True friendship is of royal lineage.  It is of the same kith and breeding as loyalty and self-forgetting devotion and proceeds upon a higher principle even than they.  For loyalty may be blind, and friendship must not be; devotion may sacrifice principles of right choice which friendship must guard with an excellent and watchful care . . . The object of love is to serve, not to win.

WOODROW WILSON, Baccalaureate Sermon, Princeton, 9 May, 1907.

Leo Joseph Ryan, Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as a U.S. Representative from California’s 11th congressional district from 1973 until he was murdered in Guyana by members of the Peoples Temple shortly before the Jonestown Massacre in 1978.
After the Watts Riots of 1965, then-Assemblyman Ryan took a job as a substitute school teacher to investigate and document conditions in the area. In 1970, he investigated the conditions of California prisons by being held, under a pseudonym, as an inmate in Folsom Prison, while presiding as chairman of the Assembly committee that oversaw prison reform. During his time in Congress, Ryan traveled to Newfoundland to investigate the practice of seal hunting.
Ryan was also famous for vocal criticism of the lack of Congressional oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and authored the Hughes-Ryan Amendment, passed in 1974.

Acorns were good until bread was found.
Francis Bacon

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It’s hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
Babe Ruth

III — Success: How It Is Won


Presence of mind and courage in distress

Are more than armies to produce success.

DRYDEN, Aureng-Zebe. Act ii.

Você realmente reage excessivamente. Eles já sabem.

Você realmente reage excessivamente. Eles já sabem.

What do you take me for? A fourteen karat sucker?
Stanley Kubrick