Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old lovers are the worst.
The worst is not so long as we can say ‘This is the worst.’
Let the worst come to the worst.
If you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasant.
Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
But then one regrets the loss even of one’s worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one’s personality.
At my time of life, one knows that the worst is usually true.