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My Favorite Quotes

A collection of my favorite quotes

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Michael Lohr
·Mar 11, 2021·

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A list of my favorite quotes.

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”  —  Douglas Adams

From the ingenious book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams which is also famous for the number 42 ( Wiki).

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”  —  Unknown

Even though this quote is often being attributed to Albert Einstein, the origin of this quote is actually not known ( Source). Related xkcd. Great movie version in the game Far Cry 3 ( YouTube).

“Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.”  —  Linus Torvalds

From the creator of the Linux kernel.

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”  —  Alan Turing

Alan Turing is the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”  —  Elon Musk

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”  —  Albert Einstein

“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.”  —  Albert Einstein

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” —   Arthur C. Clarke

“Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent”  —  Bill Gates

“A brilliant solution to the wrong problem can be worse than no solution at all: solve the correct problem.”  —  Don Norman

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”  —  Pablo Picasso

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”  —  Steve Jobs

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”  —  Seneca

“The perfect is the enemy of the good.”  —  Voltaire

 
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