Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Why do you climb philosophical hills? Because they are worth climbing. There are no hills to go down unless you start from the top.
You don’t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.