Posted by Sadie from ? (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 4:50PM :
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.
xxx Let's take "convince" to mean "prove with actions as well as words."
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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