Quotes

General
  • Everybody has a plan, until they get hit. - Mike Tyson
  • In the history of mankind, no body has washed a rented car. - Friedman
  • In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. - Yogi Berra
  • 10 geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors. Only a sailor can set them straight.
  • Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds.
  • I remember when walking as a child, it was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition. - Katharine Hepburn
  • Too often, we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - JFK
  • A weed is a plant out of place.
  • I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I am going to learn, I must do it by listening. - Larry King
  • If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. - Abraham Lincoln
  • Two men are behind the bars, one sees the mud, one sees the stars.
  • What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. - Lincoln
  • Quality = High Intention + Sincere Effort + Intelligent Direction + Skillful Execution
  • Risk is always theoretical until an accident occurs.
  • Why don't you use a horse? Horse is a bike that paddles itself. - Dwight from The Office
  • Perspective and Relativity: Have you ever noticed that everyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. - George Carlin
  • People are the product of their genes, their upbringing, their environment and their circumstances.
  • Chains of habits are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. - Warren Buffett
  • If you buy things you don't need, soon you will be selling things you need.
  • Its all about mind and matter. I don't mind and you don't matter. - Sidhu
  • Indecision may or may not be my problem. - Jimmy Buffett
  • I would rather live with the consequences of my action than inaction. - TV Series Rubicon
  • Tennis is just basically ping-pong and the players are standing on the table. - Jerry Seinfeld
  • When everybody is somebody, then nobody is anybody.
  • On Failure: I understand the sport like this. When one player is better than you, at this moment the only thing you can do is work, try to find solutions, and try to wait a little bit for your time. Last five times (against Djokovic) wasn’t my time. I’m going to wait and I’m going to try a sixth. And if the sixth doesn’t happen, to the seventh. It’s going to be like this. That’s the spirit of the sport. - Rafael Nadal.
  • Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ — Mary Anne Radmacher
  • Let him who would move the world, first move himself. – Socrates
  • Never mistake activity for achievement. — John Wooden
  • As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do. — Andrew Carnegie
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams
  • The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius
  • Well done is better than well said. — Benjamin Franklin
  • Bad is never good until worse happens. — Danish Proverb
  • How can something bother you if you won’t let it? — Terri Guillemets
  • If you’re going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill
  • This too will pass. — Attar
  • If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time. — Unknown
  • Every artist was first an amateur. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. — Ayn Rand
  • A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting. – Anonymous
  • A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. — Mark Twain
  • The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole. – Anonymous
  • A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. — William Shedd
  • Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after. — Henry David Thoreau
  • The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. — Steven Covey
  • Knowledge is power. — Francis Bacon
  • I realized that it is absolutely impossible, so then I said, let's get started. - Phillipe Petit (Man on Wire)
  • All I know is that I don't know much. - Anonymous
  • Who, What, When, Why, Where and How?
  • My Ambition tried to give my Motivation a pep talk, but Laziness was behind Ambition making faces so Motivation wasn't listening.
  • Whatever.
  • When I was living on a farm and in those days there was no TV, only radio to listen to tennis, the radio was in color...since it was based on your imagination. - Dick Enberg
  • Choices have their own reason, about which the reason knows nothing.
  • I accept your premise, I reject your conclusion. - from The Big Bang Theory
  • Move on.
  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. - Andrew Carnegie
  • Whining: Whenever we begin to get into that mindset, it's good to remember a piece of Sachin's conversation with Bradman. Sachin told us that he had asked Sir Don how he had mentally prepared for big games, what his routines were. Sir Don said, that well, before a game he would go to work and after the game go back to work. Whenever a cricketer feels a whinge coming on, that would be good to remember.
  • That the finest of athletes had, along with skill, a few more essential qualities: to conduct their life with dignity, with integrity, with courage and modesty. All this he believed, were totally compatible with pride, ambition, determination and competitiveness. - Don Bradman
  • An ad-man's view on savings: Savings is just consumerism unnecessarily delayed.
  • All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
  • A champion team will beat a team of champions.
  • Wag more. Bark less.
  • Life is far more hectic in a mind driven by reactivity and doubt. A clear passionate purpose helps you achieve more and feel less hectic.
  • If we offend, it is with our good will that you should think, we come not to offend, but with good will. To show our simple skill, that is the true beginning of our end. - Shakespeare
  • If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? - Shakespeare
  • Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. - Shakespeare
  • When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. - Shakespeare
  • To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.
  • Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. Where there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. Where there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
  • Larger pants are not a solution for obesity.
  • The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence.
  • Do it or Drop it or Delegate it or Defer it.
  • LAERC - Learn. Acknowledge. Explore. Respond. Check.
  • There are those who see, those who see when they are shown and those who never see. - Leonardo da vinci.
  • You can not wake up a person who is pretending to be asleep.
  • Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.
  • Taking Stand - We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
  • When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. - Abraham Lincoln
  • Simplicity - Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
  • Life is suffering and the reason is craving. Don't have cravings, have preference. If your preference works out then good, otherwise, it's life.
  • Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
  • Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape and one to be creative.
  • Great to have intelligence without artifice; a kindness without excessive sentimentality; humor without frivolousness; ability to inspire rather than awe. - from the Art of Happiness
  • You get what you get and you don't get upset. - From Daniel Tiger
  • When deciding what to do, the best choice is often one that's simple but hard. 
  • Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Programming Quotes
  • A SQL query walks into a bar, it approaches two tables and says - mind if I join you.
  • Too many decisions about changes are made by people untouched by the change process.
  • There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. 
  • A programmer is a person who passes as an exacting expert on the basis of being able to turn out, after innumerable punching, an infinite series of incomprehensive answers calculated with micrometric precisions from vague assumptions based on debatable figures taken from inconclusive documents and carried out on instruments of problematical accuracy by persons of dubious reliability and questionable mentality for the avowed purpose of annoying and confounding a hopelessly defenseless department that was unfortunate enough to ask for the information in the first place. - IEEE Grid NewsMagazine
  • First, solve the problem, then write code. - John Johnson
  • Design Principle: Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend first four sharpening the axe. - Lincoln
  • There are two ways of constructing a software design: one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
  • Nine people can't make a baby in a month.
  • If you can read this, thank a software developer.
  • There is a difference between bug-free application and production-ready application.
  • (I like garlic) && (I like ice-cream) != I like garlic ice-cream;
  • Single point of integration is also equal to single point of failure.
  • Everything not forbidden is compulsory. - Gell-Mann's totalitarian principle
  • You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two.
  • Mark Twain on scrum and agile: The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
  • Most of the times, high-level or big-picture usually means "too vague to be actionable".
  • Generally, the craft of programming is factoring of a set of requirements into a set of functions and data structures. - Douglas Crockford
  • Why, What else and What if.
  • The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it.
Hindi Quotes
  • मदिरालय जाने को घर से चलता है पीने वाला, किस पथ से जाऊ असमंजस मे वो भोला-भाला, अलग अलग पथ बतलाते सब पर मे ये बतलाता हूँ, राह पकड़ तू एक चला चल पा जायेगा मधुशाला. - हरिवंश राय बच्चन 
  • दुनिया मे सबसे बड़ा रोग, मेरे बारे मे क्या कहेंगे लोग - सिद्धू 
  • आधा समय फ़िक्र और बाकी आधा समय फ़िक्र का ज़िक्र  
  • परिंदो को मंजिल मिलेगी यकीनन, ये फैले हुए उनके पर बोलते है. अक्सर वो लोग खामोश रहते है, ज़माने मे जिनके हुनर बोलते है.
  • ठोकर खाकर भी ना संभले तो मुसाफिर का नसीब, राह के पत्थर तो बस अपना फ़र्ज़ अदा करते है.
  • जितना तुम जानते नहीं हो उतना तो मैं भुला चूका हूँ 
  • जो तार से निकली है धुन, वो सबने सुनी है। जो साज़ पे गुजरी है वो किस दिल को पता है। 
  • कबीर
    • बुरा जो देखन मैं चला बुरा ना मिलया कोए, जो मन खोजा आपना तो मुझसे बुरा ना कोए
    • ऐसी वाणी बोलिए मन का आपा खोये, अपना तन शीतल करे औरन को सुख होये
    • धीरे धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होये, माली सींचे सौ घड़ा ऋतू आये फल होये 
    • साईं इतना दीजिये जा मैं कुटुंब समाये, मैं भी भूखा ना रहूँ साधू ना भूखा ना जाये 
    • बड़ा हुआ तो क्या हुआ जैसे पेड़ खजूर, पंथी को छाया नहीं फल लागे अति दूर 
    • माया मरी ना मन मरा मर मर गए शरीर, आशा तृष्णा ना मरी कह गए दास कबीर 
    • कबीरा खड़ा बाज़ार मे मांगे सबकी खैर, ना कोहू से दोस्ती ना कोहू से बैर 
    • पोथी पढ़ी पढ़ी जग मुआ पंडित भय ना कोए, ढाई आंखर प्रेम के जो पढ़े सो पंडित होये 
    • अथक कहानी प्रेम की कछु कही ना जाये, गूंगे कैरी सरकरा बैठे मुस्काए 
    • चिंता ऐसी डाकिनी काट कलेजा खाए, वैद्य बेचारा क्या करे कहा तक दवा लगाये 
    • कबीरा गर्व ना कीजिये ऊँचा देख आवास, काल परों भुइं लेटना ऊपर जमसी घास 
    • कबीरा गर्व ना कीजिये काल गहे कर केस, ना जाने कित मारे है क्या देस क्या परदेस 
    • माला फेरत जग भया मिटा ना मन का फेर, कर का मनका डारी दे मन का मनका फेर 
    • बोली एक अनमोल है जो कोई बोले जानी, हिये तराजू तौल के तब मुंख बाहर आनी
    • अति का भला ना बोलना अति की भली ना चूप, अति का भला ना बरसना अति की भली ना धूप
    • जाति ना पूछो साधू की पूंछ लीजिये ज्ञान, मोल करो तलवार का पदन रहन दयो म्यान