philosophy and purpose

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
— Galileo Galilei

I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the six who merely talk about it.
— Michael Faraday

The power of the mind ought to be directed toward fully understanding by knowledge what is inherent through nature.
— Boethius

Restlessness is discontent, and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
— Thomas Edison

If the auto industry advanced as rapidly as the semiconductor industry, a Rolls Royce would get half a million miles per gallon, and it would be cheaper to throw it away than to park it.
— Gordon Moore

To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do? Which way will you go?
— John Boyd

Be selective about whom you take on as colleagues. The world is full of agreeable and talented folk. The key is to keep company only with people whose presence calls forth your best.
— Epictetus

There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
— Milton Friedman