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David Wen
Entrepreneur, software developer, management consultant. He collects business cards and makes them into flashcards for Korean vocab.
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Quotes and motivations

Adversity causes some to break; others to break records
- William A. Ward

Ships in a harbour are safe; but that's not what ships are built for
- John Augustus Shedd

It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing
- Thomas Jefferson

Worry is the misuse of imagination
- Dan Zadra

Leadership is doing what's right, even when nobody's looking
- George Van Valkenburg

Martin Luther King didn't say "I have a nightmare"
- Not sure...

You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it
- Albert Einstein

You can curse that roses have thorns or rejoice that thorns have roses
- Abraham Lincoln

If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
- Dalai Lama

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Life is not about finding yourself - it's about creating yourself
- George Bernard Shaw

Remember that failure is an event, not a person
- Zig Ziglar

If there is no price to be paid, it is also of no value
- Albert Einstein

If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's.
- Joseph Campbell

If you're going through hell, keep going!
- Winston Churchill

Things are only impossible until they are not
- Jean-Luc Picard

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers
- Mignon McLaughlin

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
- Wayne Gretzky

Orville Wright didn't have a pilot's license
- Richard Tait

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Think everyday: just work hard for one day
- Japanese Proverb

Opportunities multiply as they are seized
- Sun Tzu

When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself
- Wayne Dyer

Pain is bread in French
- Frosh primer, Queen's University

It ain't braggin if you can do it
- Babe Ruth

L'habit ne fait pas le moine (the clothing doesn't make the monk)
- French proverb

Time wasted is existence, used is life
- Edward Young

A man who has nothing he is willing to die for has nothing worth living for
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Good writing is rewriting
- E.B. White

Do not fear mistakes - there are none
- Miles Davis

L'homme c'est rien - l'oeuvre c'est tout
- Gustave Flaubert to George Sand

Humility is a funny thing. When you think you have it, you've lost it.
- E. D. Hulse

Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less
- C.S. Lewis

If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right
- Steve Jobs

The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile.
- Plato

A state of chronic powerlessness eats away at a person
- Haruki Murakami

Leadership is an attitude before it is a role
- Back of some guy's shirt

Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist
- Iron Man

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett both said 'focus' was the most important thing that got them to where they are
- Read this in a book

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift
- Albert Einstein

There has never been a statue erected to honour a critic
- Zig Ziglar

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David Wen
Entrepreneur, software developer, management consultant. He once scaled down a level 5 mountain with no harness on (by accident).