You can have loyal subordinates, or competent ones.
A lot of what we refrain from doing is not wrong, or undesirable, but just too much trouble to explain.
Struggle with, v. Wallow in.
The point of a special day for airing grievances is that all the other days are not.
The dissolute and profligate can always be depended on to preach sobriety and thrift; today it is the sober and thrifty who refuse to do so.
It is more pleasant to be told that one has done a brilliant thing than that one is a brilliant person, which implies an obligation to continue.
To yearn for celebrity is to envy the animals when visiting the zoo.
The past is rarely given voice, except to pronounce in favor of present fashion.
I anticipate an old age full of regrets for what I did not do, with only a few for what I did not say.
It is possible, though unusual, to acquire the habit of finding truths comforting and lies unpleasant.