"Pablo Casals was 94 and still practicing three hours a day and someone said to him, 'Why do you still paractice three hours a day?' And he said, 'I'm Beginning to notice some improvement.'"
Live as if you
were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The ideal engineer is a composite. He is not
a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist
or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any
or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it
would not be called research, would it?
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000
ways that won't work
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'
I find that the harder I work, the more luck
I seem to have.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
H. G. Wells
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry David Thoreau
Success usually comes to those who are too
busy to be looking for it
The mind is like a parachute, it works best
when it is opened.
missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and
looks like work.
braggin’ if you can do it.
of success is showing up.
I know half of
my money is wasted on advertising… I just don’t know which half.
telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two have the
optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is
half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it
needs to be.
scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a
person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas
An engineer is
someone who is good with figures, but doesn't have the
personality of an accountant.
science is no more about computers than astronomy is about
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.
The only time
success comes before work is in the dictionary.
You miss 100%
of the shots you don't take.
It's not what you know, it's what you do with what you know.
You don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.
Every great achievement was once considered impossible.
There are two kinds of people, those that do the work and those
that take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is
less competition there.
Only dead fish go with the current.
Corrie Ten Boom
Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of
There are as many opportunities as the stars in the sky, but
you'll never reach them by gazing at them.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you're at.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Those who seek power are invariably the
least fit to wield it.
Education reflects rays of possibility.
Three rules of work:
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
In theory, facts determine theory, but in
fact theory determines facts. Ultimately everything is either
philosophy or theology
O'Toole's Commentary on Murphy's Law
Murphy was an optimist
If anything can go wrong, it will
The Unspeakable Law
As soon as you mention something, if it's good, it goes away, if
it's bad, it happens.