"What appears to be a fault, often, by a change of viewpoint, turns out to be one of the greatest assets you can have." - Hamming

"When you are famous it is hard to work on small problems. The great scientists often make this error. They fail to continue to plant the little acorns from which the mighty oak trees grow." - Hamming

"What most people think are the best working conditions, are not. Very clearly they are not because people are often most productive when working conditions are bad." - Hamming

"Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest. Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. I don't want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate." - Hamming

"Great scientists tolerate ambiguity very well. They believe the theory enough to go ahead; they doubt it enough to notice the errors and faults so they can step forward and create the new replacement theory. If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance." - Hamming

"The great scientists, when an opportunity opens up, get after it and they pursue it. They drop all other things." - Hamming

“The moment one gets into the ‘expert’ state of mind a great number of things become impossible." - Henry Ford

“The man who keeps brain office hours limits his horsepower. If he is satisfied to pull only the load that he has, well and good, that is his affair — but he must not complain if another who has increased his horsepower pulls more than he does. Leisure and work brings different results. If a man wants leisure and gets it — then he has no cause to complain. But he cannot have both leisure and results of work.” - Henry Ford

“Even the man who most feels himself ‘settled’ is not settled — he is probably sagging back.” - Henry Ford

“I had plenty of time, for I never left my business. I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.” - Henry Ford

"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Pasteur

"Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration." - Edison

"There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs." - Thomas Sowell