There is no cloud – It’s just someone else’s computer.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. – Stephen Hawking
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
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. – Winston Churchill
Your entire life runs on the software—the models—in your head. Why wouldn’t you obsess over optimizing it? — Tim Urban
Relax, no one else knows what they’re doing either. – Ricky Gervais
You get further in life by avoiding repeated stupidity than you do by striving for maximum intelligence. — Charlie Munger
Tboti – The best of the internet
Articles and posts that everyone should read.
A curated list of the blogs I follow.
Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. ― Randy Armstron
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. – Seneca
The Parable of the Fisherman
An eye-opening story on how to live life.
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
[…] grace to accept with serenity, the things that cannot be changed…
Rules for a Knight
Highlights from Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke.
A list of most of my favourites things.
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
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
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
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
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
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
No code has fewer bugs than no code. – Kevlin Henney
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
Notas sobre el libro Tomorrowland de Steve Kotler.
When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. – Dr. Theodore Woodward
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.
Nassim Taleb on being black swans
On the odds on being born and being grateful.
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
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. – Albert Einstein
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and a few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon
Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. – Winston Churchill
The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent. – Eisenhower
Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible. – Alan Turing
If you want to make a living flower, you don’t build it physically cell by cell. – Christopher Alexander
Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune. – Jim Rohn
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
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
St. Crispin’s day Speech
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity…The grave will supply plenty of time for silence. – Christopher Hitchens
Youth is wasted on the young. – George Bernard Shaw
We should do away with the notion that everybody has to earn a living.
The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life. – Buckminster Fuller
People never leave a sinking ship until they see the lights of another ship approaching. – Buckminster Fuller
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – Buckminster Fuller
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. – Albert Einstein
Wabi sabi is a Japanese design concept.
The man in the arena
It is not the critic who counts…
The lucky ones
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.
All things in moderation, including moderation. – Oscar Wilde (?)
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
Purpose of life
The purpose of life is right in front of us: It’s to create a reality we want to inhabit .
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
The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. – William Gibson
Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others. – Otto von Bismarck
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton
El fracaso es simplemente la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo, esta vez de forma más inteligente. – Henry Ford
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay
Nadie se ha convertido en pobre por dar a los demás. – Anne Frank
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
I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. – Woodrow Wilson
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
The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use. – George A. Dorsey
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D.H. Lawrence
Inspiring words from William Ernest Henley.
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
How to become a man, by Rudyard Kipling.
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
Any advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke / Larry Niven *
To make much of time
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…
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
El peor enemigo del conocimiento no es la ignorancia, es la ilusión de conocimiento. – Stephen Hawking
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. – Isaac Asimov
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
Sólo un necio confunde valor con precio. – Antonio Machado
¿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
Cuando dices SI a otros, asegúrate que no te dices NO a ti mismo. – Paulo Coelho
El universo tuvo un día sin un ayer. – Georges Lemaitre
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
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
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
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
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl
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
To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
If we saw tomorrow’s newspaper today, tomorrow would never happen. – Kenneth Boulding
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
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
How to fall asleep in 2 minutes
Learning to fall asleep quickly is a useful skill.
Notas de The Enchiridion de Epicteto.
Forty ways to look at Churchill
Highlights from Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill by Gretchen Rubin.
Highlights from Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature from Janine Benyus.
How to tie your shoes
A short video on how to tie your shoes
What Is Intelligence, Anyway?
A short story by Isaac Asimov.