The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. – Carl SaganThe hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
― Dante AlighieriYou have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ― Marcus Aurelius, MeditationsTake nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule. ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. — Ralph Waldo EmersonWhat matters most is whether one is extending one’s life or merely delaying one’s death. – SenecaWork is of two kinds:
1. Altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to other such matter.
2. Telling other people to do so.
The first is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.»
—Bertrand RussellYou never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
– Buckminster Fuller I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: ‘Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.’
— Maya AngelouThe doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of diseases.
—Thomas EdisonGood days give happiness, bad days give experiences, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
— Richard FeynmanThe modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance.
– Naval RavikantEverything that civilisation has to offer is a product of human intelligence … Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. – Stephen HawkingThe future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.
– William GibsonEducation isn’t something you can finish.
– Isaac AsimovEarth is the cradle of humanity & you can’t stay in the cradle forever. – Elon MuskThe dead outnumber the living 14 to 1, and we ignore the accumulated experience of such a huge majority of mankind at our peril. – Niall FergusonI’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which have happened.
– Mark TwainI have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived – and dying I will tend to later.
– EpictetusMost men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardships of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die. For this reason, make life as a whole agreeable to yourself by banishing all worry about it.
– SenecaMost geniuses—especially those who lead others—prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities. – Andy BenoitYou could easily spot any Religion of Peace. Its extremist members would be extremely peaceful. – Ricky GervaisWhat society runs on is not reality. What society runs on is expectations of future reality.
– Aubrey de Grey A powerful algorithm for happiness is to be wealthy but anonymous.
– Scott GallowayLife can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
– Soren KierkegaardThe purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
– Ralph Waldo EmersonIntelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
– Stephen HawkingThere 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 HawkingHappiness 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 RavikantI cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. – Winston ChurchillYour entire life runs on the software—the models—in your head. Why wouldn’t you obsess over optimizing it? — Tim UrbanRelax, no one else knows what they’re doing either. – Ricky GervaisYou get further in life by avoiding repeated stupidity than you do by striving for maximum intelligence. — Charlie MungerWorrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. ― Randy ArmstronReligion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. – SenecaGood 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 MallochWe’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 TaylorIt’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 PalahniukEverything 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. FranklLife 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 JobsNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor RooseveltEquality 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 CoorayNo code has fewer bugs than no code.
– Kevlin HenneyEl 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 CoxWhen you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.
– Dr. Theodore WoodwardThe man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.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. ThompsonEverything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
– Albert EinsteinSome books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and a few to be chewed and digested.
– Francis BaconConcentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham BellWork like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel PaigeA man is about as big as the things that make him angry. – Winston ChurchillThe urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent. – EisenhowerThose who can imagine anything, can create the impossible. – Alan TuringIf you want to make a living flower, you don’t build it physically cell by cell. – Christopher AlexanderWork hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune. – Jim RohnThe 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 SnowdenAnybody 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. – AristotleNever be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity…The grave will supply plenty of time for silence. – Christopher HitchensYouth is wasted on the young. – George Bernard ShawWe 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 FullerPeople never leave a sinking ship until they see the lights of another ship approaching. – Buckminster FullerThere is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – Buckminster FullerThe measure of intelligence is the ability to change. – Albert EinsteinAll 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 ChurchillLlama 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 BostromLo único que tiene valor es vivir una vida de forma sincera y correcta. Y sé paciente con aquellos que no lo hacen. – Marco AurelioThe future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. – William GibsonFools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others. – Otto von BismarckTo myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. – Isaac NewtonEl fracaso es simplemente la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo, esta vez de forma más inteligente. – Henry FordThe best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan KayNadie se ha convertido en pobre por dar a los demás. – Anne FrankI use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. – Woodrow WilsonA 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 DoyleThe more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use. – George A. DorseyLife is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D.H. LawrenceI 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. LawrenceSooner 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 LeviAny advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke / Larry Niven *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 VonnegutEl peor enemigo del conocimiento no es la ignorancia, es la ilusión de conocimiento. – Stephen HawkingPeople who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. – Isaac AsimovLa 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 GatesSólo 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? – EpicurioCuando dices SI a otros, asegúrate que no te dices NO a ti mismo. – Paulo CoelhoEl universo tuvo un día sin un ayer. – Georges LemaitreTo 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…
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. – Alvin TofflerWe 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 FryWhen we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor FranklIt 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 SmithTo sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men. – Ella Wheeler WilcoxIf we saw tomorrow’s newspaper today, tomorrow would never happen. – Kenneth BouldingThe 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