To the horrors of war every soldier becomes inured; it is the petty harassments and nagging discomforts of war that dispirit and defeat him.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.
Collegiality is implacably hostile to independence of mind, and it can be avoided only by not having colleagues.
Great innovations appear made by many simultaneously, because we consign to obscurity anyone more than a week or two ahead of his time.
To be trusted will make most men honest.
The mark of the journalist is to confuse truth with accuracy.
Crime committed on a large enough scale ceases to be criminal. It becomes business as usual, or Realpolitik, or statesmanship.
A career can be fashioned from a single idea. Two may be tolerated. Three or more are fatal.
Accidents happen not when alarms fail to go off, but when they go off too often.
The one indispensable element in starting a business is gross overconfidence.