Success and Failure
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Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and whatever you hit, call it the target.
Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken down.
I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.
Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.