My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it. It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
P.S. If you’re into that kind of thing, Casanova’s autobiography is a pretty good look at what life in Europe was like hundreds of years ago. It’s not just sex – although there is a lot of sex in it.