Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman. — Little Dorrit
My Take – This one is a tough one to get a handle on. I tend to disagree with it. While past performance may be an indicator of future activities, you can never tell with human beings. We are a hard bunch to predict. That guy who has it all under control with a great wife and kids might throw it all away on a girl half his age and a bad coke habit. The person you see on the street every day on your walk to your office might be all smiles and “Good Morning!” for years, then one day you get mugged. The best advice I can give is to always be prepared for the worst, even as you hope for the best.