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.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Art experts concern themselves with provenance because they have no other way to spot a fake.
Appointments are made with resignation and kept with foreboding.
Science is Science, and Policy Policy, and never the twain shall meet.
Aborigines count 1, 2, many. Journalists count 1, 2, trend. Social scientists count 1, 2, 3, 4, sufficient sample size.
Some jobs you keep only if you solve the problem you are charged with, others only if you don’t.
What the machine can do, we need not; and if we need not, soon we cannot.
The purveyor of a cure does not, unless he is a madman, spread the ill; but he can scarcely help spreading belief in it.
Modern Westerners are, by historical standards, awash with leisure, much of which we use to complain about working all the time.
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.