The essence of all software development is the process of breaking a large problem down into smaller, independent pieces (decomposition) and composing the solutions together to form an application that solves the large problem (composition).

Eric Eliott

Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming.

Donald Knuth

What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.

Blaise Pascal

Because of styles, people are separated. They are not united together because styles became law, man. The original founder of the style started out with hypothesis. But now it has become the product of it. It does not matter how you are, who you are, how you are structured, how you are built, or how you are made…it does not seem to matter. You just go in there and become that product. And that, to me, is not right.

Bruce Lee

It’s not about time management, it’s about energy management. It’s important to find activities that recharge you (independent of leverage) so that you have the energy to deal with the high-leverage draining stuff.


Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

Lhamo Dondrub

The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

Tibetan proverb