Quotes

Don’t be afraid to say out your opinions loud. Depending on the situation, you can adjust the tone to be hard or soft. – Boro

Everyone can have their own opinions, but in Mathematics/logic it’s only the truth that matters. – Boro

Listen, observe, learn, conclude. – Boro

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty. – Bertrand Russel

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5-6

Repetitio est mater studiorum. – Latin phrases

As long as our hypothetical Blub programmer is looking down the power continuum, he knows he’s looking down. Languages less powerful than Blub are obviously less powerful, because they’re missing some feature he’s used to. But when our hypothetical Blub programmer looks in the other direction, up the power continuum, he doesn’t realize he’s looking up. What he sees are merely weird languages. He probably considers them about equivalent in power to Blub, but with all this other hairy stuff thrown in as well. Blub is good enough for him, because he thinks in Blub. – Paul Graham, Beating the Average

Teaching’s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way. – Bill Gates

Believing and understanding are not different but the same thing in different stages of learning. – Tyler Colleridge

A program is like a poem: you cannot write a poem without writing it. – E. W. Dijkstra

First learn computer science and all the theory. Next develop a programming style. Then forget all that and just hack. – George Carrette

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity. – Aaron Swartz

The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it. – Dennis Ritchie

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. – Coach John Wooden

Meditation is the ability to know what’s going on in your head without getting carried away by it. So you can respond, not react. – Dan Harris

I can’t make out the boundaries of a problem without writing some code. Code is the flashlight that keeps me from fumbling in the dark. – David Hansson, in response to First, solve the problem. Then, write the code. – John Johnson

Often people talk about mathematics being useful for programming. It works both ways. Programming (esp. functional programming) has deepened my understanding of mathematics in numerous ways. – Dan Piponi

The great programmers I’ve met are happy to write software in nearly any language. The mediocre ones have strong opinions on the best programming language. – Ryan Huber

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. – John Maeda

Sometimes, the elegant implementation is just a function. Not a method. Not a class. Not a framework. Just a function. – John Carmack

Simplify only after the function is correct. – The Little Schemer, 6th Commandment

To not become a zombie one should engage with others, but most importantly with oneself. – Boro

Writing helps with organizing thoughts, mostly by imagining target audience. – Boro

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