Effort is like medicine: half of it is useless or harmful, and the trick is to know which half.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Every nuisance that you could fix but tolerate instead represents a small, private, but unmistakable regression to savagery.
The Third Culture is Engineering.
The product of too great a contempt for bad work is no work.
Reading maketh a full man, writing an exact man, and conference a man ready to quit his job.
The history of science has been a progressive obliteration of distinctions between humans and other natural phenomena.
Good work does not make its own way in the world.
The most interesting things to do are the dullest to watch.
In tedium lies opportunity.
Whatever one does well one is sure to do too often.