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Quotes 

 

 

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."
- Chinese proverb
  

  

"Don't let school get in the way of your education."
- Mark Twain  

  

 

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
- Louis Pasteur  

 

 

"The Chinese call luck opportunity and they say it knocks every day on your door. Some people hear it; some do not. It's not enough to hear opportunity knock. You must let him in, greet him, make friends and work together."
- Bernard Gittelson  

 

 

"For humans, honesty is a matter of degree. Engineers are always honest in matters of technology and human relationships. That's why it's a good idea to keep engineers away from customers, romantic interests, and other people who can't handle the truth."
- Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle  

 

"I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."
- Isaac Newton  

 

 

"Failing to plan is planning to fail."  

 

 

"What is written without effort is, in general, read without pleasure."
- Samuel Johnson  

 

"Present to inform, not to impress; if you inform, you will impress. "
- Fred Brooks  

 

 

 

"Some students in the lab are only nominally supervised by a thesis advisor. This can work out well for people who are independent self-starters. It has the advantage that you have only your own neuroses to deal with, not your advisor's as well."
- from "How to do research at the MIT AI Lab"  

 

 

"Life goes by so fast, that if you don't stop and look around, you might miss it."
- from the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off  

 

 

"Dissertations are not finished; they are abandoned."
- Fred Brooks  

 

reference:  A graduate school survival guide by Ronald T. Azuma

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~azuma/hitch4.html