[The trick in software engineering is to find out] how to do intellectually-intensive work in teams.
- R. E. Fairley
 
You never finish a program, you just stop working on it.
- Anonymous
 
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, customer collaboration over contract negotiation, responding to change over following a planþ
- Anonymous - Agile Software Development Manifesto
 
My message to the serious programmer is this: spend a part of your working day examining and refining your own methods. Even though programmers are always struggling to meet some future or past deadline, methodological abstraction is a wise long term investment.
- Robert W. Floyd, Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve C McConnell , ISBN: 1556154844
 
It's not the time you put in, it's the work product you put out.
- Tim Bryce