These are some quotes I gathered from the net. Some are funny, some are useful, and the others I just like them!


“How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'.” Martin Luther

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Chirchill

Geek's quotes

If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0 

I'm not anti-social; I'm just not user friendly 

The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it's twice as big as it needs to be. 

My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.  

Concept: On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape button.

You know it's love when you memorize her IP number to skip DNS overhead. 

Never make fun of the geeks, one day they will be your boss. 

A thousand words are worth a picture, and they load a heck of a lot faster. 

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. 


Alert! User Error. Please replace user and press any key to continue. 

Hey, it compiles! Ship it!

As a development process, chaos does not scale well.

Albert Einstein

"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."

"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong."

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. "

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

 "Imagination is more important than knowledge."


"When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped."
                             - Marcel Achard

"Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
                              - Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

"If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it."
                              - Anonymous

"No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare."

"The only place where success comes before work is the dictionary"
                              - Anonymous

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
                               -G. W. F. Hegel


Thomas A. Edison(1847-1931)

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk

Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.


Isaac Asimov

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one.
If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that
 heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!)
 but 'That's funny ...'

"A place for everything and everything in its place."
--Mrs. Beeton

"Don't agonize. Organize."
--Florynce Kennedy

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

"Good order is the foundation of all things."
--Edmund Burke

"The enemy of the best is often the good."
--Stephen R. Covey

"I think it's more important to be fit so that you can be healthy and enjoy
activities than it is to have a good body."
--Rachel Blanchard

"Everyone is a house with four rooms:  physical, mental, emotional, and
spiritual.  Unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it
aired, we are not a complete person."
--Rumer Godden, Writer

"A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as
you walk the tightrope of life."
--William Arthur Ward

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks
outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
             Carl Jung

 The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must
be felt with the heart.
            Helen Keller

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
             H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
             Beverly Sills

The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.
             Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

Who is 'General Failure' and why on earth is he reading 'drive c:\'?

Unix is a very user-friendly system. It's just picky about who it's friendly with

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where train stops. On my desk, I have a work...station...

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

Since light travels faster than sound, isn't that why people appear bright until you hear them speak?

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

Any clod can have the facts, but having opinion is an art
                          Charles McCabe

I keep six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names are: WHAT, WHY, WHEN, HOW, WHERE and WHO.
                         Rudyard Kipling

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
                         Chinese proverb

Speed Quality and Price, pick any two.
                         James M. Wallace

That which is monitored improves.

Measurements are not to provide numbers but insights.
                         Ingrid Bucher

It is not what you say but how you say it.

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
                        Truman's law

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
                        Charles Buxton

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine
                         Mike Murdock

It takes time to save time.
                          Joe Taylor

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life...Time is the only wealth we're given.
                          Barbara Sher

Continuing to cling to the patterns you know inhibits your ability to discover what you don't know.
                          Eric Allenbaugh


The following quotes are collected by  Dr. Gabriel Robins  "Walter N. Munster Associate Professor of Computer Science , univ. or Virginia"
his page   )

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
      Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

His ignorance is encyclopedic
   Abba Eban (1915-)

If a man does his best, what else is there?
     General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
      Emile Zola (1840-1902)

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
     Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
    Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
      Paul Erdos

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
    Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-beef breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the cow was 'committed'."

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
   Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
   James Branch Cabell

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
  Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
    Antoine de Saint Exupery

 If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
    Mario Andretti

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
   Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. "
   Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
     Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

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