Friday, March 30, 2012

“There is no failure. Only feedback.”

        — Robert Allen

Thursday, March 29, 2012

“When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, educate people.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

“Leadership is action, not position.”

        — Donald H. McGannon

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”

        — Alex Carey

Monday, March 26, 2012

Whenever You meet a person for the first time, say in your head “I know you can read minds"… just in case.

        — Vincent Usher (@ushervince)

Friday, March 23, 2012

“There are only two things software professionals dislike: the way things are, and change.”

        — Tobias Mayer (@tobiasmayer)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

“The wowser mistakes the world for a penitentiary and themselves as the warden.”

        — Australian observation

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

“It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

        — Woody Allen

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

“Do not confuse the value of learning something with the actual value of the thing learned.”

        — Ted Nyman (@tnm)

Monday, March 19, 2012

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

        — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Friday, March 16, 2012

“I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes.”

        — Richard Steele

Thursday, March 15, 2012

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”

        — Indira Gandhi

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.”

        — Arthur Freed

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

        — Anthony D’Angelo

Monday, March 12, 2012

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”

        — William Shakespeare

Friday, March 9, 2012

“I follow a healthy lifestyle, but I rarely catch up with it.”

        — Thin Lines by Randy Glasbergen

Thursday, March 8, 2012

“To be nobody but yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

        — E. E. Cummings

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”

        — Don Herrold

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The phrase, “Don’t take this the wrong way,” has a zero percent success rate.

        — Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan)

Monday, March 5, 2012

My personal pet peeve is how many people think the hard part is in the “big and hard problems” or in some fluffy but important-sounding thing like “innovation”. In fact, all the real work is in getting the details right. It’s that “1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” thing. People seem to think that inspiration is the much bigger and important part of the two, but I’ve come to believe that while it’s important to have inspiration, where people actually stumble is when they can’t execute on that inspiration. Inspiration isn’t that rare in the end, but people who have it and then actually follow through… that’s rare.

        — Linus Torvalds

Friday, March 2, 2012

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”

        — Voltaire

Thursday, March 1, 2012

“If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he’s probably a billionaire. Or, just conceivably, a wharfie.”

        — Australian observation