possibly be fading
Someone's writing down your mistakes. Someone's documenting your downfall... -kmfdm
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence willing to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Success depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
I have never in my life learned anything from anyone who agreed with me.