Here are some of my favorite quotes from athletes, programmers, revolutionary figures and A-players that inspires me or make me laugh. I hope you enjoy them!

"Victims love entertainment. Leaders love education." — Robin Sharma

"My glory doesn't happen in front of a crowd. It doesn't happen in a stadium or on a stage. There are no medals handed out. It happens in the darkness of the early morning. In solitude. Where I try. And I try. And I try again. With everything I have, to be the best that I can possibly be.
Better than I was yesterday. Better than people thought I could be. Better than I thought I could be. Faster and stronger and smarter. And claim one victory that no one can ever take away from me. Ever. A victory that is earned every single day. A victory of determination and will and discipline. A victory achieved because: I will not stop." - Jocko Willink

"Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?" — Steve Jobs

"Listen to me. We’re here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?" — Steve Jobs

"I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary." — Elon Musk

"I could either watch it happen or be a part of it." — Elon Musk

"If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done." — Thomas Jefferson


"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." — Isaac Asimov

"Data is not information. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not understanding. Understanding is not wisdom." — Clifford Stoll


"Winning is not an option. It's a choice."

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." — Samuel Beckett

"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude." — Aldous Huxley

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." — Lao Tzu

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." — Lao Tzu

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt." — Sun Tzu

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." — Lao Tzu

"To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders." — Lao Tzu


"Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price." — Sun Tzu

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." — Sun Tzu

"It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you will only die tired." — A Viking Saying

"Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich." — Peter Ustinov


"What I want is to be number one." — Steve Prefontaine

"At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far. — Muhammad Ali

"You’re never a loser until you quit trying." — Mike Ditka

"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even." — Muhammad Ali

"It never gets easier, you just go faster." — Greg LeMond

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." — Michael Jordan

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." — Steve Prefontaine


"Talk is cheap. Show me the code." — Linus Torvalds

"Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships." — Linus Torvalds

"Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering." — Bill Gates

"Writing code is not production, it’s not always craftsmanship though it can be, it’s design." — Joel Spolsky

"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency." — Alan Turing