Well, okay, so they weren’t really SAS programmers — but we’re sure that’s mostly just because SAS didn’t exist yet! Anyway, if they had been SAS programmers, here’s what we think they might have said.
Our bodies are our SAS programs,
to which our wills are programmers.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s code.
— Mark Twain
SAS is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
— Victor Hugo
We must take care to write not merely a long SAS program, but a full one; for writing a long SAS program requires only good fortune, but writing a full SAS program requires character. Long is the SAS program that is fully written; it is fulfilled only when the programmer’s mind supplies its own good qualities and empowers itself from within.
Code changes from day to day . . . every few years it becomes a new program.
— George Sand
SAS programming is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.
— Henry Ford
The gift of imagination has meant more to me than the power to know.
— Albert Einstein