While doing research to find Chinese proverbs for my System Architecture principles, I came across this one:
"Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as tofu."
Nice quote, but, dude, tofu is gross, even if it is delicious.
Oooo! Here's a good one, brought to us by the Scandanavians:
"Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path."
George Steinbeck: "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
One more: "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."