First, to catch some up, a definition: epigram: n.

  1. A short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation.
  2. A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement.

From a list of programming epigrams, I liked these two a lot: 35. Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught not to. So it is with great programmers. 116. You think you know when you can learn, are more sure when you can write, even more when you can teach, but certain when you can program.