"It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough".
"It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style".
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level".
"I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum"