Only poor salesmen have to believe in their product.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.
If the practitioners of other disciplines understood science more they would imitate it less.
Workaround, n. A technique for leaving work around.
Advice and sex are free. You pay the therapist not to tell you his problems, and the whore to leave.
Engineers build things; then scientists explain how they work.
Personnel became Human Resources, which will serve as an epigraph for the past century; and then HR, which will serve for the present one.
To the horrors of war every soldier becomes inured; it is the petty harassments and nagging discomforts of war that dispirit and defeat him.
Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.
Collegiality is implacably hostile to independence of mind, and it can be avoided only by not having colleagues.