This page serves as a space for me to keep track of interesting quotes or passages that I have found. It will serve almost as my own digital Commonplace book.


Abraham Lincoln

Judge not, that ye not be judged.

Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under different circumstances.

Benjamin Franklin

I will speack ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.

Bill Gates

Incremental knowledge is so much easier to maintain in a rich way. At first, it is very daunting, but then as you build the scope, then all the pieces fit in.

Billy Collins

The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement.

Brian Kernighan

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.

Carlyle

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

Dwight Eisenhower

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

George Polya

The first rule of style is to have something to say. The second rule of stule is to control yourself when, by chance, you have two things to say; say first one, then the other, not both at the same time.

Hans Selye

As much as we thirst for approval, we dread condemnation.

John Wanamaker

I learned thirty years ago that it is foolish to scold. I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence.

Joe Biden

There is truth, and then there are lies - lies told for power and for profit.

Leo Tolstoy

I cannot understand how some people can live wiuthout communicating with the wisest people who have ever lived on earth.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Life is pretty simple: you do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it.

Marcus Aurelies

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.

Ratna Kusner

Knowledge trapped in books neatly stacked is meaningless and powerless until applied for betterment of life.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Go grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and wisdoms to know the difference.

Richard Feynman

I learned very early on the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

Simon Armitage

Let me put it this way: if you came to lay

your sleeping head against my arm or sleeve,

and if my arm went dead, or if I had to take my leave

at midnight, I should rather cleave it from the joint or seam

than make a scene or bring you round.

There, how does that sound?

Steven Covey

How do you know that your ladder is against the right wall?

Theodore Roosevelt

I am delighted at all the accounts I receive of how you are doing at Groton. You seem to be enjoying yourself and are getting on well. I need not tell you to do your best to cultivate ability for concentrating your thought on whatever work you are given to do—you will need it in Latin especially.

Wilfred Arlan Peterson

A good marriage must be created.

In the marriage, the little things are the big things

It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once each day.

It is never going to sleep angry.

It is having a mutual sense of values and objectives

It is standing together and facing the world

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each person can grow

It is a common search for the good and beautiful.

It is not only marrying the right person,

It is being the right partner