These are the quotes I live by.

[CS&E] is a field that attracts a different kind of thinker. I believe that one who is a natural computer scientist thinks algorithmically. Such people are especially good at dealing with situations where different rules apply in different cases; they are individuals who can rapidly change levels of abstraction, simultaneously seeing things “in the large” and “in the small”.

Donald Knuth

“Science is metal AF” deserves to be shouted from the rooftops, and to be a primary lesson when science is taught. Science is not received wisdom. Science is discovery, wrong turns, persistence, failure, exaltation. Science is metal AF.

Heather E Heying

Short-term problems are often long-term blessings. Keep moving.


The average man does not want to be free, he simply wants to be safe.

Michael Krechmer

Politics is downstream from culture.

Andrew Breitbart

Discipline equals freedom.

Jocko Willink

You can’t test in quality.

Kevin Twitchell

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.

Carl Jung

Every day, do something foolish, something creative, and something generous.

Benjamin Graham

Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, ‘Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything — God and our friends and ourselves included — as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Take no thought, saying “what shall we eat?”, or “what shall we drink?”, or “wherewithal shall we be clothed?”, for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient is unto the day is the evil thereof.


It is better to look up.

Thomas S. Monson

…and too many Edsger Dijkstra quotes to choose from.