“Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost”
Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.
— Shaker design philosophy
Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as by scientists.
The name ‘googol’ was invented by a child who was asked to think up a name for a very big number, namely, 1 with a hundred zeros after it.
There’s a bunch more here for your inspiration.