Here is a list of my favorite quotes:

  • “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt” — Voltair
  • “Those who speak do not know; those who know do not speak.” — Lao-Tse
  • “I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?” — Unknown
  • “Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.” — Unknown
  • “Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either; just leave me the hell alone.”
  • “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” — Albert Einstein
  • “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln
  • “The wise win without a fight, while the ignorant fight so that they can win.” — Sun Tzu
  • “Information = the negative of the probability that you can predict the ‘signal’ in advance.” (If you can predict it, it ain’t information.) — Shannon’s “Mathematical Theory of Communication.”
  • “Things that are beautiful are not always good but things that are good are always beautiful” – Unknown
  • “The sum intelligence of the universe is a constant. Unfortunately, the population is increasing.” – Unknown
  • “Act like a man of thought – Think like a man of action” — Thomas Mann
  • “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” — Douglas Adams
  • “An educated fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.” — Moliere (1622-73)
  • “There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are well-dressed fools.” — Nicolas Chamfort (c. 1740-94)
  • “Either a man does something, or he just talks about doing it.” — Unknown
  • “[University] is the fountain of knowledges, while everyone goes drinking.” — Unknown
  • “Fast, cheap, good: pick two.” — Unknown
  • “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” – Francis Bacon (1597)
  • “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute — and it’s longer than an hour. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.” – Donald Knuth
  • “Real programmers don’t write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.” – Unknown.
  • “Orange and apple are isomorphic to each other.” – Dr. E. Wang, WLU
  • “If you kill me, I will become more powerful than you thought.” – Edmond Lau, 2001 (said this as a joke.)
  • “Robin? That orange and green guy… That loser beside Batman?” – Edmond Lau, 2002 (said this as a joke.)
  • “Not every picture needs a caption.” – Unknown.
  • “If you love something, set it free; if it comes back it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was.” – Unknown.
  • “Do infants have as much fun in infancy as adults do in adultery?” – Unknown.
  • “I think all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not! But I’m sick and tired of being told that I am!” – Monty Python
  • “Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals” – Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

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