Dec 302016
 

Accidents happen not when alarms fail to go off, but when they go off too often.

Dec 292016
 

What schoolteachers like to call problems are in fact exercises. Avoiding exercises is an example of a real problem.

Dec 282016
 

Small advances come from fixing what’s broken, great ones from breaking what’s fixed.

Dec 272016
 

There are ways to praise a book that discourage reading it.

Dec 262016
 

Noble deeds, performed without regard for reputation or reward, would be more common if there was just some way to get the word out.

Dec 232016
 

You don’t build machines smarter than the designer for the same reason you don’t write novels with characters smarter than the author.

Dec 222016
 

To imagine oneself facing an unpleasant truth — few sensations are as pleasant.

Dec 212016
 

Confusion about pronouns and antecedents will be feminism’s enduring legacy.

Dec 202016
 

Democracies are apt to take office for power, semblance for substance.

Dec 192016
 

So many arguments won, and still no spoils.