Några epigram angående programmering (källa: "Epigrams in Programming" av Alan J. Perlis - SIGPLAN Notices Vol. 17, No. 9, September 1982, pages 7 - 13 [Online]):

A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
Beware of the Turing tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.
It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than 10 functions on 10 data structures.
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.
If you have a procedure with ten parameters, you probably missed some.

Jim Hornings parafras på den sista är kanske mer aktuell idag:

If you have ten million test cases, you probably missed one.