We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
—Jean de La Bruyere (1645–96) French Satiric Moralist, Author
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.
—Lillian Hellman (1905–84) American Playwright, Dramatist, Memoirist
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
—George Meredith (1828–1909) British Novelist, Poet, Critic