My dear,

Do you stand with the optimists or the pessimists? Do you see only good, or only bad? ..Be wary of both sides. I advise you to stand in the middle. See the good and the bad, don’t judge in the extremes. Whether it’s with a fear in your heart or with a smile on your face, to see only one side, one supposed truth, is self-delusion.

Falsely yours,
James Branch Cabell