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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
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King
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.
Talent is cheaper then table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King
Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less
C.S. Lewis
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Linus Pauling
When faced with a problem you do not understand, do any part of it you do understand, then look at it again
Grady Booch (citing Heinlein)
There must always be an end in view, and the end must not be final.
Eliel Saarinen
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
Aaron Swartz, How to Get a Job Like Mine