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Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
—Bagehot

Jun 012022
 

Talent, to a man who has it, is like water to a fish. It surrounds him, and he sees only his effort to employ it.

May 312022
 

Art experts concern themselves with provenance because they have no other way to spot a fake.

May 172022
 

Appointments are made with resignation and kept with foreboding.

Mar 032022
 

Aborigines count 1, 2, many. Journalists count 1, 2, trend. Social scientists count 1, 2, 3, 4, sufficient sample size.

Dec 242021
 

Some jobs you keep only if you solve the problem you are charged with, others only if you don’t.

Nov 172021
 

The purveyor of a cure does not, unless he is a madman, spread the ill; but he can scarcely help spreading belief in it.

Nov 032021
 

Modern Westerners are, by historical standards, awash with leisure, much of which we use to complain about working all the time.

Oct 212021
 

Every charitable foundation does more harm than good, if it lasts long enough, eventually falling into the hands of people who wish to run charitable foundations.