"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
Oscar Wilde

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both"
Benjamin Franklin

"First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure."
Mark Twain

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics."
Benjamin Disraeli

"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them."
Alfred North Whitehead

"Não há nenhum pensamento importante que a burrice não saiba usar, ela é móvel para todos os lados e pode vestir todos os trajes da verdade. A verdade, porém, tem apenas um vestido de cada vez e só um caminho, e está sempre em desvantagem"
Robert Musil em "O Homem sem Qualidades"

[Vídeo com Desabafo, da Ana Carolina, em um show] 

"Je weniger die Leute davon wissen, wie Würste und Gesetze gemacht werden, desto besser schlafen sie."
"Quanto menos as pessoas sabem como as leis e as salsichas são feitas, melhor elas dormem"
Otto von Bismarck

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Da área de tecnologia

"Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about, or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs, and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil"
Donald Knuth

"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand."
Martin Fowler

"Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute."
H. Abelson and G. Sussman in "The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs"

"Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight."
Bill Gates

“The only big companies that succeed will be those that obsolete their own products before someone else does”
Bill Gates

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
Brian W. Kernighan

"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
C. A. R. Hoare from "The Emperor's Old Clothes",  Turing Award Speech

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