I happened to find the lines in fortune cookies to be sometimes stimulating, especially, after being exhausted by the ongoing task. They are typically provided by Chinese retaurants in Berkeley alongside the meal.

A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved. - Proverb of a random fortune cookie I got

With this mindset, I also found the Vim plugin Startify that provides a starting screen with customized set of quotes (configured in ~/.vim/bundle/vim-startify/autoload/startify/fortune.vim). These sayings are helpful to refresh the mind and reflect on one’s previous practices.