Funny is not the opposite of serious. Funny is the opposite of not funny.
-- G.K. Chesterton

Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing
-- Aristotle

Theoretically, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked ...A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system.
-- Grady Booch

Criticism is easy; art is difficult.
--Philippe Destouches, Le Glorieux, 1732.

"Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic."
-- Jean Sibelius

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
--Thomas Sowell

Everybody wants the government to 'do something!' until it does it to them.
-- Rick Gaber

It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a 'DestroyBaghdad' procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a 'DestroyCity' procedure, to which 'Baghdad' could be given as a parameter.
-- Nathaniel S. Borenstein

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