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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
  • “For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be behind us are in death’s hands.”
    • ~ Seneca
  • “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”
    • ~ William Faulkner
  • “You have to keep a dozen of your favorite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you hear or read a new trick or a new result, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. Every once in a while there will be a hit, and people will say, “How did he do it? He must be a genius!””
    • ~ Richard Feynman
  • “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
    • ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
    • ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • “Stop caring about what other people think, but still care about how other people feel”
    • ~ Robodav, Reddit
  • “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
    • ~ Steve Jobs
  • “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”
    • ~ Simon Sinek