Best Programming Quotes of All Time

As a programmer, you’re bound to come across some great programming quotes that perfectly sum up your thoughts on the industry. Here are some of our favourites that we’ve come across.

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In the world of technology, programming is the key to making your computer do what you want. Whether you are a business professional or a student, learning to program can give you a unique advantage in today’s world. 

With programming, you can create custom software to help you with your work or studies, or you can create websites and applications that can make your life easier.

Programming is the process of designing one or more algorithms for a computer to use, and complete instructions for telling the computer what to do with those algorithms. 

In Python, programming is done by entering text into a text editor, such as Atom, and saving the file with a .py extension. The text is then run, or executed, by typing the name of the file into the Python interpreter, which is a program that reads and executes Python code.

There are many different types of programming languages. Some of the most popular ones include C++, Java, and Python. Each language has its own strengths and weaknesses.

C++ is a powerful language that can be used for everything from system programming to game development. However, it can be difficult to learn.

Java is a versatile language that is widely used in web development. It is easy to learn and has a large user community.

Python is a popular language for scripting and data analysis. It is easy to learn and has many libraries and modules.

If you’re a programmer, you know that quotes are a big part of the culture. Here are some of our favorite programming quotes to get you inspired for your next project.

42 Programming Quotes

  1. “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs

2. “Programming is the art of doing one thing at a time” – Michael Feather

3. “Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.” – Bill Gates

5. “Programmers are not to be measured by their ingenuity and their logic but by the completeness of their case analysis.” – Alan J. Perlis

6. “Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.” –  Harold Abelson

7. “Programming isn’t about what you know; it’s about what you can figure out.” – Chris Pine

8. “Everyday life is like programming, I guess.If you love something you can put beauty on it.” –  Donald Knuth

9. “The most important property of a program is whether it accomplishes the intention of its user.” – C.A.R. Hoare

10. “Programming is learned by writing programs.” – Brian Kernighan

11. “Confusion is part of programming.” – Felienne Hermans

12. “Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.” – Brian Kernigan

13. “Sometimes it’s better to leave something alone, to pause, and that’s very true of programming.” – Joyce Wheeler

14. “Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live” –  John Woods

15. “A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.” – Alan J. Perlis

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16. “Some of the best programming is done on paper, really. Putting it into the computer is just a minor detail.” –  Max Kanat

17. A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you’ve already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen. – Paul Graham

18. Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file. – Louis Srygley

19. “Programming is breaking of one big impossible task into several very small possible tasks.” – Jazzwant

20. “I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.” – Kent Beck

21. “First learn computer science and all the theory. Next, develop a programming style. Then forget all that and just hack.” – George Carrette

22. “It’s harder to read code than to write it.” – Joel Spolsky

23. “We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users. – Jeff Atwood

24. “Object-oriented programming offers a sustainable way to write spaghetti code. It lets you accrete programs as a series of patches.” – Paul Graham

25. “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” – Martin Fowler

26. “Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.” – Rajanand

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27. “I’m a programmer. I like programming. And the best way I’ve found to have a positive impact on code is to write it.” – Robert C. Martin

28. “Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.” – Edsger Dijkstra

29. “Learning to code is useful no matter what your career ambitions are.” – Arianna Huffington

30. “Programmers are not to be measured by their ingenuity and their logic but by the completeness of their case analysis.” – Alan J. Perlis

31. “That’s the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.” – Larry Niven

32. “Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.” – Harold Abelson

33. “Some of the best programming is done on paper, really. Putting it into the computer is just a minor detail.” – Max Kanat-Alexander

34. “Learning to code is learning to create and innovate.” – Enda Kenny

35. “All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection.”- David Wheeler

36. “The most disastrous thing that you can ever learn is your first programming language.” – Alan Kay

37. “Programming went back to the beginning of time. It was a little like the midden out back of his father’s castle.” – Vernor Vinge

38. “Programming is not easy like Sunday morning, it is silent poetry.” – Waseem Latif

39. “Programming is about managing complexity: the complexity of the problem, laid upon the complexity of the machine. Because of this complexity, most of our programming projects fail.” – Bruce Eckel

40. “That’s the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.” – Larry Niven

41. “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” – Martin Fowler

42. “I learned the fundamentals for programming, which is just what I needed as a first step for my career change!” -Takayoshi Y

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