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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. The obstacles preventing the realization of both these extreme states are of the same nature: they derive from our human condition which is opposed to everything infinite.
Any 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.
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
El futuro es todavía mucho más mayor que el pasado.
– Tim Berners-lee
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?
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
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