Carlos Rodrigo


A curated collection of quotes. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
– Seneca

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
– Winston Churchill

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to need, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

All things in moderation, including moderation.
– Oscar Wilde (?)

Any advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic.
– Arthur C. Clarke / Larry Niven

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
– Aristotle

Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency.
– Patti Smith

Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
– Alexander Graham Bell

Cuando dices SI a otros, asegúrate que no te dices NO a ti mismo.
– Paulo Coelho

El fracaso es simplemente la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo, esta vez de forma más inteligente.
– Henry Ford

El peor enemigo del conocimiento no es la ignorancia, es la ilusión de conocimiento.
– Stephen Hawking

El problema con el mundo actual es que todo el mundo cree que tiene derecho a expresar sus opiniones y que los demás tenemos que escucharlo.
todos tenemos derecho a tener nuestra opinión, pero esa opinión puede ser ignorada e incluso ridiculizada, especialmente si es demostrablemente una tontería.
– Brian Cox

El universo tuvo un día sin un ayer.
– Georges Lemaitre

Equality of opportunity provides in a sense that all start the race of life at the same time. Equality of outcome attempts to ensure that everyone finishes at the same time.
– LJM Cooray

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
– Viktor E. Frankl

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
– Albert Einstein

Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.
– Otto von Bismarck

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference.
– Kurt Vonnegut

Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees; The further sky, the greater length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timbers grow.
– Douglas Malloch

Happiness is a choice that you make and a skill that you develop. You choose to be happy, and then you work at it. It’s just like building muscles.
– Naval Ravikant

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; Who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; Who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration; Whose memory a benediction.
– Bessie Anderson Stanley

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
– Winston Churchill

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
– D.H. Lawrence

I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
– Woodrow Wilson

If we saw tomorrow’s newspaper today, tomorrow would never happen.
– Kenneth Boulding

If you want to make a living flower, you don’t build it physically cell by cell.
– Christopher Alexander

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
– Adam Smith

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
– Chuck Palahniuk

La primera regla de cualquier tecnología utilizada en una empresa es que la automatización aplicada a una operación eficiente aumentará la eficiencia. La segunda es que la automatización aplicada a una operación ineficiente aumentará la ineficiencia.
– Bill Gates

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
– Steve Jobs

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
– D.H. Lawrence

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’
– Hunter S. Thompson

Llama la atención que hasta ahora hemos utilizado principalmente nuestra mayor productividad para consumir más cosas en lugar de disfrutar de más tiempo libre. El desempleo se debe en parte a la falta de ingresos (fundamentalmente un problema de distribución), pero también se trata de una falta de autoestima y estatus social.
– Nick Bostrom

Lo único que tiene valor es vivir una vida de forma sincera y correcta. Y sé paciente con aquellos que no lo hacen.
– Marco Aurelio

Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
– Dalai Lama

Nadie se ha convertido en pobre por dar a los demás.
– Anne Frank

Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity…The grave will supply plenty of time for silence.
– Christopher Hitchens

No code has fewer bugs than no code. **– Kevlin Henney

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

People never leave a sinking ship until they see the lights of another ship approaching.
– Buckminster Fuller

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
– Isaac Asimov

Relax, no one else knows what they’re doing either.
– Ricky Gervais

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and a few to be chewed and digested.
– Francis Bacon

Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.
– Primo Levi

Sólo un necio confunde valor con precio.
– Antonio Machado

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
– Alan Kay

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. Walden
– Henry Thoreau

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.
– William Gibson

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
– Alvin Toffler

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. 
– Albert Einstein

The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.
– Buckminster Fuller

The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use.
– George A. Dorsey

The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.
– Eisenhower

The world we choose to build is the one we’ll inhabit. Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we’re going to have to fight for it.
– Edward Snowden

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
– Buckminster Fuller

This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
– Winston Churchill

Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.
– Alan Turing

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.
– Thomas Paine

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
– Isaac Newton

To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing…an actor, a writer…I am a person who does things…I write, I act…and I never know what I’m going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
– Stephen Fry

We’re up against ecological limits, not monetary shortages; we are constrained by a carbon budget not a federal one, and we need to remake our economy to reflect this reality.
– Astra Taylor

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
– Viktor Frankl

When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.
– Dr. Theodore Woodward

Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.
– Jim Rohn

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
– Satchel Paige

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.
― Randy Armstron

You get further in life by avoiding repeated stupidity than you do by striving for maximum intelligence.
— Charlie Munger

Your entire life runs on the software—the models—in your head. Why wouldn’t you obsess over optimizing it?
— Tim Urban

Youth is wasted on the young.
– George Bernard Shaw

¿Por qué debería temer a la muerte?
Si yo soy, la muerte no es. Si la muerte es, yo no lo soy.
¿Por qué debería temer aquello que solo existe cuando no lo hago yo?
– Epicurio

The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.
- Arthur Shopenhauer