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Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us.

— The Pogo Papers

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over-analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.

— The Holstee Manifesto

When the map and terrain disagree, believe the terrain.

The sum of society’s intelligence is less than the average of it’s individual parts.

Give peace a chance.

— Christian Science Monitor

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.

Si hoc legere scis numium eruditionis habes

The brain is a wonderful organ: it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to school.

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.

A fool is not hard-pressed to find those who agree with him.

Watch out for people who act weird—they may not be acting.

It is my firm belief that it is a mistake to hold firm beliefs.

— Principia Discordia, p. 00013

To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell.

— Buddhist Proverb

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

— Proverbs 14:15

Docere est discere.

Nihil est in intellectu quod non prius in sensu.

— Peripatetic Axiom

Leges sine moribus vanae.

— motto of the University of Pennsylvania

Γνωθι σεαυτόν

What I can’t understand is why you can’t see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that life started from nothing – that is such a staggering, elegant, beautiful thing, why would you want to clutter it up with something so messy as a God?

‘”Morituri Nolumus Mori”—”We who are about to die don’t want to”

— The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett (2001)

De vraag stellen is hem beantwoorden.

— Dutch saying

Toute Société dans laquelle la garantie des Droits n’est pas assurée, ni la séparation des Pouvoirs déterminée, n’a point de Constitution.

— Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen de 1789

He’s making a database
He’s sorting it twice
SELECT * from people WHERE behavior = ‘nice’
SQL Clause is coming to town

— @KarenMN

The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.

— Abraham Lincoln

That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show.

— Ada Lovelace

If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.

— Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, New York Times, 3 November 1986

Point of view is worth 80 IQ points.

— Alan Kay, (via)

If you look at software today, through the lens of the history of engineering, it’s certainly engineering of a sort—but it’s the kind of engineering that people without the concept of the arch did. Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

— Alan Kay, A Conversation with Alan Kay, ACM Queue, Vol. 2 Issue 9, 27 December 2004
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