My dear,

I’ve lost all my fortunes and lived on the streets.

I’ve quit school and found that in the end, when it was too late, it was the answer all along.

I’ve broken half the bones in my body travelling overseas and aimlessly wandered.

I’ve quit stable jobs in pursuit of greatness only to fail.

And I’ve been rejected by women so badly that I never recovered.

I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

… All of them actually.

Falsely yours,
Samuel Langhorne Clemens