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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent. But if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
When you cut into the present, the future leaks out…
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction
Fall down seven times, get up eight.
In ev’ry job that must be doneThere is an element of funYou find the fun, and snap!The job’s a game!
He not busy being born is busy dying.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
The more users’ expectations prove right, the more they will feel in control of the system and the more they will like it.
Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.
Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in his craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience – twenty times. And never resent the advantage of experience your elders have. Recall that they have paid for this experience in the coin of life and have emptied a purse that cannot be refilled.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Perfection in war lies in so sapping your opponents will that he surrenders without fighting.
We prefer your extinction to the loss of our job.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered ‘useless,’ will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, for want of a horse the knight was lost, for want of a knight the battle was lost. So it was a kingdom was lost – all for want of a nail.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm
Dance like nobody’s watching, sing like nobody’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like it’s heaven on earth.
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
Trifles make perfection but perfection is not a trifle
Justice is not only how we punish those who do us wrong, but also how we save them.
If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.
Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I have forgotten this before.
While we cannot guarantee that we shall one day be first, we can guarantee that any failure to make this effort will make us last.
The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.
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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
What we fight with is so small, and when we win it makes us small. What we want is to be defeated, decisively, by successively greater and greater things.
Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is over. If you’re still alive, it isn’t
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
The roots of knowledge are bitter but its fruits are sweet.
You have to lose your mind in order to regain your senses.
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.
Whatever you put in your head and you stomach, no one can take away from you.
Design: holding conflicting ideas in your head without difficulty
When a VC offers you a term sheet, ask how many of their last 10 term sheets resulted in a deal.
In wildness is the preservation of the world
Is this, of all the things we could make, the thing people will pay the most for?
Pareto’s Principle: you generally spend 80% of your time on 20% of the project.
Misunderstanding breeds distrust.
Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither and will lose both.
No one is born a D’Anconia. They must earn it.
The warrior acts, the fool reacts.
Make the right things easy and the wrong things hard to do.
Easy things should be easy and hard things should be possible
Don’t Cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened