Quotes I Like

on 27 February 2011
I've been keeping these quotes in a Google Notebook for awhile. But that doesn't do anyone a lick of good. No reason not to share what I think are important words.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. --Calvin Coolidge
I am a maker. I think work should be about making things work. Better. Faster. Smaller. Smarter. So I build bridges between what's known and not. I tinker. I toil. I write poetically in an abundance of languages (including code). I hack. I dissect. I have an insatiable desire to uncomplicate the complicated. I am easily inspired. I believe that just  because it hasn't been thought of doesn't mean that it won't be. Potential is my thrill ride. Imagination is my most-used tool. I am a maker. And I am what moves the world forward. --Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Purdue University
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. --Dr. Seuss
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. --Daniel Burnham
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. --John F. Kennedy