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1) Antoine de Saint-Exupery: If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the
vast and endless sea.
2) J Krishnamurti : Truth is a Pathless Land: "My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free"
3) Charlie Chaplin UK: "You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when
I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the streets trying
to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the
greatest actor in the world. I had to feel the exuberance
that comes from utter confidence in yourself. Without it,
you go down to defeat."
- Charlie Chaplin
4) Ken Thompson:
5) Dennis Ritchie Home Page: At the end of the page... it was stated : 'Last fiddled: January,
2001, just to put into categories. '
I say : You can put in categories in this tool too...
6) Ask Osho? The Mystic Replies to Your Questions: Your Questions Answered
Your Answers Questioned
7) Don Knuth\'s Home Page: author of The Art of Computer Programming
8) About Richard J. Geib: What else about me? I am a lover of books and reading and
writing perhaps more than anything else; there is no holier
place in the world for me than a bookstore. I believe in
manners and in being a gentleman until given no other
alternative. I believe in the common man in the Walt
Whitman sense who is a comrade of all free men and
women "who shake hands and welcome to drink and meat." ("a
learner with the simplest, a teacher of the
thoughtfullest"). I think that no matter who you are or
what you do you should strive to be the best - or at least
do the best you can do (it is the school teacher in me, I
guess). I truly think mankind is an irreparably fallen
creature, but I am continually amazed at the kind and
generous individuals I meet in this world (both online and
9) Guruji Muralidhara Swamigal: My Guru...
10) Kamal Haasan: one of my favorite film stars - to collect some of his best
movies imo !
11) Amartya Sen: i have get some good quotes... i have read some
pages of one of his books and it was very good...
12) Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam: I have read "Wings of Fire" and it's WOW. If you donot
have high hopes for India... do read it :-)
13) Mother Teresa: find some good quotes...
14) John Ruskin:
15) Mark Twain:
16) Aristotle: why am i inspired !
17) Cicero: he has written about health ! what is it !
18) Voltaire: why am i inspired !
19) Ralph Waldo Emerson: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know" oops...
20) Bertrand Russell: why am i inspired !
21) Rudyard Kipling: add the IF poem !
22) George Bernard Shaw: add some quotations
23) Epictetus: 2do - to add the one book i have read...
24) The Mother: 2do
25) Sri Aurobindo: 2do
26) Mahatma Gandhi: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
27) Patrick Combs\' Good Thinking Site: "Going for Greatness"
28) Clay Shirky\'s Internet Writings: he has lots of great articles on his site !
29) rebecca blood\'s essays: different sections in the site are : useful passions need
a very good website
30) John VanDyk: View from an Iowa Homestead: We\'re Here to Help: His metadata plugin is one of my
inspirations/references for building this tool...
31) Joshua Allen : Better Living Through Software: once he referred to kanishta brahman or something ! -
he has a great 'making a semantic web' article...
32) Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History: They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
33) E. E. Cummings: To be nobody but yourself -in a world which is doing its
best, night and day, to make you like everybody else- means
to fight the hardest battle which any human being can
fight, and never stop fighting.
34) Lorimer, George Horace: It's good to have money and the things that money can buy,
but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make
sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
35) Edward Abbey: Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul
36) John D. Rockefeller: The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find
what interests you and that you can do well, and put your
whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and
natural ability you have.
37) Richard Hofstadter: If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind
than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is
having an excess of commitment to some special and
38) Swami Sivananda: Eating, drinking, sleeping! A little laughter! Much
Weeping! Is that all! Do not die here like a worm, Wake
up! Attain Immortal Bliss
39) Henry D. Thoreau: Life
without principle is a mind bomb
"The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be
bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?" - Walden
40) William James: There is no greater happiness than to be occupied with
good, whether it be good thoughts, good actions, or
good employment; for ever good thing is filled with
perfect Happiness, and evil cannot enter the heart or
house that is tenanted by all that is good
41) Tom Peters: introduced me to WOW - He has lots of cool slid
es on the web
42) Joel Spolsky: He has publised a free book on the web : User Interface Design for Programmers
43) Brent Simmons: Brent has a useful tips page and
the first tip is "Always look at prior art"
44) theinfo.org - The Info Network: the way you want the web to be
45) Tim Berners-Lee: The inventor of the web - What more can I say !
46) Aaron: Aaron is Canadian by birth, American by descent, North
American by experience et Montrealais au fond.
What is his second name ?
47) Már Örlygsson: 2do
48) Aaron Swartz: Aaron told Kishore once upon a time during a long ICQ
chat "do it yourself - that's how i learnt !" - Thanks
49) Jakob Nielsen: he has got many tips at his site !
50) Philip Greenspun: Some of Phil's statements...
- Work on something that excites you enough to want
work 24x7. Become an expert on data model + page
Build some great systems by yourself and put them on
resume ("I built X" rather than "I built a piece of X as
part of a huge team"). Take periodic long trips to exotic
countries and learn from people (sometimes your own
country is after all the most exotic).
- question : how about starting a nonprofit web
So the bottom line is that I think the most interesting
profit work is done
by groups that start with a cause and use technology as
Environmental Defense and scorecard.org) rather than
that that start
with a technology solution in search of a problem.
- What makes your BBOARD so successful?
I think that the best thing someone can say about a Web
service is "I got my
question answered there." --- Bottom line is that your
final statement is correct. It takes more than
- How are things going with the Ars Digita case?
The fight is over. Competent lawyers like to say "A bad
settlement is better
than a good lawsuit." I'd go so far as to say this was a
good settlement in
that each party got what it really wanted. So that means
it is much much
better than any lawsuit.