Jun 022015

Fortune does not favor the bold; it only encounters them more often.

Jun 012015

Men sometimes stumble into vast fortunes, despite manifest incompetence, bad character, and borderline imbecility. Never give up.

May 292015

Machinery does mostly good as reality and mostly harm as metaphor.

May 282015

An aphorism requires assembly without instructions.

May 272015

Expert judgment is two parts inconsistency and one part bad memory.

May 262015

There can be no tyranny without opacity.

May 252015

Guilty pleasure: Something you are afraid your inferiors might like.

May 212015

Remember kids, stay in school — unless you have a particular talent, in which case you’re just wasting your time.

May 202015

Many classics are now read only because so many others have already read them.