The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

美胜丑
显胜隐
简胜杂
杂胜乱
平胜陡
疏胜密
Readability counts.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
应该有一个——最好只有一个——显而易见解决问题的方法
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
如果很难解释,那这就是个馊主意。
如果很容易解释,那这可能是个好主意。
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!