Journalists, Kraus said, are writers who do not understand their subject — for which their remedy is to read each other assiduously.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
The modern tragedy is that the procedures that revolutionized science happen to be disastrous when applied anywhere else.
You don’t fight for your country: you fight for your platoon.
We say that the perfect is the enemy of the good when we mean that the adequate is the enemy of the shoddy.
No child aspires to become employable when he grows up.
The danger of writing to a schedule is sloppy, repetitive, inflated work; the danger of not writing to a schedule is no work.
Merit is only achievement, and meritocracy only mandarinism.
A successful corporation is a triumph of central planning.
If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.
It is in fields where expertise is dubious or bogus that practitioners stress the importance of deferring to expertise.