Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of thinking

David Schwartz

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten

Jon Bon Jovi

Be open to learning new lessons even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday

Ellen Degeneres

The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race

Susan Saint

Somtimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading

Kevin Smith

Real listening is a willingness to let the other persons change you

Alan Alda

Smart People talk about ideas. Common people talk about things. Mediocre people talk about people.

Jules Romains

Life is a series of commas, not periods

Matthew Mcconaughey

Learn from mistakes of others, you can't make them all yourself

Jean Claude Mejia

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like

Will Smith

A Man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

Every man has his faults. It all depends on whether he has enough good qualities to counterbalance them.

Ferenc Santa

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple and may as a rule be expressed in a language comprehensable to everyone.

Albert Einstein

The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.

Linus Pauling

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity.

Albert Einstein

Mistakes are the tuition in the school of life.

Ron Wodaski

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Györgi (1893-1986)

If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree if independence still available under present circumstances.

Albert Einstein [Reporter 18 Nov, 1954]

All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth, such as it is, is beyond our reach.

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.

Roger Bacon (1214?-94?)

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Morse had one, and he did all right.

Kirk Douglas

It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer

Albert Einstein



The most important is, to build up a strong team working spirit
(A photo captured in 2005 HKIE YMC Annual Dinner, with my research and project students)