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But this would not be done to men of base natures; for they, if they find themselves once suspected, will never be true.
So, therefore, that mortal man who hath more of joy than sorrow in him, that mortal man cannot be true --not true, or undeveloped.
After a passage of what we feel to be true poetry, there follows, inevitably, a passage of platitude which no critical prejudgment can force us to admire; but if, upon completing the work, we read it again, omitting the first book -- that is to say, commencing with the second -- we shall be surprised at now finding that admirable which we before condemned -- that damnable which we had previously so much admired.
Those men therefore who are as much inferior to others as the body is to the soul, are to be thus disposed of, as the proper use of them is their bodies, in which their excellence consists; and if what I have said be true, they are slaves by nature, and it is advantageous to them to be always under government.
Why, sir," said he, "she will tell me it cannot be true that this God I shall tell her of can be just, or can punish or reward, since I am not punished and sent to the devil, that have been such a wicked creature as she knows I have been, even to her, and to everybody else; and that I should be suffered to live, that have been always acting so contrary to what I must tell her is good, and to what I ought to have done.
I think if you can find out who you are, and be true to yourself, to me that is heroic.
To be true to the miracle of Vatican II, there is urgent need of recovering a new, fuller understanding of patristic, glad, tidings, above all the good news that we are not merely called but are the sons and daughters of God"' (1 John 3:1).
While this may be true, a poor match between investment policy and investment vehicles is a danger of any investment, not just index funds.
Sometimes we are "unintentionally misled," as when people deceive themselves and then faithfully report to us what they believe to be true.