Merit is only achievement, and meritocracy only mandarinism.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
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.
Placebo is most of medicine, and nocebo is most of philosophy.
The poor workman blames his sales skills.
If one’s reach should exceed one’s grasp, then it must be better to fail in large enterprises than succeed in smaller ones.
Only poor salesmen have to believe in their product.
Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.
If the practitioners of other disciplines understood science more they would imitate it less.