Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
- Abelson and Sussman
 
Hire the smartest employees you can find – people with a deep understanding of the technology and the business.
- R. W. Selby, Microsoft Secrets: How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People by Richard W. Selby (Introduction), Michael A. Cusumano (Introduction , ISBN: 0684855313
 
The negative side of hiring people who do not want or need rules to work is that these people often have to learn by painful trial and error.
- R. W. Selby, Microsoft Secrets: How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People by Richard W. Selby (Introduction), Michael A. Cusumano (Introduction , ISBN: 0684855313
 
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
- Martin Fowler, Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler, Kent Beck (Contributor), John Brant (Contributor), William Opdyke, don Roberts , ISBN: 0201485672
 
People get annoyed when you try to debug them.
- Larry Wall
 
Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
- Scott Adams
 
Floods are just God's way of reminding people not to build on the flood plains.
- Anonymous