Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

– Robert Cringley, "Triumph of the Nerds"

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

– Mark Twain

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Two can keep a secret when one is dead.

– Sicilian Folklore

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.

– Unknown