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Alan Perlis Quotes and Sayings

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I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

Related topics: Technology

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

 

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

One man's constant is another man's variable.
- Alan Perlis

Simplicity does not precede complexity,
but follows it.
- Alan Perlis

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The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
- Alan Perlis

Fools ignore complexity.
Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it.
Geniuses remove it.
- Alan Perlis

LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
- Alan Perlis

There are two ways to write error-free programs;
only the third one works.
- Alan Perlis

Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
- Alan Perlis

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture.
Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
- Alan Perlis

Is it possible that software is not like anything else,
that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point
is to always see it as a soap bubble?
- Alan Perlis

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting
his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
- Alan Perlis

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
- Alan Perlis

A programming language is low level when its programs
require attention to the irrelevant.
- Alan Perlis

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program,
wake him up.
- Alan Perlis

In English every word can be verbed.
Would that it were so in our programming languages.
- Alan Perlis

The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.
- Alan Perlis

If you have a procedure with 10 parameters,
you probably missed some.
- Alan Perlis

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts
within nests of parentheses.
- Alan Perlis

Some programming languages manage to absorb change,
but withstand progress.
- Alan Perlis

Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them.
- Alan Perlis

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
- Alan Perlis

Every program has two purposes: The one for which it
was written and another for which it wasn't.
- Alan Perlis

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program.
What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline,
organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail,
and learning to be self critical.
- Alan Perlis

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie


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