Accidents happen not when alarms fail to go off, but when they go off too often.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
The one indispensable element in starting a business is gross overconfidence.
Nothing offends like efficacy.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world, unless the dogs happen to belong to the same professional guild.
It is often only slightly more trouble to do a thing well than to do it badly.
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.