Quotes and Inspirations


février 23, 2014 at 2:43pm
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There is no Royal Road to geometry.


janvier 28, 2014 at 7:01pm
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When face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.

Lord Kelvin

janvier 16, 2014 at 7:24pm
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Cristi was in his final year of Ph.D. and didn’t need to publish any more papers to graduate, and Dawson already had tenure, so he wasn’t in a rush to publish either. In contrast, Joel was a mid-stage Ph.D. student who was itching to publish the first paper of his dissertation, and Scott was an assistant professor who needed to publish prolifically to earn tenure. These two opposing experiences taught me the importance of deeply understanding the motivations and incentives of one’s potential collaborators before working with them.
Philip Guo, The PhD Grind

décembre 29, 2013 at 3:33pm
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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

décembre 8, 2013 at 10:12pm
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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

- Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

décembre 4, 2013 at 2:10am
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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

novembre 29, 2013 at 5:46pm
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And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Speech

novembre 1, 2013 at 1:04am
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It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste

Henry Ford

octobre 20, 2013 at 3:10am
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You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.

Francis Urquhart, House of Cards

octobre 11, 2013 at 3:23am
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It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic