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  • “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
    • ~ Sydney J. Harris
  • “Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.”
    • ~ Bruce Lee
  • “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”
    • ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
    • ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Pain is knowledge rushing in to fill a gap.”
    • ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  • “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.”
    • ~ Buddha
  • “When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.”
    • ~ Why The Lucky Stiff
  • “Democracy is not a synonym for justice or for freedom. Democracy is not a sacred right sanctifying mob rule. Democracy is a principle that is subordinate to the inalienable rights of the individual.”
    • ~ Terry Goodkind
  • “I would rather be without a state than without a voice.”
    • ~ Edward Snowden
  • “Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggle…. Goats are used for sacrificial offerings and not lions.”
    • ~ B.R. Ambedkar
  • “I don’t have to be who you want me to be; I’m free to be who I want.”
    • ~ Muhammad Ali
  • “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
    • ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
    • ~ Upton Sinclair
  • “What I cannot create, I do not understand.”
    • ~ Richard Feynman
  • “Focusing is about saying no.”
    • ~ Steve Jobs
  • “The most important thing I’ve accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me, you know, and say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, “Try it.” And I back ‘em up. They need that. I keep track of them as they get older and I stir ‘em up at intervals so they don’t forget to take chances.”
    • ~ Grace Hopper
  • “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”
    • ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”
    • ~ The Pursuit of Happyness (movie)
  • “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”
    • ~ Herbert Spencer
  • “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
    • ~ A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
    • ~ Napoleon Hill
  • “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”
    • ~ Archilochus
  • “Every real problem in startups is a people problem.”
    • ~ Antonio García Martínez
  • “If you’re always starting interesting projects and not finishing, then no matter how hard you work, you’re just busy, not productive.”
    • ~ Jack Simpson
  • “Creativity still arguably blossoms best among youth, those who have the least stake in the existing rules of the society”
    • ~ Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar
  • “The paradox of education is precisely this, that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”
    • ~ James Baldwin