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Aiden Hao Song

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Computer Science

Life is too short to be ordinary.


1. Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a decoration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
---Mahammad Ali

2. Being a leader is achieved through stoicism, discipline, and sacrifice.
---Elizabeth Holmes

3. Every plan is made to be broken. ---Sheryl Sandbergh

4. Ofren time we do all sorts of silly things to avoid appear different. Conformity happens so naturally that we can forget how powerful it is. We want to be accepted by our peers. We want to be part of the group. It's in our biology. But the thing that makes us human are those time that we listen to the whisper of our soul and allow ourselves to be pulled into the other direction.
---Evan Spiegel

5. Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.
---Martin Luther King Jr.

6. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
---Marcus Aurelius

7. We all get what we tolerate. All the problems in the world is always just fear.
---Tony Robbins

8. Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
---Ben Stein

9. When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own - not of the same blood and birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are unnatural.
---Marcus Auerlius

10. Be clear about your intention and the universe would rise up to meet you wherever you are.
--- Oprah's letter to India.Arie

11. Because wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure.
---The Alchemist

12. I said that people never change their lives, that in any case one life was as good as another and that I wasn't dissatisfied with mine here at all.
---Albert Camus

13. Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.
--- Galatians 6:9

14. The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one had ever been.
--- Albert Einstein

15. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
---Marcus Aurelius

16. Mathematics requires a small does, not of genius, but of an imaginative freedom which, in a larger dose, would be insanity.
--- Angus K. Rodgers

17. I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
--- Muhammad Ali

18. We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
--- Seneca the Younger

19. Beware that, when fighting mosters, you yourself do not become a moster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you..
--- Mark Twain

20. Study what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irrelavant and original manner possible.
--- Richard Feynman

21. Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.
--- Jerzy Gregorek

22. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
--- Dr.Seuss

23. Why fit in when you born to stand out?
--- Dr.Seuss

24. Excuses are born out of fear. Eliminate your fear and there will be no excuses.
--- Unknown

25. Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
--- Phil Jackson

26. Everything is difficult until you know how to do it. --- Anonymous

27. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, "I will try again tomorrow."
--- Mary Radmache

28. A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.
--- Sonia Sotomayor

29. I don't know what's worse: to not know what you are and be happy or to become what you've always wanted to be, and feel alone. --- Flowers for Alegrnon