Edsger Dijkstra Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

Edsger Dijkstra quotes and sayings page 2 (scientist). Here's quote # 11 through 20 out of the 26 we have.

Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Mathematicians are like managers - they want improvement without change.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.”
“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.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“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.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience, and secondly, I have chosen the weapons.”

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