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memorable quotes and stories

I've realized that I quite enjoy internalizing short little impactful pieces, whether from books and movies, or even in conversation.

Thus I've decided to keep a collection of some of my favorites:

We do not lose our souls in a single day, we lose it little by little.
-- Virginia Kettle, Quora

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
-- Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

I sometimes want to fail more people in my classes. This is not because I am evil (although some people here seem to think so), but because I want the people who graduate from our computer science program to be truly the best in the world.
-- Luis von Ahn, blog

As I look back at my life, I'd propose that my successes were the product of preparation and hard work.
-- Paul G. Allen, Idea Man

The brick walls give us a chance to show how badly we want something. They stop people who don’t want it badly enough.
-- Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Life isn't always so complicated, think what happens when we actually do as we say.
-- Unknown

Joseph Zhong

Joseph Zhong

“The brick walls give us a chance to show how badly we want something. They stop people who don’t want it badly enough.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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