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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
Private sincerity is a public welfare.
        C. A. Bartol.—Radical Problems: Individualism.
He that feeds men serveth few;
He serves all who dares be true.
        Emerson.—Poems: Initial, Dæmonic, and Celestial Love, Part III.
Don’t be “consistent,” but be simply true.
        Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. II.
I think you will find that people who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be “consistent.”
        Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. II.
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain, what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an “honest man.”
        George Washington.—Maxims.

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