Man should not be blinded to whatsoever merit exists in the opportunity which he hath in had, remembering that a thousand promises for the future should weight as naught against the possession of a single piece of silver.
Fortune is ever elusive, and can only be retained by force. Deal with her tenderly and she will forsake you for a stronger man. (In that, methinks, she is not unlike other women of my knowledge)
Failure exists only in the grave. Man, being alive, hath not yet failed; always he may turn about and ascend by the same path he descended by; and there may be one that is less abrupt (albeit longer of achievement) and more adaptable to his condition. Continue reading