It is often only slightly more trouble to do a thing well than to do it badly.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
The burden of mastery is to feel forever like a fraud.
Apprenticeship, mastery, eminence, death.
The most useful lists contain one item.
War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.
Occasionally the operation succeeds but the patient dies; far more often it fails but the patient survives.
The silent partner in every business is Our Policy.
It is the disappearance of slavery in reality that has caused its profusion in metaphor.
A moment arrives when it becomes less trouble to perform the task than continue to put it off, and work begins.
If you want to talk sense, talk shop.