Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.
Wherever I was in the world, at the beginning of every consulting project, one thing was certain: I would know less about the business at hand than the people I was supposed to be advising.
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.