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Matt Sinclair

Graduate Student, Computer Architecture mdsincl2 'at' illinois 'dot' edu
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In addition to collecting interesting articles, I have also taken to collecting interesting quotes over the years. Most, but not all, of these quotes are motivational quotes. Enjoy!

  • "It's about the journey, not the destination."
    - Christine Frank

  • "When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before."
    - Stonecutter's Credo, Jacob Riis

  • "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
    - Calvin Coolidge

  • "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all-the-time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
    - Vince Lombardi

  • "It takes talent to get to the top, but it takes character to stay there."
    - John Wooden

  • "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
    - Henry Ward Beecher

  • "In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends."
    - John Churton Collins

  • "Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world."
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 
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