The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.