Everything – Page 70 – A book of aphorisms
Jun 022020

The difficulty with which success imagines failure makes for hard-heartedness, and the ease with which failure imagines success makes for envy.

May 292020

The first rule of Fight or Flight Club is that there is no time to talk about Fight or Flight Club.

May 282020

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.

May 272020

No deed is so awful as to prevent a man from thinking well of himself even as he commits it.

May 252020

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.

May 222020

Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.

May 212020

To make an omelet you have to break a few eggs; to make a bigger one you have to break a few more; and to make an enormous, imperishable, world-historical omelet, millions of broken eggs are required.