Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.

May 082014

Effort is like medicine: half of it is useless or harmful, and the trick is to know which half.

Apr 292014

Every nuisance that you could fix but tolerate instead represents a small, private, but unmistakable regression to savagery.

Mar 132014

The product of too great a contempt for bad work is no work.

Feb 262014

The history of science has been a progressive obliteration of distinctions between humans and other natural phenomena.

Feb 132014

Good work does not make its own way in the world.

Jan 222014

The most interesting things to do are the dullest to watch.