Donald Knuth, 1977
Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
Edsger W. Dijkstra, 1982
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to Basic; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
John von Neumann, 1951
Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random numbers is, of course, in a state of sin.
Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.