We are regularly informed, by people with talent for a discipline, that nothing is required to master it but effort.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Better than nothing is an exacting standard: medicine has met it only recently, and to many prestigious and lucrative occupations it remains a fond hope.
Therapist, n. Assistant witch doctor.
You can never have too many henchmen.
There is no job so simple that its performance can be measured.
You can have loyal subordinates, or competent ones.
Always speak Truth to Power, once you’re sure Power isn’t going to option your novel.
Journalists, Kraus said, are writers who do not understand their subject — for which their remedy is to read each other assiduously.
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.