The difficulty with which success imagines failure makes for hard-heartedness, and the ease with which failure imagines success makes for envy.
Clear, brief, precise — choose two.
The first rule of Fight or Flight Club is that there is no time to talk about Fight or Flight Club.
Few actions scale more effectively than help. You will likely do a little harm when you try to help one person, and almost surely do a lot when you try to help a great many.
No deed is so awful as to prevent a man from thinking well of himself even as he commits it.
In good prose lies sound unnatural.
My father’s two fundamental rules for computer programming were Optimize Later and Optimize Never; and this, like so much advice about programming, also goes for life.
Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.
To make an omelet you have to break a few eggs; to make a bigger one you have to break a few more; and to make an enormous, imperishable, world-historical omelet, millions of broken eggs are required.
Local maxima are the root of all mediocrity.