Intellectuals are hostile to businessmen chiefly because the public prefers what the businessmen are selling.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
The more you know how things work, the less you expect them to.
Blessed are the toolmakers, for real work consists less in performing difficult tasks than in making them easy.
The soldier perfects how at the expense of why.
No situation is so desperate that a little hard work and ingenuity can’t make it worse.
Notable achievements involve a lot of staring into space.
Our doctors have cured so much, so little of it disease.
Effort is like medicine: half of it is useless or harmful, and the trick is to know which half.
Every nuisance that you could fix but tolerate instead represents a small, private, but unmistakable regression to savagery.
The Third Culture is Engineering.