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Brainy Bill Gates Quotes

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.

In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.

DOS is ugly and interferes with users’ experience.

I’m sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn’t on our radar screen. We were just making great software.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.

I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right.

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.

640K ought to be enough for anybody.

I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we’re going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you’re trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you’re giving it away.

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.

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Brainy Robert Frost Quotes

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.

Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.

Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.

And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

Jack Handey

Jack Handey

1. ”If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is “Probably because of something you did.”

2. ”I bet a funny thing about driving a car off a cliff is, while you’re in midair, you still hit those brakes.”

3. ”If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”

4. ”One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. ‘Oh, no,’ I said, ‘Disneyland burned down.’ He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”

5. ”Friendship is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel its warmth.”

6. ”It takes a big man to cry but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.”

7. ”If you work on a lobster boat, sneaking up behind someone and pinching him, is probably a joke that gets old really fast.”

8. ”Sometimes I think the world has gone completely mad. And then I think, ‘Aw, who cares?’ And then I think, ‘Hey, what’s for supper?”

9. “In weightlifting, I don’t think sudden, uncontrolled urination should automatically disqualify you.”

10. ”Whenever I see an old lady slip and fall on a wet sidewalk, my first instinct is to laugh. But then I think, what if I was an ant, and she fell on me. Then it wouldn’t seem quite so funny.”

11. ”Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.”

12. ”A funny thing is if you’re out hiking and your friend gets bit by a poisonous snake, tell him you’re going for help, then go about ten feet and pretend YOU got bit by a snake. Then start an argument about who’s going to get help. A lot of guys will start crying. That’s why it makes you feel good when you tell them it was just a joke.”

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Brainy Barack Obama Quotes

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’

Americans… still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact.

As a nuclear power – as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon – the United States has a moral responsibility to act.

For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant – Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world – including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.

Even when folks are hitting you over the head, you can’t stop marching. Even when they’re turning the hoses on you, you can’t stop.

But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no.

And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it.

And we have done more in the two and a half years that I’ve been in here than the previous 43 Presidents to uphold that principle, whether it’s ending “don’t ask, don’t tell,” making sure that gay and lesbian partners can visit each other in hospitals, making sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex couples.

And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.

But if you – if what – the reports are true, what they’re saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs, we knew that.

But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day.

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK.

Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.

Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market.

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

As I’ve said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis’ future.

Brainy Ayn Rand Quotes

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

I don’t build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

Evil requires the sanction of the victim.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics – a rational ethics – as a precondition of rebirth.

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.

Government “help” to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind.

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

Do not ever say that the desire to “do good” by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

All art is quite useless.

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

Brainy Dalai Lama Quotes

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

Sleep is the best meditation.

Brainy Henry David Thoreau Quotes

An unclean person is universally a slothful one.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.

A man’s interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.

As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

Be not simply good – be good for something.

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.

Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!

All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one… characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Brainy Henry Ford Quotes

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Any colour – so long as it’s black.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

History is more or less bunk.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.

Brainy William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Boldness be my friend.

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

An overflow of good converts to bad.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.