There is no job so simple that its performance can be measured.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
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.
We say that the perfect is the enemy of the good when we mean that the adequate is the enemy of the shoddy.
No child aspires to become employable when he grows up.
The danger of writing to a schedule is sloppy, repetitive, inflated work; the danger of not writing to a schedule is no work.
Merit is only achievement, and meritocracy only mandarinism.