Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard
Once you start trading for yourself, you start thinking for yourself. Yeonmi Park, escapee from North Korea, author of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
30. If you listen to successful people talk about their methods, remember that all the people who used the same methods and failed did not make videos about it. “100 Tips for a Better Life” from LessWrong.
“The highest form of wisdom is kindness.” – The Talmud, Brachot 17a
Thought can be lofty without being elegant, but to the extent it lacks elegance it will have less effect on others. Force without finesse is mere mass. Fernando Pessoa from The Book of Disquiet
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less Marie Curie
Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points. The Technium, “68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice“
The difference between “signiﬁcant” and “not signiﬁcant” is not itself statistically signiﬁcant. Gelman and Stern (2006)
The first Quality of an Historian is to be true & impartial; the next to be interesting. David Hume The same could be said of any researcher or even blogger (at least those bloggers like myself focused on advancing knowledge). I found this quotation in the very interesting book The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith and the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought. Very interesting.