Occasionally the operation succeeds but the patient dies; far more often it fails but the patient survives.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
The silent partner in every business is Our Policy.
It is the disappearance of slavery in reality that has caused its profusion in metaphor.
A moment arrives when it becomes less trouble to perform the task than continue to put it off, and work begins.
If you want to talk sense, talk shop.
Paying authors by the word is like paying programmers by the line.
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.