Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
—George Jean Nathan
George Jean Nathan
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Brands were a by-product of having great products and communicating them well to people. Power stations that generate a lot of electricity probably have a lot of steam coming out of the chimneys. That doesn’t mean to say that the engineers stand around working out how to make more steam.
Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face.
Real winners do not compete.
Accountability is something that is left when responsibility has been subtracted.
You can make money or you can make sense. The two are mutually exclusive.
Instead of standing on the shore and proving to ourselves that the ocean cannot carry us, let us venture on its waters just to see.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Visualizing data is like photography. Instead of starting with a blank canvas, you manipulate the lens used to present the data from a certain angle.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large
Any believable prediction will be wrong. Any correct prediction will be unbelievable.
You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
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