I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it. Wilson Mizner
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success. Kahlil Gibran
A dog won't forsake his master because of his poverty; a son never deserts his mother for her homely appearance. Chinese Proverb
The more time we spend considering the shortcomings of others, the smaller a person we become.
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.