“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” – Frederik Pohl

“Software engineering is what happens to programming when you add time and other programmers.” -– Russ Cox

“Junior programmers create simple solutions to simple problems. Senior programmers create complex solutions to complex problems. Great programmers find simple solutions to complex problems. " –  Charles Connell

“I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent – their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy – they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent – he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.” – Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord

“Every society is three meals away from chaos” -― Vladimir Lenin