The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
— Bram Cohen

The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
Larry Wall programmers quote

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.
— Eric Allman

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.
— Alan Perlis

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
— programmers quotation by Alan Perlis