Some of my favourite quotes about software engineering.
If builders built houses the way programmers built programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization. – Gerald Weinberg
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation and naming things. – Phil Karlton
Don’t comment bad code – rewrite it. – B. W. Kernighan & P. J. Plaugher
Refactoring is often compared to gardening; it is never finished. – Scott Rosenberg
First, nothing is as permanent as a temporary fix. Most of these remain in place for the next year or two. – Michael T. Nygard
Meetings are places where minutes are taken and hours are lost. – Anonymous?