|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery especially attracts|
those who believe in happy endings and fairy godmothers. Perhaps the hundreds
of nitty frustrations drive away all but those who habitually focus on the end
goal. Perhaps it is merely that computers are young, programmers are younger,
and the young are always optimists. But however the selection process works,
the result is indisputable: "This time it will surely run," or "I just found
the last bug."
-- Frederick Brooks, "The Mythical Man Month"
|It will be generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature|
and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant examples.
-- Charles Dickens