Favorite quotes!

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Doesn't have to be your most favorite, and I don't mind if it's song lyrics. I'll start with a few

"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
— Friedrich Nietzsche

"Every man has a point where he breaks or conjoins under pressures that flood to complicate." -Lyrics, Coheed and Cambria (Gravity's union)

"Let he who is without greed spark the first bowl."
- My roommate at about 3 in the morning.
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-Deep Thought

"Makin' Toast"

-Leeroy Jenkins
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein
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i take it your an einstein fan. have you heard the einstein riddle?

edit: said fan instead of riddle
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"We are the only species to claim there is a god, and the only one to live as if there isn't one"
- I don't know
DTSCode wrote:
i take it your an einstein fan.
No...but the quotes seem to pop out when I think of "Favorite quotes".

and wrote:
have you heard the einstein riddle?
not that I recall.


"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." - Terry Pratchett
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Perhaps some motivational quotes amidst the more philosophical ones:

Vince Lombardi wrote:
The only time success comes before work, is in the dictionary.
Yoda wrote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
Unknown wrote:
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Jiddu Krishnamurti wrote:
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

All the best,
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yoda wrote:
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Here's are some of my favorite "motivational" ones:

"Confidence is not about expecting success, or about being successful. It's about not fearing failure."

"If you believe you can or you believe you can't, you're right."

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
Someone wrote:
Programming is about solving problems. The language used is an implementation detail.

I don't remember where I heard it or if it was exactly like this.
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"Hello mr Zebra can I borrow your sweater? cos its cold cold COLD in my hole HOLE HOLE"
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"Let's eat Grandpa!"
"Let's eat, Grandpa!

Punctuation, it saves lives."

Seen in a high school.
Michael Ende wrote:
Der Anfang ist immer dunkel

..wish I had the time to read it again
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Tell your son to stop trying to fill your head with science — for to fill your heart with love is enough."

Original French (which is Greek to me):
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Terre des Hommes, 1939

Faithful to the original French, (I've been told):
In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away. - 1939 translation by Lewis Galantiere (Wind, Sand and Stars)

Bastardized version, familiar to most programmers:
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Eric S. Raymond (The New Hacker's Dictionary)
"Talent just defines what you do...It doesn't define what you are."
-Terry Pratchet
Einstein wrote:
Things should be simple, simple as possible, but no simpler

I have come across people who fall down on the last part: Their solution isn't complex enough to deal with the problem they have.
Another one commonly attributed to Einstein:

Einstein wrote:
The definition of insanity is trying to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results every time.

@JLBorges, just for your information:

Il semble que
- It seems that
la perfection soit atteinte
- perfection will be attained
non quand
- not when
il n'y a plus rien à ajouter
- there is nothing more to add
mais quand
- but when
il n'y a plus rien à retrancher
- there is nothing more to take away.

All the best,

The riddle wasnt as hard as i suspected, still was fun to do though
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