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Einstein Quotes

Posted by sebastiandurandeu on March 8, 2008

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”. This is also know as the KISS principle in desing that states that complexity should always be avoided.
At the same time, Antoine de Saint Exupéry said “It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”.

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”

I’ve found most of these on: http://www.quotedb.com/  and http://www.brainyquote.com/.

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Frases Varias

Posted by sebastiandurandeu on January 18, 2008

“If anything can go wrong, it will”
(Muyphy’s Law, named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy US Air Force engineer, http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murphy-true.html )

“The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment and incredible miracle”
(History or Murphy’s Law, Col. John P. Stapp, http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murphy-true.html )

“Solo hay dos legados que podemos dejar a nuestros hijos: uno son las raices, el otro, las alas.”
(Leido en – Los 7 Habitos de la gente altamente efectiva – de Stephen R. Covey)

“Visteme despacio que estoy apurado.”
(Varios personajes de la historia como Napoleon, Fernando VII de España, etc.)

“El verdadero hombre quiere dos cosas: el peligro y el juego. Por eso ama a la mujer, el juguete más peligroso.”
(Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

“Nobody on his death bed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time on my business’ ”
(Extracted from Book “Developing the Leader within You”, Chap. 2, p. 34)

“¿Qué es la vida? Un frenesí.

¿Qué es la vida? Una ilusión;
una sombra, una ficción
y el mayor bien es pequeño.

¡Que toda la vida es sueño
y los sueños, sueños son!”

(“La vida es sueño”, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Año 1635)

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