One of the fondest memories of my Granddad Nelson was trading quotes regularly over email. Sadly I lost the email archive when I went on my mission, but it has continued to be an interest of mine. I hope you enjoy my collection of quotes. A bit of everything from religion to politics to leadership.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Real men stay faithful. They don’t have time to look for other women because they’re too busy looking for new ways to love their own.
Stress is like a pulse, if you have it you are alive.
Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about, or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs, and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.