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1 You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something!
enemy, persuasion
Winston Churchill
2 Any man can stay sober in a desert, he mused, but only the loyal can sit in an oasis and refuse to part his lips.
temptation, virtue, desert, loyalty
Dan Brown 2017
3 The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman 1974
4 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
5 Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others.
Martin_Eden, limit, knowledge, wisdom
Jack London 1909
6 Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo.
time, stone, water, drop, persistence
7 Never memorize what you can look up in books.
Albert Einstein
8 Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
9 To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
10 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
11 Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
development, innovation
Mark Zuckerberg 2009
12 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
13 Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Omar Khayyam
14 Alea iacta est.
15 Naděje je nejkrásnější prokletí — naděje je jediné co zbývá.
hope, motivation
Jaromír Nohavica
16 Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
Joseph Heller
17 The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time.
time, origin, hydrogen, Big_Bang, Universe
Randall Munroe 2012
18 Conception is a death sentence.
life, death, birth, conception, duality
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2005-03-11, 2016-06-25
19 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
20 Compatibility is an achievement of love, not its precondition.
love, compatibility
Alain De Botton 2016-05-29


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