Wise Words

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new!” – Albert Einstein

“Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire
hydrant.” – Mitchell

“When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it
and make trial after trial until it comes.” – Thomas A. Edison

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the
work of one extraordinary man.” – Elbert Hubbard

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”
Frank Borman

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
Sir Isaac Newton

“I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do.”
Oliver North

“To lead the people, walk behind them.”

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
John F. Kennedy

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. ”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.”
Charles de Gaulle

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
Alexander the Great

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
George S. Patton

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”
E. W. Dijkstra

“The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn’t get bigger or heavier.”
Bill Gates

On two occasions I have been asked, ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’
I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Charles Babbage

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs,
and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Rick Cook

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