My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
George Washington, in The writings of George Washington, American Stationers Co., 1836, p.301
The gap between our feelings and our social observation is dangerously wide.
From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.