Many people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75 — Benjamin Franklin
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion — Paulo Coelho
Fancy algorithms are slow when n is small, and n is usually small. — Rob Pike
A good definition of terrorism, by Georgetown professor Bruce R. Hoffman:
an act of violence that was politically motivated, perpetrated to influence a broader audience, involved an organized group, targeted civilians and was carried out by a person outside the government.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted to other things then power. — David Brin
Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. — Douglas Adams
There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things. — Phil Karlton
XML is like violence — if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it. — Nokogiri README
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