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

Dec 302016

Accidents happen not when alarms fail to go off, but when they go off too often.

Nov 042016

The one indispensable element in starting a business is gross overconfidence.

Aug 302016

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, unless the dogs happen to belong to the same professional guild.

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.