You don’t take a photograph, you make itAnsel Adams
Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Character is everything.
It’s easier to make things people want, than it is to make people want things
Ein Mann wächst mit seinen Aufgaben.
A man grows with his challenges
If your pictures aren’t good you’re not close enough
Your career is your responsibility. It is not your employer’s responsibility to make sure you are marketable. It is not your employer’s responsibility to train you, or to send you to conferences, or to buy you books. These things are your responsibility. Woe to the software developer who entrusts his career to his employer.
The Clean Coder
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
An anthropologist was asking a primitive tribesman about arithmetic. When the anthropologist asked, “What does two and two make?” the tribesman replied, “Five.” Asked to explain, the tribesman said, “If I have a rope with two knots, and another rope with two knots, and I join the ropes together, then I have five knots.”