The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.James Branch Cabell
- I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
- The best receipt—best to work and best to take—is the admonition of a friend.
- Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful, where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
- Let no man value at little price a virtuous woman's counsel.