Jon Bentley's books Programming Pearls (1986) and More Programming Pearls (1988) are collections of his witty and worthy columns from Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (a wonderful name for a journal, eh?!). Bentley's March 1986 piece ("Bumper-Sticker Computer Science") offers some memorable aphorisms, many of which are relevant in countless other areas of life. A sampling:

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(correlates: Worst and Bad, SmallInfinity, Donald Knuth, ...)