„I've had marvelous and incredible luck, and devoted parents, sisters, friends, and teachers. What more can one ask? These things contribute enormously. Probably the major part of one's success is due to these factors.“
— Yehudi Menuhin, As stated in his interview with Martyn Lewis in Lewis' book, Reflections on Success(1997)
„I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
Context: I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don't blame them. Its really tough and it consumes your life. If you've got a family and you're in the early days of a company, I can't imagine how one could do it. I'm sure its been done but its rough. Its pretty much an eighteen hour day job, seven days a week for awhile. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you're not going to survive. You're going to give it up. So you've got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you're passionate about otherwise you're not going to have the perseverance to stick it through. I think that's half the battle right there. The Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program Oral History Interview http://americanhistory.si.edu/comphist/sj1.html, Advice for Future Entrepreneurs (20 April 1995)
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„We can deduce, often, from one part of physics like the law of gravitation, a principle which turns out to be much more valid than the derivation.“
— Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
Context: Now we have a problem. We can deduce, often, from one part of physics like the law of gravitation, a principle which turns out to be much more valid than the derivation. This doesn't happen in mathematics, that the theorems come out in places where they're not supposed to be! chapter 2, “ The Relation of Mathematics to Physics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ZYEb0Vf8U” referring to the law of conservation of angular momentum
„To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, "If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can."“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 40
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
Book I, 645a.16
— Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
Book VIII, 1155a.5
— Rosa Luxemburg, The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
„Matilda is adorable, and beautifully observant and wise. Michelle and I love her so much. Becoming a father exceeds all my expectations. It's the most remarkable experience I've ever had — it's marvelous.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
On becoming a father to his daughter Matilda, (June 2005), as quoted in "Obituary: Heath Ledger" http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/23/2144459.htm, ABC News, January 23, 2008.
— Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954