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To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion?

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

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