20 Famous Quotes for your DEV Inspiration ✨🧙‍♂️

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1. "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Before investing in material things, invest in knowledge. It will be persistent and let you achieve your career goals.

2. "Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do." - Bruce Lee

Make use of online sandboxes or create small pet-projects on every skill you learn. Practical skills are what matters the most.

3. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

Pick your tech-stack and become an expert in it. Don't try to be 'Jack of all trades', as you will ultimately end up being "Master of none".

4. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." - Lao Tzu

Tutorials will not make you think. Read official documentation and open-source instead and try to come up with a solution yourself. Become independent.

5. "You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over." - Richard Branson

Don't expect your solutions will always work properly and be complete. Treat each failure as a valuable experience, a lesson learned.

6. "A problem well-put is half-solved." - John Dewey

Each task starts with defining a problem. It's an art itself. Make sure it is well defined and scaled.

7. "Wisdom is learning what to overlook." - William James

The biggest skill today is to learn what not to learn. Know the resources and the indexes, not the content.

8. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax." - Abraham Lincoln

Treat preparation as a priority. Install all the apps, extensions, tools. Configure the settings that work best for you before doing actual work.

9. "It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer." - Albert Einstein

Sharpen your brain to stay competitive. Solve puzzles, sudoku, play chess. Do some code challenges in your spare time.

10. "Teaching is the highest form of understanding." - Aristotle

Write blogs, create tutorials, explain what you have learned. Teaching others is a win-win, as that way you learn the best yourself.

11. "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs

Be a sponge for new information. Follow quality blogs and people for the latest trends in the industry.

12. "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." - African Proverb

Challenge yourself as you go. Easy tasks aren't going to help you grow.

13. "No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." - Voltaire

Split the problem into smaller pieces, solve it bit by bit. Ask for help if necessary.

14. "Ideas without action aren’t ideas. They’re regrets." - Steve Jobs

Work on your side-projects. Implement your ideas before someone else does.

15. "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D’Angelo

Set your goals for your learning path and reward yourself. Make learning as a fun part of your daily routine.

16. "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - Leonardo da Vinci

Use all those exciting 'A-ha!' moments during the learning as fuel to push you forward.

17. "Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Try not to over-engineer things without a cause. The less is more while you can provide the requested features.

18. "Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Mark Twain

Find a niche that matters to you. The world is full of opportunities.

19. "Success is a journey, not a destination." - Arthur Ashe

If you have already started, you are on the right track. You are the driver and that's the beauty of it.

20. "Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A. Edison


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Edidiong Asikpo's photo

Some many inspirational quotes here. Thanks for sharing Madza.

Madza's photo

No problems, hope it helps 🙏❤

Milan Latinovic's photo

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