Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be entreated not to hit the nail at all.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
They might not need me — yet they might —
I’ll let my Head be just in sight —
A smile as small as mine might be
Precisely their necessity —
Love is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the body.
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are, if indeed you cannot get it above them, than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too.
I’m trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It’s so easy to get turned.