Paul Graham Quotes.

1. "Being strong-willed is not enough, however. You also have to be hard on yourself. Someone who was strong-willed but self-indulgent would not be called determined. Determination implies your willfulness is balanced by discipline."
- Quote by Paul Graham

2. "At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't."
- Quote by Paul Graham

3. "If you leave a bunch of eleven-year-olds to their own devices, what you get is Lord of the Flies. Like a lot of American kids, I read this book in school. Presumably it was not a coincidence. Presumably someone wanted to point out to us that we were savages, and that we had made ourselves a cruel and stupid world. This was too subtle for me. While the book seemed entirely believable, I didn't get the additional message. I wish they had just told us outright that we were savages and our world was stupid."
- Quote by Paul Graham

4. "You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible."
- Quote by Paul Graham

5. "I'm not saying there's no such thing as genius. But if you're trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right."
- Quote by Paul Graham

6. "There is all the more reason for startups to write Web-based software now, because writing desktop software has become a lot less fun. If you want to write desktop software now you do it on Microsoft's terms, calling their APIs and working around their buggy OS. And if you manage to write something that takes off, you may find that you were merely doing market research for Microsoft."
- Quote by Paul Graham

7. "Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that techincally inept business types are known as "suits."
- Quote by Paul Graham

8. "It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower."
- Quote by Paul Graham

9. "Just fix things that seem broken, regardless of whether it seems likes the problem is important enough to build a company on."
- Quote by Paul Graham

10. "Someone trying to live well would seem eccentrically abstemious in most of the US. That phenomenon is only going to become more pronounced. You can probably take it as a rule of thumb from now on that if people don't think you're weird, you're living badly."
- Quote by Paul Graham

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