Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized

Daniel Burnham

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

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.

Bruce Lee

If you don't pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.

David Allen

ou should regard money as fuel for what you really want to do, not as a goal in and of itself. Money is like gas in the car — you need to pay attention or you'll end up on the side of the road — but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations!

Tim O'Reilly

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell

So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.

Ryan Singer

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.

Charles Darwin

If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you're competing against a lot of people. But if you're willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you're now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that. Just by lengthening the time horizon, you can engage in endeavors that you could never otherwise pursue.

Jeff Bezos

No matter how far it advances, humans must be thoughtful about the way we incorporate technology in our lives. There are certain kinds of thinking the machines won't ever be able to do for us.

Gina Trapani

...burning out isn't just about work load, it's about work load being greater than the motivation to do work.

Keith Yost

Tip 1 for would-be entrepreneurs: Avoid stupid and unlucky people. If you are stupid or have bad luck, don't start a high-tech business.

Robert X. Cringely Accidental Empires

Whether Johnny learns FORTRAN is relevant only to Johnny, not to America. Whether Johnny learns to read matters to America.

Robert X. Cringely Accidental Empires

One of the easiest ways to shoot down good ideas, interesting policies, or worthwhile experiments is by injecting the assumption that whatever you're doing needs to last forever and ever.

David Heinemeier Hansson

Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.

Edward V Berard

Money is made by setting de facto standards.

Bill Gates

If what you're working on is not important and is not likely to lead to important things, why are you working on it?

Richard Hamming

It's not that people are completely stupid, but if there's a big idea and you have deadlines and you have expedience and you have competitors, very likely what you'll do is take a low-pass filter on that idea and implement one part of it and miss what has to be done next. This happens over and over again

Alan Kay

No is easier to do. Yes is easier to say.

Jason Fried

A bit flipping at random is not a problem solely related to broken memory. Perfectly healthy memory is also subject, with a small probability, to bit flipping because of cosmic rays. ... According to a few sources, including IBM, Intel and Corsair, a computer with a few GB of memory of non-ECC memory is likely to incur to *several* memory errors every year


But it's not really about why you should program in X. It's about why I'm going to program in X, and why I think you might enjoy it too.

Giles Bowkett

Quit trying to avoid failure. Break it and fix it. Mess it up and clean it up. If the gaps are short enough, it looks like unbroken success.

Kent Beck

innovation is a fight. It's messy, people die, but when the battle is over, something unimaginably significant has been achieved.

Michael Lopp

If there is a relationship there, the most important thing, the clearest thing, is to express the relationship, to make the code we write clearly communicate the semantics of the data it manipulates.

Reg Braithwaite

If we'd asked the customers what they wanted, they would have said "faster horses".

Henry Ford

the future is invented by the people who don't give a shit about the past

Michael Lopp

Stupid is predictable; predictable is learnable; learnable is usable.

Mencius Moldbug

If you are an American, you must allow all ideas to circulate freely in your community, not merely your own.

Kurt Vonnegut