I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You’ve got to find it on your own terms.
It is probably safe to say that over a long period of time, political morality has been as high as business morality.
We speak of waves in a storm as sea horses. Like wild horses, impetuous and irresistible, a man can drown in them, but if he can ride them in a wellfounded ship (as a man rides a horse which carries him), they can support him on his voyages.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.