There is little success where there is little laughter.
But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
We must live for the few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence. The rest I look upon as a mere crowd…from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions.
The best way of travel, however, if you aren’t in any hurry at all, if you don’t care where you are going, if you don’t like to use your legs, if you don’t want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely to nature.
Rule three hundred of obscure leadership if it’s your idea, you get to implement it.
We shall build on.On through the cynic???s scorning,On through the coward???s warning,We shall build on.Firm on the rock of ages,City of saints and sages,Laugh when the tempest rages,We shall build on.Christ, though our hands be bleeding,Fears, though our fle