Working

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

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.

Feb 182016
 

The silent partner in every business is Our Policy.

Jan 132016
 

It is the disappearance of slavery in reality that has caused its profusion in metaphor.