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

Aug 092016

It is often only slightly more trouble to do a thing well than to do it badly.

Jul 072016

The burden of mastery is to feel forever like a fraud.

Mar 222016

War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.

Mar 112016

Occasionally the operation succeeds but the patient dies; far more often it fails but the patient survives.

Feb 182016

The silent partner in every business is Our Policy.

Jan 132016

It is the disappearance of slavery in reality that has caused its profusion in metaphor.

Dec 292015

A moment arrives when it becomes less trouble to perform the task than continue to put it off, and work begins.