Confessions of a researchaholic

Memo

To my future self

When others try to beat us down, we go up

“Be the best version of yourself.” – Unknown

“Live a simple life.” – dad

“Don’t get mad, get even.” – Unknown

“To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Tolerate only ‘A’ players.” – Steve Jobs

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

“Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama

“It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” – Grace Hopper

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” — Andre Gide

“There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.” – Joseph Haydn

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy
塞翁失馬,焉知非福

“A man is measured by the size of things that anger him.” – Geof Greenleaf
一個人的格局是由他在乎事情的大小來衡量

“Anger is a sign that I haven’t figured out a smart solution to a problem.”

“Altruism is the ultimate form of selfishness.”

“Humility is the ultimate expression of confidence.”

“Don’t join them if you can beat them.”

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“高築牆,廣積糧,緩稱王” – 朱升

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” – Steve Jobs

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” – Louis Hector Berlioz

“You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way.” – Marvin Minsky

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz

“To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one’s tail.” – T. E. Lawrence

“An idea a day keeps the boredom away.” – Some researcher

I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll ever need right up to the day you die - William T. Wiley

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