Billionaires start making trouble when they stop making money.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Never give up what you can postpone indefinitely.
The more features a product acquires, the worse it becomes at what it was originally designed to do.
Law of Insufficient Time: It’s always later than you think, even after accounting for the Law of Insufficient Time.
If you want something done right, get someone to do it who knows how.
Munitions manufacturers exist because we want to war; cigarette manufacturers because we want to smoke; and manufacturers of lies and imbecilities because we want to believe them.
Great problems are solved backwards: practice, then theory, and philosophical foundations, if ever, last of all.
Law of Scientific Consensus: A consensus will form on the hypothesis most likely to confer funding and employment. This hypothesis will always be termed “scientific” and may well be true.
On a corporation’s website A political slogan is an act of mischief; in a shopkeeper’s window it is a plea to be spared.
The distinguished Soviet geneticist Vavilov was unpersoned for refusing to reject heredity in favor of the neo-Lamarckism championed by Lysenko and Stalin, and I feel fortunate to live in a country where nothing like that could ever happen.