D. JONES

 
The fastest algorithm can frequently be replaced by one that is almost as fast and much easier to understand.
- D. Jones
Get your data structures correct first, and the rest of the program will write itself.
- D. Jones - Quoted in More Programming Pearls, Column 6: Bumper-Sticker Computer Science
Translating a working program to a new language or system takes ten percent of the original development time or manpower or cost.
- D. Jones