Manners without sincerity, is called polite society
…I tried to pretend that what we were enacting was nothing more than an intricate kind of handshake.” ~Malcolm
There is a sort of mental treasonThat smothers dreams outside of reason
Cynicism is extremely contagious, and the most pious among us cannot long endure its potency. The gullible should be on their guard, however, since this endearing quality frequently masquerades as wit.
No quality imparts apparent strength to its possessors more effectively than faith. From hospital beds to battlefields, it is the iron that strengthens a man to confront his destiny.