This one speaks to me very loudly:
Software quality is more the result of a system designed to produce quality, and not so much the result of individual performance. That is: a group of mediocre programmers working with a structure designed to produce quality will produce better software than a group of fantastic programmers working in a system designed with other goal
Quality Is Systemic - Jacob Kaplan-Moss
This one I found through On the team as a system | ★❤✰ Vicki Boykis ★❤✰ which is an excellent read as well.