Fortune does not favor the bold; it only encounters them more often.
Men sometimes stumble into vast fortunes, despite manifest incompetence, bad character, and borderline imbecility. Never give up.
Machinery does mostly good as reality and mostly harm as metaphor.
An aphorism requires assembly without instructions.
Expert judgment is two parts inconsistency and one part bad memory.
There can be no tyranny without opacity.
Guilty pleasure: Something you are afraid your inferiors might like.
Everything is analogous to software.
Remember kids, stay in school — unless you have a particular talent, in which case you’re just wasting your time.
Many classics are now read only because so many others have already read them.