Computer Science

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Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

~Stephen R. Covey

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

~Benjamin Franklin

So the conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it -perhaps as much more valuable as roots are more vital than grafts.

~Will Durant, The Lessons of History

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown propos’d as things forgot.

~Alexander Pope, An Essay On Criticism.

I listen to everybody, but most of the time I learn not to do.

~Abraham Lincoln

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

~Albert Einstein.

A lecture has been well described as the process whereby the notes of the teacher become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either.

~Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom.

~Will Durant, The Lessons of History

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

~Leon C. Megginson

History reports that the men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all.

~Will Durant, The Lessons of History

It is unit tests that keep our code flexible, maintainable, and reusable. The reason is simple. If you have tests, you do not fear making changes to the code! Without tests every change is a possible bug.

~Robert C. Martin, Clean Code.

Activity and reflection should ideally complement and support each other. Action by itself is blind, reflection impotent.

~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow

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