As we all recover from the end of the year festivities, it’s a well known fact that January can get us feeling a little down. So, we thought we’d compile some coding quotes from inspirational programmers to lift your spirits.

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight” – Bill Gates

“Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn’t take it away from you. I’m happy to share what I can, because I’m in it for the love of programming. The Ferraris are just gravy, honest!” – John Carmack

“Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.” – Brian W. Kernighan

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” – Martin Golding

“Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.” – Patrick McKenzie

“Rules of Optimization:

Rule 1: Don’t do it.

Rule 2 (for experts only): Don’t do it yet. ” – Michael A. Jackson

“No one in the brief history of computing has ever written a piece of perfect software. It’s unlikely that you’ll be the first.” – Andy Hunt

“One of the best programming skills you can have is knowing when to walk away for awhile.” – Oscar Godson

“The code you write makes you a programmer. The code you delete makes you a good one. The code you don’t have to write makes you a great one.” – Mario Fusco

“Programming is a creative art form based in logic. Every programmer is different and will code differently. It’s the output that matters” – John Romero

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