Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.
Each of us is a tiny being, permitted to ride on the outermost skin of one of the smaller planets for a few dozen trips around the local star.
Short lifespans are a blessing in disguise if you ask me. As time gallops forward our average lifespan continues to grow. I think death is Nature’s way of discarding old and outdated ideas. By the time we reach near-immortal lifespans our society will surely be perfect in every way.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.