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    • Simple, Elegant, Correct
    • Iwein Fuld
    • “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
    • “The simplest things are often the truest.” Richard Bach
    • “Simplicity is the nature of great souls.” Papa Ramadas
    • “Simplicity is the final achievement. After one hasplayed a vast quantity of notes and more notes, itis simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” Frederic Chopin
    • “A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.” Eugene Delacroix
    • “As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become atradition that stands in the way of exploration.” Laura Nyro
    • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein
    • “Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.” Edsger Dijkstra
    • “Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out thatthe equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.” Edward Witten
    • “I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful.” Norman Hartnell
    • “Why has elegance found so little following?Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.”
    • “A program that produces incorrect results twice as fast is infinitely slower.” John Osterhout
    • “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 & P.J. Plauger
    • “Maybe I do what I do because if I built anythingmore complicated, I couldnt understand it. I really must break it down into little pieces.” Ken Thompson
    • “The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore heapproaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague. ” Edsger Dijkstra
    • “Are you quite sure that all those bells andwhistles, all those wonderful facilities of your socalled powerful programming languages, belongto the solution set rather than the problem set?” Edsger Dijkstra
    • “Mostly, when you see programmers, they arent doing anything. One of the attractive things about programmers is that you cannot tell whether or not they are working simply by looking at them. Very often theyre sitting there seemingly drinking coffee and gossiping, or just staring into space. What the programmer is trying to do is get a handle on all the individual and unrelatedideas that are scampering around in his head.” Charles M. Strauss
    • “Correctness is clearly the prime quality. If asystem does not do what it is supposed to do, then everything else about it matters little.” Bertrand Meyer
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
    • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity,patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tsu
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