Some lines I loved reading . .

  • The joy of discovery is one of the best things about being a software developer.


  • Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.

    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

    Oscar Wilde
  • The programmer has to be able to think in terms of conceptual hierarchies that are much deeper than a single mind ever needed to face before.

    Dutch computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra wrote in 1988.
  • Things that are impossible just take longer than the things that are possible.

  • Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • We are each of us like our little blue planet, hung in black space, upheld by nothing but our mutual reassurances, our loving lies.

    John Updike, Rabbit at Rest
  • The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

    William Shakespeare
  • Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.

    Patrick McKenzie
  • Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

    Martin Golding
  • Heroes who make enormous sacrifices for others are “inspiring,” but when it comes to motivating real-world behavior, research shows that the best way to get people to do something good is to tell them that their neighbors are already doing it.

    Joshua Greene, Moral Tribes
  • Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

    Steve Wozniak
  • A primary cause of complexity is that software vendors uncritically adopt almost any feature that users want.

    Niklaus Wirth
  • Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

    Bill Gates
  • The main point is that the only person who knows what a successful life looks like for you, is you.

  • The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts.

    Marcus Aurelius