"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
-- Eric Hoffer
"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
When in doubt tell the truth.
It helps if you have a bad memory too!
"Its like your batteries get low, and you need to charge them on someone elses story."