The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit.
The attitude of disrespect that many executives have today for accurate reporting is a business disgrace. And auditors ... have done little on the positive side. Though auditors should regard the investing public as their client, they tend to kowtow instead to the managers who choose them and dole out their pay.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.