

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
--Margaret Thatcher

"There comes a time in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. So don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future"
--Adam Lindsay Gordon

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
--William Shakespeare

"I got
Hiro Nakamura.
you are a curious boy that is always happy

I wanted to be
Peter Petrelli. - you are a boy that is always trying to save the world

"Speculation the means to wealth for the American Masters of enterprise, if you want to be rich that's the first thing you should know"
--Steve Morin

"I believe that the power to make money is a gift from God."
--John D. Rockefeller (this one's a little weird)

"Take this ring, Master, for your labours will be heavy; but it will support you in the weariness that you have taken upon yourself. For this is the Ring of Fire, and with it you may rekindle hearts in a world that grows chill."
--Cirdan the Shipwright

"Lighting a fire in the hearts of men, nothing can be more challenging."
--Steve Morin

"If you going to give 99% go home.
I dedicated my life to giving 100%.
I am never going to stop giving 100% to be good enough for you."
--Will Smith

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
--Henry Ford

"Let him who would move the world, first move himself."