"Business is like a multidimensional probabilistic chessboard. The rules aren't set, and the same moves don't always make you win. A lot of people can be really good in a set-piece battle; my biggest differentiating skill is I can invent new pieces."
-- Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors.
"I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."
-- Ronald Reagen, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981
"From those to whom much is given, much is expected."
-- Mary Gates, Bill's mother, in a letter to Melinda before she married Bill