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.

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.

Unless you’re willing to lose everything to win, you lose it all by losing.

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Failure is success if we learn from it.

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

If youth knew; if age could.

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'.