Proposers of new [C++] features should be required to donate a kidney. That would (as Jim Waldo pointed out) make people think hard before proposing [one], and even people without any sense would propose at most two extensions.
-- Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++
If you think C++ is not overly complicated, just what is a protected abstract virtual base pure virtual private destructor, and when was the last time you needed one?
-- Tom Cargil, C++ Journal