The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
When there is an elephant in the room, introduce it first.
Teaching without research is blind, research without teaching is sterile.
Knowledge is a rare thing — you gain by giving it away.
The existence of these patterns challenges us to study those form that Euclid leaves aside as being “formless,” to investigate the morphology of the “amorphous.” Mathematicians have disdained this challenge, however, and having increasingly chosen to flee from nature by devising theories unrelated to anything we can see or feel.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident. They came by work.
The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
Except in mathematics, the shortest distance between point A and point B is seldom a straight line.
I don’t believe in mathematics.
It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
Many of the proofs in mathematics are very long and intricate. Others, though not long, are very ingeniously constructed.
Euclid’s work will live long after all the text-books of the present day are superseded and forgotten. It is one of the noblest monuments of antiquity.
A surface is non-orientable if and only if there exists on the surface some closed curve … such that a small oriented circle whose center traverses the curve continuously will arrive at its starting point with its orientation reversed.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Nature creates curved lines while humans create straight lines.
Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice.
Curiosity is the key to creativity.
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web…. Now even my cat has its own page.
My work is a game, a very serious game.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Although changed, I shall arise the same. (In Latin, Eadem mutata resurgo)
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
Don’t be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
Laughter is contagious.
Life is like a box of chocolates… You neve know what you’re gonna get!
Stupid is as stupid does.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life … to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Carpe diem! (Latin, means “Seize the day!”)
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
The Roots of Violence:
Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice,
Politics without principles.
You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.
Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
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I wish I were living in the 10th floor. I could catch the cloud. I could catch the sun to make our room brighter.
Haste not. Rest not.
Rome was not built in a day.
Slow and steady wins the race.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too), those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Ideas won’t work unless you do.
I don’t want to hear you talk anymore. I want to hear others talk about you.
If you want a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
Killing time murders opportunities.
It is better to be an optimist and proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Our behavior is a function of our decision, not our conditions.
Success is on the far side of failure.
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Do not fear mistakes – fear only the absence of creative, constructive, and corrective responses to those mistakes.
The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?
What they need is common vision and that is what leadership is.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.