We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.
If you will it, it is no dream.
אם אין אני לי, מי לי? וכשאני לעצמי, מה אני? ואם לא עכשיו, אימתי?
If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?
Hillel (Pirkei Avot)
Never let your schooling interfere with your education.
Mark Twain (attributed)
A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day.
Aragorn (J.R.R. Tolkein)
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
Programs should be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs)
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville
You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
לא עליך כל המלאכה לגמור, ולא אתה בן חורין ליבטל
It is not incumbent on you to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.
Tarfon (Pirkei Avot)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.