favorite quotes

a collection of quotes I like

Foul Tarnished, in search of the Elden Ring. Emboldened by the Flame of Ambition. Someone must extinguish thy flame. -Margit the Fell Omen from Elden Ring, moments before dying

the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. -Irulan from Dune

Amor fati -Unknown

You’re not good enough yet, there’s a lot more work to do. -Unknown

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. -Marcus Aurelius

Gratitude gives you power over adversity. -Unknown

Comfort is the killer of man. -Unknown

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. -Unknown

The world won’t lower its difficulty to cater to your weaknesses. -Unknown

People want an authority to tell them how to value things, but they choose this authority not based on facts or results. They choose it because it seems authoritative and familiar. -Michael Burry

Only the dead have seen the end of war. -George Santayana

Comparison is the thief of joy. -Unknown

Without a goal, you can’t score. -Johan Cruyff

If he is not your brother in faith, he is your brother in humanity. -Imam Ali

If, as the official Google line claims, this LaMDA AI is simply imitating human dialogue patterns, then we also have a philosophical problem with the question of when babies become conscious beings. Babies also learn through imitation. When do they have minds? AI researchers are going to hit this one repeatedly. Imitation or not, it’s going to feel to them as if they are dealing with conscious beings. -Unknown

For what purpose, then, do I make a man my friend? In order to have someone for whom I may die, whom I may follow into exile, against whose death I may stake my own life, and pay the pledge, too. -Seneca

Man can not remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. -Alexis Carrel

Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person or that person, this challenge, this deed. Quit the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in right now. You are not some disinterested bystander. Participate. Exert yourself. -Epictetus

The best way to fix bugs in your code is to put them in there yourself. -Unknown

Inveniam viam (I’ll either find a way or make one.) -Hannibal et al.

Conscience is a man’s compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities when directing one’s course by it, one must still try to follow its direction. -Vincent van Gogh

Polska gurom! -Mariusz Pudzianowski

I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest. -Napoleon Bonaparte

There is only one way to avoid criticism; Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. -Aristotle

Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75. -Benjamin Franklin

The world is beautiful, you have plenty of time. Just pick the best person to share it with. -Uncle Paul