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My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers. ...
by Niklaus Wirth

My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers.
- Niklaus Wirth

In the practical world of computing,
it is rather uncommon that a program,
once it performs correctly and satisfactorily,
remains unchanged forever.
- Niklaus Wirth

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings.
- Niklaus Wirth

 

I have never designed a language for its own sake.
- Niklaus Wirth

Experience shows that the success of a programming
course critically depends on the choice of these examples.
- Niklaus Wirth

But active programming consists of the design of new programs,
rather than contemplation of old programs.
- Niklaus Wirth

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Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction,
and the selected examples should be such that a gradual
development can be nicely demonstrated.
- Niklaus Wirth

Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps.
- Niklaus Wirth

Many people tend to look at programming styles and
languages like religions:
if you belong to one,
you cannot belong to others.
But this analogy is another fallacy.
- Niklaus Wirth

It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates
for solutions in some systematic manner.
- Niklaus Wirth

The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work,
because that work is ingenious, beautiful,
or just pleasing, has become ridiculed.
- Niklaus Wirth

Our ultimate goal is extensible programming (EP).
By this, we mean the construction of hierarchies of modules,
each module adding new functionality to the system.
- Niklaus Wirth

Programming is usually taught by examples.
- Niklaus Wirth

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools,
or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
- Niklaus Wirth

Usually its users discover sooner or later that their
program does not deliver all the desired results,
or worse, that the results requested were not the ones really needed.
- Niklaus Wirth

The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree,
each node representing a point of deliberation and decision.
- Niklaus Wirth

My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making
language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching,
I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming
rather than on details of language and notation.
- Niklaus Wirth

But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction,
dedication and enjoyment.
In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury,
but a simple necessity.
- Niklaus Wirth

Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software,
and the time will come when it will be recognized that
it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful,
structured approach based on safe, structured languages.
- Niklaus Wirth

Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large;
that is,
as an aspect that logically follows programming in
the small and requires sound knowledge of procedural programming.
- Niklaus Wirth

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- James Allen

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of
the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
- George Orwell

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

To keep the body in good health is a duty...
otherwise we shall not be able
to keep our mind strong and clear.
- The Buddha

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

My first duty to write a gripping yarn.
Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel.
Only third comes the idea.
- David Brin

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
- Kurt Cobain

It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was
within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare
a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.
- Charles Tupper

The reason the government sells the census as your
ticket to getting goodies -
rather than as your civic duty -
is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
- Tom G. Palmer

The first duty of government is to see that people have food,
fuel, and clothes.
The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
- John Ruskin

For a man who has done his natural duty,
death is as natural as sleep.
- George Santayana

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
- Peter Drucker

Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work.
- Robert James Graves

There is no such thing as luck.
It's a fancy name for being always at our duty,
and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil,
but as a necessity, even a duty.
- Simone Weil

I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely.
I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings,
but with the powers of observing.
- Mary Oliver

The brave man inattentive to his duty,
is worth little more to his country than the coward
who deserts in the hour of danger.
- Andrew Jackson

The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves,
but to our surroundings, must proceed.
God wills it.
- William H. O'Connell

The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently
unfitted one for doing anything else.
- Edith Wharton

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though
the limits of our abilities do not exist.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose
the criminal folly of Hitler.
- Wilhelm Canaris

I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport
and trying out perfumes -
I can never resist a new scent.
- Lisa Snowdon

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it,
it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
- Lord Milner

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and
emotions within yourself you don't want to do,
but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
- Hugh Jackman

Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
- David O. McKay

They held it their duty to live but for their country.
- William Godwin

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon
frugality in the expenditure,
and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
- Andrew Johnson


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