The Foo bar
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives
Annie Dillard
If something saps your energy and puts you in a bad mood, delegate it even if you have to pay someone more to do it than it would cost you do to yourself. And if something gives you energy, maybe you should do it yourself even if someone else could do it cheaper.
John D. Cook, Whether to delegate
It’s easy to get caught up in the heady buzz of making money. You 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
Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of “emergency” is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you don’t know how compilers work, then you don’t know how computers work.
Steve Yegge
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King
Software is easy to make, except when you want it to do something new.
Rosenberg’s Law
Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.
Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Humility is correlated with age. Arrogance is inversely correlated with age. Why? Because as you get older, you realize how hard it is to get things done.