and if you're good all the time she'll naturally treat you with contempt.
Never explain what you're going to do, and don't explain afterwards,
if you can help it. If you find yourself between two stools, strike hard
for your own self, Smith -- strike hard, and you'll be respected more
than if you fought for all the world. Generosity isn't understood nowadays,
and what the people don't understand is either `mad' or `cronk'.
Failure has no case, and you can't build one for it. . . .
I started out in life very young -- and very soft."