To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.
That's the risk you take if you change that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.