“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill
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“Each year that passes rings you inwardly with memory and might. Wield your heart, and the world will tremble.” - https://scryfall.com/card/lrw/247/doran-the-siege-tower
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Repost from eclair:
A programmer should be able to find a bug, market an application, refactor a spike, lead a team, architect an application, hack a kernel, schedule a project, build a database, route a network, give a reference, implement UserStories, analyze UserStories, work in a team, work alone, use patterns, innovate, write documentation, have a RealLife, create a cool website, email efficiently, resign gracefully, AdmitIgnorance, and keep on learning. Specialization is for recruiters.
–with large apology to RAH and his estate, PeterMerel (via streamofry)
"It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” -Muhammad Ali
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. - Phillips Brooks
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."-Muhammed Ali
Repost from pinoytumblr:
This week two noteworthy events involving the Philippines made headlines: the botched rescue of Chinese tourists taken hostage by a disgruntled former policeman, and a botched response to a question by Miss Philippines in the finals for the Miss Universe contest. You might ask, what do these two things have in common? Separately, not much, but taken together, they represent both the peril and promise of the Philippines today.
…If the Philippines wants to get its act together and live up to its potential, it needs to demand more of itself. It can achieve this by stopping making excuses for its failures and ending its acceptance of the lowest common denominator. President Aquino promised to put an end to nepotism and corruption in government. The people should make sure he does this. When the police screw up a hostage rescue, the people responsible should be fired. And when a beauty queen blows an attempt to become the glory of the Philippine people, it should be recognized as such.
Brian: So are you going to buy Starcraft 2?
His WoW friend: No, I’m not Asian.
–a conversation my brother had over the internet
“If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate. " - Captain Zap Brannigan (Futurama)
“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.” - George Eliot
Wolverine: Hey, I’m an X-Man and on TWO Avengers teams.
Mockingbird: Yeah, how the hell do you do that?
Wolverine: Multitasking, it’s my mutant power. Don’t tell anybody.
–New Avengers #1 (2010)
Leilana: I saw you.
Sten: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Leilana: You were picking flowers!
Sten: No I wasn’t.
Leilana: You big softie!
Sten: They were medicinal.
Leilana: You’re a big softie!
Sten: We shall never speak of this again.
–Dragon Age Origins. Some of the banter is hilarious.
(Kerwin and I were watching Ma play Scrabble on Facebook)
Me: ang panget ng letters mo
Ma: Meron akong word, di nyo to alam: SUQ
Me: Alam namin yan, market yan sa Marrakesh
Kerwin: Oo nga, nasa Hardy Boys yun
(Tumira si Ma, nakabunot ng “O”)
Kerwin: O, pwede na SOUQ, alternate spelling.
Me: Mali ka, SUKH ung alternate spelling.
Kerwin: Check natin sa Hardy Boys. (Naghukay sa bookshelf, hinanap ang “The Mysterious Caravan”)
Kerwin: O kitam, tama ako e!
(..and apparently, may limit ang post length sa Facebook: 420 chars)
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” - Radmacher
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”
“If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?” – Les Brown
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
Clearly Chris Woltereck was one of the best players in the room, and probably could have won the tournament with a ham sandwich.
–Gerry Thompson on Cruel Control winning the 25-Oct SCG 5k Standard Tournament
The price for being the best is always having to be the best.
–Nanny Ogg, Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett