There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.
One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.
The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.