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The Dark Days

I, entombed in a crypt Of my own making Peered nervously, skeptically Through the crooked beams Of the house of my Being. Your pellucid words Strummed my heart strings, Beseeching a new song – Not from another’s hymnal But from … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XVII

“Ingratitude is some one’s protest that you are no longer necessary to him; it is often the expression of rebellion at the discontinuance of favors. People are rarely ungrateful until they have exhausted their assessments. Profuse expressions of gratitude do … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XVI

“That which often seems to us to be ingratitude, may be merely our own ignorance of the subtle phases of human nature. Sometimes a man’s heart is so full of thankfulness that he cannot speak, and in the very intensity … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XIII

“We must ever tower high above dependence on human gratitude or we can do nothing really great, nothing truly noble. The expectation of gratitude is the alloy of an otherwise virtuous act. It ever dulls the edge of even our … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XII

“Ingratitude is manifest in three degrees of intensity in the world… The first phase, the simplest and most common, is that of thoughtless thanklessness… The second phase of ingratitude is denial, a positive sin, not the mere negation of thanklessness… … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude IV

“Man should have only one court of appeals as to his actions, not “what will be the result?” ‘how will it be received?’ but ‘is it right?’ Then he should live his life in harmony with this standard alone, serenely, … Continue reading

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