- There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
- Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
- Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.
I'd scoff except that I actually once knew someone who could do just that--kill someone with a Bic pen, I mean. Sixth degree blackbelt at 18.