Computer science founding father Brian W. Kernighan shared plenty of useful wisdom on programming style in his legendary book, Elements of Programming Style
. Over time, searches for the same quote turn up the following (weaker) version:
"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."
Kernighan, Brian W. (1974)
Elements of Programming Style
Version: ISBN 0-07-034207-5