Quotes

Here are some of my favourite quotes.

Do or do not, there is no try. – Yoda

On Programming

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. – SICP, Preface to the First Edition

On Life

Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend. – Francis Bacon

‘Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’ – Francis Scott Fitzgerald

On Writing

Never use a long word where a short one will do. – George Orwell

Affectation and pedantry in style are now universally condemned. – Joseph Devlin

To follow the best authors and these masters of language will guide you safely along the way. – Joseph Devlin

On Working

More specifically, though, mega-successful traders like Axelrod can’t just retire and play golf and jet or sail around the world– they’re not normal like the rest of us, which is how they were able to become hugely, wildly rich. Trading is the only thing that makes them feel like they have a pulse. – Dealbreaker

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