“What I cannot create, I do not understand.”

Richard Feynman

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time -- none, zero...”

Charles T. Munger

“Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Day by day, and at the end of the day-if you live long enough-like most people, you will get out of life what you deserve.”

Charles T. Munger

“0(1) is holy.”

Hamid Tizhoosh

“So when people say, "What should I do with my life?" or "What is my life purpose?" what they're actually asking is: "What can I do with my time that is important"”

Mark Manson

“Create more, consume less. Whatever you create it doesn't have to be perfect, just get it out to the world.”

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”


“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”


“Self-perceptions of expertise increase close minded cognition”

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Comfort is a drug. Once you get used to it, it becomes addicting. Give a weak man consistent sex, good food, cheap entertainment and he'll throw his ambitions right out the window. The comfort zone is where dreams go to die.”

“Wealth if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it increases.”

Swahili Proverb

“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”

Marcus Aurelius

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

Marcus Aurelius

“You have power over your mind, not outside events, Realize this, and you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius

“You can literally change people's brains, and when you do, you change their life”

“The more often you perform an action or behave a certain way, the more it gets physically wired into your brain. This amazing adaptive quality of your brain is known as neuroplasticity. Your brain forms neuronal connections based on what you do repeatedly in your life - both good and bad. Every time you act in the same way, a specific neuronal pattern is stimulated and becomes strengthened in your brain.”

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”


“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it”

Eckhart Tolle

“The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection, because we get rewarded in these short-term signals - hearts, likes, thumbs up...And instead, what it is is fake, brittle popularity that's short-term and leaves you even more, admit it, vacant and empty before you did it...”

“That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

Warren Buffet

“Mary Coomer - My former middle grade teacher”

Progress not perfection

“Richness is not having many possessions. Rather, true richness is the richness of the soul.”

The Divine Reality

“The best time to learn a new skill is when you're not supposed to”

Jeremy Kun

“People fear what they don't understand and they hate what they can't conquer.”

Andrew A. Smith

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

Gustave Flaubert

Bruce Lee

“Be like water making its way through the cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Bruce Lee

“The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see I will never find the light unless, like a candle, I am my own fuel.”

Bruce Lee

“If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

Bruce Lee

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”

Bruce Lee

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

Bruce Lee

“Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.”

Bruce Lee


“If you are happy with the way things are going then do nothing, if not start steering your ship in another direction”


“It's about carrying yourself in a way that you could be proud if someone could watch you 24h a day.”

Ann Miura

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Lao Tzu

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”


“If you want to be in the top 1% you have to do what the other 99% of people aren't able or willing to do.”

Eddie O'Connor

“This is the moment that rewiring happens. You may have a streak of weeks or even months, but it all happens in this moment. IN the next minute you'll either rewire your brain in a healthy way, or keep and even strengthen the messed up brain.”


"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

Earl Nightinggale

“Time is precious, waste it wisely.”

K. Bromberg

“You cannot win the war against the world if you cannot win the war against your own mind.”

Will Smith

“Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”

James A. Baldwin

“Don't decrease the goal. Increase the effort.”

Norm Kelly

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most - Impulse is the enemy of success”

Augusta F. Kantra

“One must have chaos within oneself, to give birth to a dancing star. ”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Impossible is nothing. It’s just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world that they have been given, than to explore the power that they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration it’s a dare. Impossible is potential, impossible is temporary. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!”

Muhammad Ali

Buddhism and Mindfulness

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”


“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“This too shall pass”

Persian adage

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him… We need not wait to see what others do.”


“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Bertrand Russell

“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”

Wayne Gretzky

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”

Albert Einstein

“I do not enlighten those who are not eager to learn, nor arouse those who are not anxious to give an explanation themselves. If I have presented one corner of the square and they cannot come back to me with the other three, I should not go over the points again.”


“If you never love you never hurt. If you never hurt you've never lived. Love in life and embrace all the pains that come with it.”

Sophia Nam

“Never half ass two things. Whole ass one thing”

Ron Swanson

“The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.”

John Wooden

“There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money I can get away from everyone.”

Plainview - There will be Blood

“Sometimes a crisis is not really a crisis at all. Just a new beginning. If a new beginning is really new it will feel like a crisis. Any real change at first should make you feel afraid. If you're not afraid of it then it's not real change”

Nathan Hill

“Sometimes we are so wrapped up in our own story that we don't see how we're supporting characters in someone else's story”

Nathan Hill

“The flip side of being a person who never fails at anything is that you never do anything you could fail at. You never do anything risky. There’s a certain essential lack of courage among people who seem to be good at everything.”

Nathan Hill

“Most importantly, I've learned that money is infinite. If I work I can get more of it, or I can let my 1 million grow to 2 million. There's always more of it out there. But time is finite.”

Chris Reining


“When you get comfortable that's when you get weak because you are never on high alert”

Kevin Hart

“Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost”

“Peer pressure is only a bad thing if you have shitty peers. Surround yourself with better to become better.”

Ed Latimore

“Learn to handle a level of stress that would break most people. The world is too hard for most people. To keep people from giving up or checking out, the level of competition in the world has fallen. When things get a little difficult, most people give up. The best things in life are found where the level of stress breaks most people. If you can learn to thrive here, then you will be a winner. This is guaranteed.”

Ed Latimore

“Most people follow everyone else's plan but their own. To start differentiating yourself, all you have to do is stop and take a good look at your career. You need to be following your plan for you - not theirs.”

Chad Fowler

Computer Science

“The art of programming is the skill of controlling complexity. The great program is subdued-simple in it's complexity.”

Marijn Haverbeke

“Lastly, programming exercises should be fun. While there may be moments where you'd rather be doing something else, working out a programming problem should be a rewarding challenge.”

Anton Spraul

“The single most import skill for a computer scientist is problem solving.”

Allen B. Downey

“Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.”

Linus Tovalds

“Your job here is not to be on top of things, it's to get to the bottom of things.”

Donald Knuth

“People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.”

Donald Knuth

“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

Alan Turing

“Loops may achieve a performance gain for your program. Recursion may achieve a performance gain for your programmer. Choose which is more important in your situation”

Leigh Caldwell

“Data dominates. IF you've chosen the right data structures and organized things well, the algorithms will almost always be self evident. Data structures, not algorithms, are central to programming.”

Mastering PostgreSQL

“A good programmer is someone who always looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.”

Doug Linder


“Don't Give Up! I know interview questions can be overwhelming, but that's part of what the interviewer is testing. Do you rise to a challenge or do you shrink back in fear? It's important that you step up and eagerly meet a tricky problem head-on. After all, remember that interviews are supposed to be hard. It shouldn't be a surprise when you get a really tough problem. For extra "Points," show excitement about solving hard problems.”

Galye Lakkmann McDowell CTCI - Page 81

“Those books aren't enough. Academic books prepare you for fancy research, and they will probably make you a better software engineer, but they're not sufficient for interviews.”

Galye Lakkmann McDowell CTCI - Page 2

“To crack the coding interview, you need to prepare with real interview questions. You must practice on real problems and learn their patterns. It's about developing a fresh algorithm, not memorizing existing problems.”

Galye Lakkmann McDowell CTCI - Page 2

“Never let your coding skills atrophy.”

Galye Lakkmann McDowell CTCI - Page 16

“Be foolish enough to dare to think that you can work at the top companies in the world.”

Sean Lee


“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Max Planck

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It's the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

Albert Einstein


“Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.”

Angela Duckworth

“There are no shortcuts to excellence. Developing real expertise, figuring out really hard problems, it all takes time - longer than most people imagine. And then, you know you've got to apply those skills and produce goods or services that are valuable to people. Rome wasn't built in a day.”

Angela Duckworth

“大器晚成 - A big construction is always completed late”

Chinese saying


“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”


“Remove the judgement, and you have removed the thought 'I am hurt': remove the thought 'I am hurt', and the hurt itself is removed.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.”

Jerzy Gregorek


“We are not simply looking for engineers to solve the problems they already know the answers to; we are interested in engineers who can work out the answers to questions they had not come across before.”



“Waking up every morning wondering if you lost it all or should go get a lambo is better than an alarm”

Reddit User morlomor

“BCH also has a very weak dev team when compared to Bitcoin Core. It's like high school team against pros.”

Charlie Lee


“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”

Warren Buffet


“The difference of who you are and you you want to be is what you do.”

Charles Duhigg

“You're the product of the books you read and the people you meet”


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