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1 The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman 1974
2 The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
conflict, intelligence, wisdom
F. Scott Fitzgerald 1936
3 Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others.
Martin_Eden, limit, knowledge, wisdom
Jack London 1909
4 Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo.
time, stone, water, drop, persistence
5 Never memorize what you can look up in books.
Albert Einstein
6 Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
7 To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
8 Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
death, decision
Steve Jobs 2005-06-14
9 Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
development, innovation
Mark Zuckerberg 2009
10 The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
writing, philosophy, time
Omar Khayyam
11 Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Omar Khayyam
12 Alea iacta est.
13 Naděje je nejkrásnější prokletí — naděje je jediné co zbývá.
hope, motivation
Jaromír Nohavica
14 Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
Joseph Heller
15 The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time.
time, origin, hydrogen, Big_Bang, Universe
Randall Munroe 2012
16 Conception is a death sentence.
life, death, birth, conception, duality
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2005-03-11, 2016-06-25
17 You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
change, innovation, disruption
R. Buckminster Fuller
18 Compatibility is an achievement of love, not its precondition.
love, compatibility
Alain De Botton 2016-05-29
19 Kameň čo sa kotúľa neobrastá machom.
change, travel, movement
Publilius Syrus
20 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
change, travel, movement
Publilius Syrus


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