Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman.
It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.
Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.