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Character

Speak not one thing with the mouth and another with the heart. - Author 186690
Just as a tested and rugged virtue of the moral hero is worth more than the lovely, tender, untried innocence of the child, so is the massive strength of a soul that has conquered truth for itself worth more than the soft peach-bloom faith of a soul that takes truth on trust. - Francis Ellington Abbot
It is easy to condemn; it is better to pity. - Francis Ellington Abbot
War is science of destruction. - John Abbott, fully John Stevens Cabot Abbott
The reason we’re here is to exercise personal responsibility, to evolve the higher self and to influence that development in others. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcinder, Jr.
Among today’s adept practitioners, the lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting reality. Nobody believes anybody, everyone is in the know. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. the lie, once a liberal means of communication, has today become one of the techniques of insolence enabling each individual to spread around him the glacial atmosphere whose shelter he can thrive. -
The assumption that though profits from decay of the emotions, or even that it remains unaffected, is itself an expression of the process of stupefaction. -
Candor may be considered as a compound of justice and the love of truth. - John Abercrombie
The sound and proper exercise of the imagination may be made to contribute to the cultivation of all that is virtuous and estimable in the human character. - John Abercrombie
Greed is the root of all sin. - Isaac Aboab de Fonesca
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