The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. is an essay (and later a book) where every other paragraph feels like a great stand-alone quote, with real developer wisdom. To pick just one of many great paragraphs:
Prior to a trip earlier this year to the Isle of Wight I’d come across Rapanui. They’re a clothing brand that have some inspirational business values; acting in a sustainable way, using recycled material and supporting the economy around where their business is based. As if that isn’t cool enough, they also have a whole API for making t-shirts!