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Inspiration for the future, from the past.

Chi ha talento fa cose diverse perché il talento glielo permette.
Antonio Rezza
More importantly, it’s unwise to allow a third-party to define your long-term brand identity; sure, Facebook is huge now, but then so was the T-Rex.
Don't fear moving slowly. Fear standing still.
Chinese proverb
When people speak in a very elaborate and sophisticated way, they either want to tell a lie, or to admire themselves. You should not believe such people. Good speech is always clear, clever, and understood by all.
Leo Tolstoy
There are no solutions, only trade-offs.
You have to start from the customer experience and work the technology backwards.
Steve Jobs
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka' but 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
C.S. Lewis
Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.
Bill Belichick
What seems expensive is often cheap in the long run.
I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Si offre il caffé a chi ti trova l'errore.
The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act.
Paul Graham
While you can't see it or touch it, the most valuable thing you have is your attention.
Developers are students for life.
Don't assume malice when stupidity will suffice.
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
Erica Jong
Be great at what you do and you won't need a resume.
L'uomo del mio tempo è ancora quello della clava, solo che ora butta in rete la spazzatura
Fabio Rizzo
Il creativo lavora mentre gioca e gioca mentre lavora.
Sebastiano Gaggiano
Clear thinkers take feedback from reality, not society.
The overeducated are worse off than the undereducated, having traded common sense for the illusion of knowledge.
Naval Ravikant
Followers are like frequent flier miles - great until you try and use them for something.
Naval Ravikant
Education is the job of a lifetime.
It’s harder to be kind than clever.
The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.
Competence > Credentials
If tobacco companies get in trouble for selling products that give people cancer, then universities should get in trouble for selling student debt to students with worthless degrees.
Naval Ravikant
Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius.
Happiness is forgetting what you’re supposed to want.
Pessimists sound smart. Optimists make money.
Nat Friedman
Focusing is about saying no.
Steve Jobs
Tutto ciò che è miope si paga a caro prezzo.
Better roughly right than precisely wrong.
John Maynard Keynes
A flower is simply a weed with an advertising budget.
You are successful if you wake up every morning excited about the upcoming day.
Clear thinkers take feedback from reality, not society.
Game developers: with enough if statements and while loops I can do literally anything. Web developers: I will use graph theory and a hand crafted functional state management framework to create this sign up form.
Saman Bemel-Benrud
Of course, fancy writing doesn't just conceal ideas. It can also conceal the lack of them. That's why some people write that way, to conceal the fact that they have nothing to say. Whereas writing simply keeps you honest. If you say nothing simply, it will be obvious to everyone, including you.
People want you to be successful until you are successful and then they don’t want you to be successful anymore. It’s a curious thing.
Essere speciale ed essere maledetto coincidono spesso
Fabio Rizzo
Mia madre diceva che più leggevo più ero scemo
Fabio Rizzo
Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.
Douglas Martin
He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night.
Divorce complaint of Richard Feynman's second wife
Most people in their life reduce risk to the point where the probability of success goes higher but the consequence of success is inconsequential.
Vinod Khosla
The best "gift for the person who has everything" is to teach them something new.
Paul Graham
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Max Planck
Avoid stupidity before seeking brilliance.
Charlie Munger
Feed a man a fish, feed him for a night. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to make AI, the AI does all the fishing and everyone is fed forever. Then the AI accidentally kills all the people and the fish win.
Education is the job of a lifetime.
Are you really living or just dying very slowly over seventy years.
The problem with genius is that you have to tolerate madness.
Quando l'autore è più importante dell'opera, l'autore non vale niente.
Antonio Rezza
Judge your level of freedom by how long you can turn off your phone.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It's particles all the way down.
Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.
Douglas Martin
Ultimately the job of a frontend developer is to make people’s lives better, or at least not make it worse.
Charlie Owen
A meeting assumes everyone’s time is equal. Rarely true.
“Take no one’s word for it.” In other words, figure it out yourself. That’s the only way to know anything.
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind.
Nikola Tesla
Personality is what you do when someone is watching. Character is what you do when no one is watching.
You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
James Goldsmith
The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived.
Rita J. King
Le grandi storie sono nel passato, o nel futuro
Sebastiano Vassalli
My working habits are simple: long periods of thinking, short periods of writing.
Ernest Hemingway
People who can't laugh at themselves will always be outwitted by people who can.
T. K. Coleman
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
Charles Kettering
Creativity Is a Lifelong Endeavor.
Sophisticated minds adopt simplified lifestyles; simplistic minds are drawn to overly sophisticated lifestyles.
The advice I would give the younger me — or any young person — would be: Keep your head up in failure and your head down in success.
Jerry Seinfeld
Be married to the problem, not the technology. If you're married to technology, you might easily give up due to stress induced by setbacks or boredom. Being married to the problem will motivate you to have the perseverance to continue through hard times or tedious work.
Creativity needs criticism.
Difficult learning is durable learning.
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
Martin Fowler
Airbnb's product would be 25% better with one new feature: WiFi speed tests. (they actually did it)
Facebook did to our parent's generation what they thought video games would do to us.
Non ho mai compreso chi si vanta con fragorosa risata di esser sempre stato una frana in matematica. Ma che si vergogni, piuttosto.
Se fossi stato capace l'avresti fatto tu, non tuo figlio.
Sebastiano Gaggiano
Ad andare con gli scemi le tue chances iniziano a scemare
Fabio Rizzo
Io non divento ciò che ho sempre odiato
Fabio Rizzo