Some of my favorite Quotes by Swami Vivekananda







Some Quotes from other Sources


First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win - Mohandas Gandhi


In matters of principle, stand like a rock; In matters of taste, swim with the current. -- Thomas Jefferson


Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge

is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ---Albert Einstein


When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second.

When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.

That's relativity. ---Albert Einstein, on relativity


As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain;
and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. --- Albert Einstein


Not everything that can be counted counts and

not everything that counts can be counted. ---Albert Einstein


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking

we used when we created them. ---Albert Einstein


Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. -- Albert Einstein


Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. -- Albert Schweitzer


The most important things can't be measured --- Deming


'Most people see things as they are and wonder why.

I see things that never were and say why not.'-- George Bernard Shaw


"... What the Metaphysics of Quality would do is take this separate category, Quality, and

show how it contains within itself both subjects and objects. The Metaphysics of Quality

would show how things become enormously more coherent - fabulously more coherent -

when you start with an assumption that Quality is the primary

empirical reality of the world ..." --- Pirsig

If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams and
endeavors to live the life they have imagined, they will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau

“Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck.

Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere safe

and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless”


“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely”


“When the only tool that you have is the hammer, every problem will look like a nail”




"As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies,
 various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee."

Bhagavath Gita: "Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men
are struggling through paths which in the end lead to Me."

All religions have some basic rules that define what good conduct is and what kind of conduct should be avoided. In Buddhism, the most important rules are the Five Precepts. These have been passed down from the Buddha himself.

1. No killing                              Respect for life
2. No stealing                          Respect for others' property
3. No sexual misconduct       Respect for our pure nature
4. No lying                                Respect for honesty
5. No intoxicants                     Respect for a clear mind

From Shakespeare's As You Like It

All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.

And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,

Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances;

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.


Most programmers go through a gradual occupational awakening. When I wrote my first small programs, I thought, "Once I get the programs to compile and quit getting all these syntax errors, I will have computer programming figured out." After I stopped having problems with syntax errors, sometimes my programs still didn't work, and the problems that were left seemed even harder to figure out than the syntax errors were. I adopted a new belief, "Once I get the program debugged, I will have computer programming figured out." That worked until I started creating larger programs and began to have problems because the various pieces I created didn’t work together the way I though they would. I came to rest on a new believe, "Once I figure out how to design effectively, I Will finally have software development figured out." I created some beautiful designs, but then some of my designs had to change because the requirements kept changing. At that point, I thought, “Once I figure out how to get good requirements, I will finally have software development figured out." Somewhere along the path to learning how to get good requirements I began to realize that I might never get software development figured out. That realization was my first real step toward software engineering enlightenment. -- Professional Software Development by Steve McConnell