Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.