Ao longo de toda a minha vida sempre fui um colecionador de citações: frases, pensamentos e trechos de textos que são, minimamente, inspiradores para a vida de todos os seres humanos. Alguns deles me ensinaram valiosas lições. Aqui, compartilho com meus visitantes aqueles que anotei ao longo do tempo. E a lista vai só aumentando…

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.

– Blaise Pascal, matemático e filósofo francês

Um homem deve se ajustar a um novo objetivo assim que o antigo cai por terra.

– Sir Ernest Shackleton, explorador da Antártida e capitão do Endurance, 1915

Those that say it can’t be done need to get out of the way of the people who are already doing it

Joel Barker, autor e futurista

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoi, autor russo

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!

Benjamin Franklin

“Pawns are really queens in disguise”

Lisa Mangum, autora

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb

— Najwa Zebian, autora do livro Mind Platters

Premature optimization is the root of all evil

Donald Knuth, autor do livro The Art of Computer Programming.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil

Donald Knuth, cientista da computação americano

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I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

— Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)