“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.”
“They did not know it was impossible, so they did it!.” - Mark Twain
“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” Ronald Reagan
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
“True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness” Albert Einstein
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, But not simpler” - Albert Einstein
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” Leonardo da Vinci
“To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe.” - Carl Sagan
“One Beautiful Heart is Better than Thousand Beautiful Faces.” - Shakespeare
“Trust your self, You know more than you think you do” - Benjamin Spock
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” - Albert Einstein
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, You can’t do something, not even me” The Pursuit of Happiness
“You got a dream, you got to protect it” The Pursuit of Happiness
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance…, It is the illusion of knowledge” Stephen Hawking
“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions” - Unknown
“A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“To understand the tree, you need to look at the forest. To understand a forest you need to look at the trees.” Unknown
“Sometimes losing our balance for love is better than keeping it for life”
“Dictatorial regime always tries to be more dictatorial” Alaa Qutaish
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Maturity is not when we start speaking big things, its is when we start understanding small things!” - unknown
“Search for the light not for the bright” Alaa Qutaish
“Your experience limits your imagination” Unknown
“It’s really amazing how those tiny thoughts get connected together; in a way that gives us a decent understanding for life.” Alaa Qutaish
“Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” Albert Einstein
“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” Aristotle
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
“Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.”
“Where there is love there is life” Ghandi
“For those who have been oppressed, they shall not be liberated from the tyrant until they liberate themselves from the pagan ideas and the individuals cult” - Alaa Qutaish
“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.” Henry David Thoreau
“Our lives are not our own, from womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present and by each crime and every kindness, rebirth our future” - Somni, Cloud Atlas.
“At every moment we are in fact a different image. A different entity when mirroring, when hungry, when watching this video. Every second we become different persons as we go through different states.” Athene’s theory of everything.
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” - George Orwell, 1984.
“Sanity is not statistical” - George Orwell, 1984.
“Nobody ever made a grammatical error in a non-literate society” Marshall McLuhan
“You have to sacrifice who you are for what you will become” - Eric Thomas.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill
“Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.” - Blaise Pascal.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” - Rumi.
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” - Rumi.
“To live is to see the little beautiful things around you. To exist is to feel the universe in you with closed eyes. To love is to live and exist at once.” - Alaa Qutaish
“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” - Johannes Kepler
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” - Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“Books saved my sanity, knowledge opened the locked places in me and taught me first how to survive and then how to soar.” - Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands.
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.” - Albert Einstein
“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”
“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left – in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.” - Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl.
“Nothing is worse than imprisoning your thoughts with a liar”
“Nothing is more degrading to intelligence than lies.”
“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you”
“In the spaces between seconds, I exist, I feel free.”
“A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect” - Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
“Sometimes one addition to your life adds nothing, and sometimes it adds the infinite universe.”
“Reminder: It is the little things in life that make a happy life, let’s be good, be happy with each other.”
“Grit is your ability to keep going even when it hurts. Your body and your mission will energize you in those really tough moments and will let you keep going, if you allow it.”
“By having good memories on every place you just visit, you are building paradise in your own heart and your life.” - Toba Beta
“Nothing else you want to do after all your dreams come true. You’ve become numb. You shouldn’t have ever stopped dreaming” - Toba Beta
“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.” -Douglas R. Hofstadter
“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.” - Jack Kerouac.
“Deep understanding of causality sometimes requires the understanding of very large patterns and their abstract relationships and interactions, not just the understanding of microscopic objects interacting in microscopic time intervals.” - Douglas R. Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop
“In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference.” - Douglas Hofstadter
“Give to each emotion a personality, to each state of mind a soul.” - Fernando Pessoa.
“By the time passes, you will realize that we are just like the whole universe which operates in a gravitational order, it’s not unnatural yet unpleasant but this is who we really are.” - Alaa Qutaish
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” - Haruki Murakami
“The core of human intelligence is a general sensitivity to patterns” - Douglas Hofstadter
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - Mahatma Gandhi
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
“How gullible are you? Is your gullibility located in some “gullibility center” in your brain? Could a neurosurgeon reach in and perform some delicate operation to lower your gullibility, otherwise leaving you alone? If you believe this, you are pretty gullible, and should perhaps consider such an operation.” - Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach.
“Science is NOT a battle, it is a collaboration. We all build on each other’s ideas. Science is an act of love, not war. Love for the beauty in the world that surrounds us and love to share and build something together. That makes science a highly satisfying activity, emotionally speaking!” - Yoshua Bengio
“Happiness then, is found to be something perfect and self sufficient, being the end to which our actions are directed.” - Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics.
“Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do..” Pessoa.
“The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people!” Pessoa.
“And, like the great damned souls, I shall always feel that thinking is worth more than living.” - Pessoa.
“A little learning makes the whole world kin.”
“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.” - J. B. Priestley.
“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.” - Antifragile, Nassim Taleb.
“Calmness is the cradle of power.” - Josiah Gilbert Holland.
“Forget everything. Open the windows. Clear the room. The wind blows through it. You see only its emptiness, you search in every corner and don’t find yourself.” - Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka.
“My doubts stand in a circle around every word, I see them before I see the word, but what then! I do not see the word at all, I invent it.” - Franz Kafka
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Friedrich Nietzsche
“You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.” - Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake.
“This feather may look worthless, but it comes from afar and carries with it all my good intentions.” - The joy luck club.
“Fourth question of conscience: Do you want to walk along? Or walk ahead? Or walk by yourself?” - Nietzsche
“The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.” - Friedrich Nietzsche.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” - Seneca
“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” - Seneca
“You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire” - Seneca
“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.” - Seneca
“Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are.” Fernando Pessoa.
“But do we really live? To live without knowing what life is - is that living?” Fernando Pessoa
“Hope is a colorful imagination of reality built on the top of one’s perception of life. The true power of hope is only revealed once it is shipped with knowledge and determination” - Alaa Qutaish
“The only past that worth looking at is the stars” - An Imaginary Spring, Alaa Qutaish.
Hey, I am Alaa, I studied Computer Science at University of Greenwich & have 12+ years of experince in SRE, Cloud Systems & Distributed Systems. I Worked at EU Startups, Telecom Data Centers, German Automotive & Gaming industries. Available for Hands-on Consulting, Training & Team Building.