The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred.
They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.
Live virtuously, and you cannot not die too soon, or live too long.
Once we have resolved only to see those who will treat us morally and virtuously, reasonably and truthfully, without treating conventions, vanities and ceremonials as anything other than props of polite society, we will have to live more or less on our own.
Last Update: January, 2020