I've been writing back and forth to a friend a lot lately, and we've been passing back and forth various famous quotes from history. I've been surprised at some of the quotes from Bill Cosby and Lucille Ball. I always thought of them as comedians, but they have some interesting things to say about life as well.
Here are a few quotes from Bill Cosby:
- "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."
- "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
- "Old is always fifteen years from now."
(In regards to that last quote, I think in the software industry it's really five years instead of fifteen.)
And here's a great quote from Lucille Ball:
- "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
That's one of my mottos: No regrets. (The motto is simple, but the implementation is a little harder. ;)