Paying authors by the word is like paying programmers by the line.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
If one person can destroy your business, you may as well have a job.
Ambition is a kind of talent.
If content were king, Santa would work for the elves.
The Puritans labored, not to persuade God to elect them — that was decided — but to show the neighbors that He had. Status trumps Grace.
The world has so many bad artists and so few good garbagemen.
The use of math in economics is to winnow the aspirants.
“Because I can” is a severely underrated principle of human behavior.
An actor should be vulgar and insignificant off the stage: we prefer him as someone else.
Expert judgment is two parts inconsistency and one part bad memory.