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This sincerity or earnestness he would have applied everywhere: he makes it the law, the healthy and holy law, of art, of morals, of politics.
I doubt whether you make absolute sincerity your standard in life," he answered significantly.
Absolute sincerity is rather difficult, don't you think?
I'm convinced," he said, "that there are cases in which perfect sincerity is possible--cases where there's no relationship, though the people live together, if you like, where each is free, where there's no obligation upon either side.
The two grandmothers, with not less partiality, but more sincerity, were equally earnest in support of their own descendant.
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
You've never been wanting to me, Godfrey," said Nancy, with quiet sincerity.
I was astonished at the sincerity and temper of this pious Papist, as much as I was oppressed by the power of his reasoning; and it presently occurred to my thoughts, that if such a temper was universal, we might be all Catholic Christians, whatever Church or particular profession we joined in; that a spirit of charity would soon work us all up into right principles; and as he thought that the like charity would make us all Catholics, so I told him I believed, had all the members of his Church the like moderation, they would soon all be Protestants.
In what he said there seemed so much sincerity of repentance, that it painfully affected me.
But the sweet sincerity of joy and peace which I draw from this alliance with my brother's soul is the nut itself whereof all nature and all thought is but the husk and shell.
A message, a thought, a sincerity, a glance from him, I want, but not news, nor pottage.
Again, we have known you long, and can put the most entire confidence in your truth, candor, and sincerity.