The businessman wants peace, which is good for his business; and the intellectual wants war, which is good for his.
When intelligence is no longer required for survival, it is instead expended on ever more baroque ways of being wrong.
Nothing more than eight feet tall is funny.
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.