Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.