Now that I am getting old and begin to approach the patriarchic state, I too feel that it is worse to preach immorality than to practice it. One may be driven to commit murder by love or hatred, but one can only advocate murder out of sheer wickedness.
--Italo Svevo, Confessions of Zeno 30 (Alfred A. Knopf ed., 1930, 1958)
Afterthought: By my count, this is my 27,029th day on the planet, including Leap Days. The Leap Days, and actually 19 Leap Days somehow seems like more than 27,029 days.