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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XIV

“The essence of truest kindness lies in the grace with which it is performed. Some men seem to discount all gratitude, almost make it impossible, by the way in which they grant favors. They make you feel so small, so … 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 XI

“The farmer does not expect every seed that he sows in hope and faith to fall on good ground and bring forth its harvest; he is perfectly certain that this will not be so, cannot be so. He is counting … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude X

“If a man receives a counterfeit dollar he does not straightway lose his faith in all money,—at least there are not such instances on record in this country. If he has a run of three or four days of dull … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude VII

“To realize that he who once lived in the sanctuary of our affection, in the frank confidence where conversation seemed but our soliloquy, and to whom our aims and aspirations have been thrown open with no Bluebeard chamber of reserve, … Continue reading

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