Great Throughts Treasury

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Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

An absolute command of your temper, so as not to be provoked to passion, upon any account; patience, to hear frivolous, impertinent, and unreasonable applications; with address enough to refuse, without offending, or, by your manner of granting, to double the obligation; dexterity enough to conceal a truth without telling a lie; sagacity enough to read other people’s countenances; and serenity enough not to let them discover anything by your; a seeming frankness with a real reserve. There are the rudiments of a politician.

Absolute | Enough | Frankness | Obligation | Passion | Patience | People | Reserve | Sagacity | Serenity | Temper | Truth |

Tacitus, fully Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus NULL

He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion.

Frankness | Qualities |

Thomas Chalmers

This character wherewith we sink into the grave at death is the very character wherewith we shall reappear at the resurrection.

Frankness | Heart | Life | Life | Man | Manners | People | Smile | Soul | System | Virtue | Virtue |

Thomas Merton

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.

Candor | Courage | Frankness | Need | Sincerity |