Working

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

Mar 012013
 

Science progresses by funeral, engineering by disaster.

Feb 222013
 

Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.

Nov 202012
 

Ask if you do your job well, but first ask if it ought to be done at all.

Nov 162012
 

Indolence wears many subtle disguises; sometimes it appears as fastidious disgust for the second-rate.

Oct 252012
 

Jobs are like jail, except with time added for good behavior.

Oct 162012
 

It is impossible to cultivate talent without persistence, but common to persist without talent.

Oct 122012
 

The impeccably credentialed are always loyal to the reigning order.