In any case the road to success is pictured as one beset with perils but which, it would seem, an individual with the proper qualities can overcome to attain the goal. The reward is seen in the distance; the way is lonely. Further on it is a route for wolves; one can succeed only at the cost of the failure of others.
Man and Socialism in Cuba
So clobbeth the Poles so that they despair; they have my deepest sympathy for their situation, but, if we want to exist, we have no choice but to wipe them out; the wolf cannot help it that he was created by God the way he is, but one shoots him yet, if one can.
Otto von Bismarck
Letter to his sister Malwine (March 1861).
Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
The boy cried "Wolf, wolf!" and the villagers came out to help him.
The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
Literature was not born the day when a boy crying "wolf, wolf" came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying "wolf, wolf" and there was no wolf behind him.
Lectures on Literature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Sirens of Titan
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Pale Blue Dot
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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