Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Quora Jems, #1

"We don't see the things as they are. We see the things as we are." Ursula K. Le Guin

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." -Oscar Wilde  

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts -Bertrand Russell 

Jim Rohn - "Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better".

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

"If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear."  (You've got to keep growing).

Some people see their life as it is and ask themselves why? I see my life as it could be and ask myself why not?

If you don't build your dream yourself, somebody will hire you to build theirs'.
 Google will tell you who wrote these, should you care to know more. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Give Kindness for Scorn, for Scorn is of Small Minds Only

Give kindness for scorn; those who have told you mean-spirited or smug comments are of no consequence, for those of true consequence are not to be found commenting on petty things, they are too busy doing great things— it is impossible for real greatness to belittle, so know that all who sneer are little themselves. Pity, therefore, the irony of their lives, give kindness in return, and walk away realizing they have only commented on themselves.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mind-Blow Thought Experiments

“If you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.”

- Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

"On a clear night, go lie in your back yard and gaze up the stars. At first, you will have the familiar sensation of comfortably resting on a stable earth looking up at the stars twinkling in the sky.

But keep this in mind. We're not really "down here" and the stars aren't really "up there." That's all an illusion. We're actually stuck to the side of a sphere that's hurling through space at an amazing speed.

You're not looking up at the stars, you're looking out at the vastness of space, almost as if you were in the cockpit of a gigantic spaceship."

- Read Quote of Anonymous' answer to Philosophy: What are some trippy thought experiments? on Quora

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Where there is no light,
white is just as black as black." -Ashlie Brilliant

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

African Proverb


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

At 20, you are worried about how people talk about you, at 40 you are no longer worried how people talk about you. At 60, you conclude that people never talked that much about you.  -Edwin Vlems

Also, if you watch TED as avidly as I do, you would appreciate this:

Monday, March 11, 2013

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer