This is a list of my favorite quotations, beginning with the most recently discovered ones.

  • “In seeking approval from people, you are giving them the power to judge you.”
    — Tamanna C

  • “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”
    — Henry Ford

  • “Don’t ever make the mistake [of thinking] that you can design something better than what you get from ruthless massively parallel trial-and-error with a feedback cycle. That’s giving your intelligence much too much credit.”
    — Linus Torvalds

  • “If you’re incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent. […] the skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is.”
    — David Dunning

  • “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
    — Jacob Riis

  • “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
    — Ken Robinson

  • “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.
    — Anthony Robbins

  • “When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”
    — Abraham Maslow

  • “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
    — Abigail Adams

  • “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
    — John Maxwell

  • “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
    — Salvador Dalî

  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
    — Thomas Alva Edison

  • “Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.”
    — Herodotus

  • “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
    — Abraham Lincoln

  • “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
    — Karim Seddiki

  • “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.”
    — George Bernard Shaw

  • “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
    — Confucius

  • “History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses.”
    — John Eliot

  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    — Mahatma Gandhi

  • “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
    — Mahatma Gandhi

  • “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the steps.”
    — Confucius

  • “Do, or do not. There is no try.”
    — Yoda

  • “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
    — Bruce Lee

  • “Building great things means taking risks. This can be scary and prevents most companies from doing the bold things they should. However, in a world that’s changing so quickly, you’re guaranteed to fail if you don’t take any risks. We have another saying: The riskiest thing is to take no risks. We encourage everyone to make bold decisions, even if that means being wrong some of the time.”
    — Mark Zuckerberg