Working

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

May 272014
 

Blessed are the toolmakers, for real work consists less in performing difficult tasks than in making them easy.

May 262014
 

The soldier perfects how at the expense of why.

May 222014
 

No situation is so desperate that a little hard work and ingenuity can’t make it worse.

May 142014
 

Notable achievements involve a lot of staring into space.

May 132014
 

Our doctors have cured so much, so little of it disease.

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.