"My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Niklaus Wirth on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Niklaus Wirth on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Niklaus Wirth on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Niklaus Wirth on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Niklaus Wirth on William Shakespeare
"In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever."
"A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do."
"But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs."
"Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated."
"Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large that is, as an aspect that logically follows programming in the small and requires sound knowledge of procedural programming."