It is much easier for me to imagine a praying murderer, a praying prostitute, than a vain person praying. Nothing is so odds with prayer as vanity
Show this bold Prussian that praises slaughter, slaughter brings rout.
How his old Russian hat raises laughter, laughter rings out.
The McNamara Fallacy
The first step is to measure whatever can be easily measured. This is OK as far as it goes.
The second step is to disregard that which can’t be easily measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading.
The third step is to presume that what can’t be measured easily really isn’t important. This is blindness.
The fourth step is to say that what can’t be easily measured really doesn’t exist. This is suicide.
When I hear artists or authors making fun of business men, I think of a regiment in which the band makes fun of the cooks.
What is not surrounded by uncertainty cannot be the truth.