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"Simplicity is the natural result of profound thought."

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
    -George Bernard Shaw

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."
    -Thomas Edison

"It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them."
    -Robert Oppenheimer

"Genius is nothing more or less than childhood recovered... a childhood now equipped for self-expression with an adult's capacities."
    -Charles Baudelaire

"Money often costs too much."
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
    -Mahatma Gandhi

"An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex."
    -Edgar Wallace

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
    -Bertrand Russell

"Competence is inadequate. Excellence is expected. Perfection is attainable."

"...the crux of the IT staffing shortage is that the masters are in extreme short supply, but they produce 90% of the work with 10% of the people. The rest generate bugs which must be fixed and poor designs which must be rewritten."

"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."
    -Ayn Rand

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
    -Theodore Roosevelt

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
    -Joe Theisman

"If who you knew were really more important than what you knew, then everybody would know everybody and nobody would know anything."

"The optimist believes this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this to be true."

"Success is a by-product of creating something of intrinsic value, and the more directly you pursue it, the more difficult it will be."

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future."
    -Niels Bohr

"Herding cats is hard because you are using the wrong management technique. You herd cattle (and sheep and goats and pigs etc.), you do *not* herd cats. Cats, you put them in the general area of the mice and let them do what they are good at. Micromanagement of cats is a losing proposition."
    -plopez, Slashdot

"Do not expect INTJs to actually care about how you view them. They already know that they are arrogant bastards with a morbid sense of humor. Telling them the obvious accomplishes nothing."
    -Amanda Doerr

"Princeton men are not born, and they're not made; they make themselves."

"The trouble with finance is that it doesn't produce anything directly, and is, at best, an enabler of real production."

"Trying to do well and trying to beat other people are two different things....treating sports as analogous to business is misguided."
    -Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert Sutton, Stanford Business vol. 68 no. 1

"Radical changes require adequate authority. A man must have inner strength as well as an influential position. What he does must correspond with a higher truth."

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."
    -Marie Curie

"The world is made up of 1 percent of the population who think, 9 percent who think they think and 90 percent who wouldn't be caught dead thinking."

"Even if you do win the rat race, you're still a rat."
    -Lily Tomlin

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
    -Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Few people understand that simplicity is a worthy goal, and complexity is an unfortunate result."

"Put four to six people in a room with workstations and whiteboards and access to the users. Have them deliver running, tested software to the users every one or two months, and otherwise leave them alone."
    -Alistair Cockburn

"The economic growth of the next decade won't come disproportionately from those who are motivated by equity. It won't require hype and glory. It'll come the old-fashioned way - from scientists and engineers who continually extend what we know, until eventually the impossible becomes possible through their cumulative effort."
    -Po Bronson, "Life in the Bust Belt," Wired 11.06

"We shall build good ships here. At a profit - if we can. At a loss - if we must. But always good ships."
    -Collis P. Huntington, founder, Newport News Shipyard

"It is not knowlege that is power, but wisdom. Wisdom is understanding which knowledge is useful."

"We are not the technology. It should be our...slave, the technology. But it's rapidly becoming our master in many areas, I think."
    -Prince Charles

"The highest achievers do not really achieve more than others. They achieve less than they imagine to be possible."

"...Reich concludes that you can either be successful or have a life but, for the foreseeable future, not both."
    -Ray Olson, on Robert Reich's The Future of Success

"Failure can happen whether one applies effort or not. The key to success is applying effort to the right things."

"The real go-getters never quit, they just die from time to time."
    -Mike Celizic

"Those most opposed to the idea of intellectual property are usually the ones least capable of producing it."

"Management Speak: Individual contributor. Translation: Employee who does real work."

"Life is an opportunity, not a game. Those who see the world as divided into winners and losers often accomplish nothing of value."

"I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever."
    -Miss Alabama, 1994 Miss America competition

"Genius does not waste time on organization."

"Unhappiness drives progress, therefore those who constantly strive to improve the world may be perpetually unhappy."

"Patience with those who will learn is a virtue. Patience with those who should know better is a waste of time."

"...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
    -John Donne, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

"To have a lot of money and power and prestige and the other accoutrements of professional success is not enough. Without integrity and honor and truthfulness, one can have the other things and fail miserably."
    -J. Edward Ketz

"Not many of the people who work on Wall Street actually understand capitalism."

"Build something of value, that someone wants, and you will be rewarded. Acquiring wealth any other way is just theft."

"The only thing worse than complete ignorance is education without thought."

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