The Programming Quotes Archive has some delicious morsels:
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity. – David Gelernter
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. – Bill Gates
The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren’t there. – Gordon Bell
Many of these are decades old, but they sound strikingly similar to the simplicity-is-king, less-is-more arguments that come from Rubyists and other thought leaders today.