Quotes

Once in a while I stumble upon some good quotes. Figured I might as well collect some of them here, rather than spread out in various text files and twitter/facebook messages…

Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suite ourselves.
– Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill

Dig your well before you’re thirsty.

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do.
– Bertrand Russell

The less you do, the more of it you can do.
– @shanselman

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
– Epicurus

When I hear the words ‘heavy metal’, I think 40 tons of piped tin.

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
– Vince Lombardi

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
– Will Rogers

We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
– Michel de Montaigne

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
– Confucius

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

The biggest mistake one can make in life, is to always be afraid of making one.
– Elbert Hubbard

People who have more birthdays live longer.

Fun

Energizer Bunny arrested, charged with battery.

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent

Tech and stuff

Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

The first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
– Brian Kernighan

Blogging: Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.

I am convinced the only reason people are still using Emacs is nobody can remember how to exit out of it.
– @ckindel

Faith

If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.

God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

God may not need my intelligence. But he certainly does not need my ignorance…

Jesus didn’t come to help me discover who I really am, He came to tell me who He knew I really was and to do something about it.

Satan cannot read our thoughts, but he can see our actions, hear our words; and from his long knowledge of the human family, he can shape his temptations to take advantage of our weak points of character.
– Ellen G. White, MYP 328.1

  • walter

    great quotes!
    thanks for sharing.