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+	"Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.",
+	"Always design your programs as a member of a whole family of programs, including those that are likely to succeed it.",
+	"A Programming Language is a tool that has profound influence on our thinking habits.",
+	"The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skill; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.",
+	"Progress is possible only if we train ourselves to think about programs without thinking of them as pieces of executable code.",
+	"Program testing can at best show the presence of errors but never their absence.",
+	"… if 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself, Dijkstra would not have liked this, well that would be enough immortality for me.",
+	"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.",
+	"Being abstract is something profoundly different from being vague.",
+	"The problems of the real world are those that remain when you ignore their known solutions.",
+	"The prisoner falls in love with his chains. (In reference to programmers using inadequate tools.)",
+	"I pray daily that more of my fellow programmers may find the means of freeing themselves from the curse of compatibility.",
+	"Brainpower is by far our scarcest resource.",
+	"Nothing is as expensive as making mistakes.",
+	"If you carefully read its literature and analyze what its devotees actually do, you will discover that software engineering has accepted as its charter, \"How to program if you cannot.\"",
+	"Waiting is a very funny activity: you can't wait twice as fast.",
+	"Do not try to change the world. Give the world the opportunity to change itself.",
+	"Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience, and secondly, I have chosen the weapons. (During first lecture in Capita Selecta, August 29, 1996.)",
+	"Maintaining a large range of agilities mental and physical requires regular exercise [...]. That is why the capable are always busy. (Lecture, Capita Selecta, October 10, 1996.)",
+	"Mathematicians are like managers; they want improvement without change. (During a meeting of the Austin Tuesday Afternoon Club, Fall 1996.)",
+	"… I had already come to the conclusion that in the practice of computing, where we have so much latitude for making a mess of it, mathematical elegance is not a dispensable luxury, but a matter of life and death.",
+	"Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.",
+	"I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.",
+	"Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning.",
+	"Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.",
+	"The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges.",
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+<p>- Edsger Dijkstra</p>
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