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The Beauty Of Quotes Is…

April 25, 2009 2 comments

that they are both dense and concise. When I hear a quote that hits close to home it rocks my world like a Mike Tyson power punch (when he was in his prime). Sometimes the effect is positive and sometimes it’s negative, but it’s always impactful. Here’s a top 10 list of my current favorites:

  1. “Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.” – A. H. Weiler
  2. “An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.” – Robert A. Humphrey
  3. “A picture is worth a thousand words. A metaphor is worth a thousand pictures.” – Ben Tamari
  4. “Comprehensiveness is the enemy of comprehensibility.” – Martin Fowler
  5. “Creation is an intimate act of communication between the creator and the created.” – W. L. Livingston
  6. “Facts are useful because they give the conscious mind something to do while the emotions decide what’s true” – Dale Dauten
  7. “I hold great hopes for UML, which seems to offer a way to build products that integrate hardware and software, and that is an intrinsic part of development from design to implementation. But UML will fail if management won’t pay for quite extensive training, or toss the approach when panic reigns.” – Jack Gannsle
  8. “If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions” – Albert Einstein
  9. “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates
  10. “It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.” – William James

What’s your current favorite list?

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