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Evil flows backward swelling its source.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
“Lanterns in the Night,” Maxim 40, in The Jewish Forum (Aug 1948)
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Avarice is fear sheathed in gold.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
“Lanterns in the Night,” Maxim 42, in The Jewish Forum (Aug 1948)
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We are more apt to persecute the unfortunates than the scoundrels; the scoundrels may retaliate.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
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The amount of temptation required differentiates the honest from the dishonest.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #1095 (1965)
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Like the greedy merchants of bazaars, if we get out of life what we ask for, we are unhappy for not having asked for more.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #1195 (1965)
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A man is most accurately judged by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or to reciprocate.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #1198 (1965)

An earlier version of this quote was said by Eldridge in  "Lanterns in the Night," Maxim 41, in The Jewish Forum (Aug 1948): "A man’s character is most evident by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or reciprocate." See here for more information. See also Forbes.
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The ideals men die for often become the prejudices their descendants kill for.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #1439 (1965)
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In youth our judgments are obscured by our hopes; in age, by our regrets.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #144 (1965)
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The faults of others console us in our own.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #2178 (1965)
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In old age the root of virtue is fatigue; in youth, fear.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #258 (1965)
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Moral indignation is one of envy’s stylish disguises.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #2743 (1965)

See Wells.
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Possessions possess.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #2781 (1965)
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Democracy stands between two tyrannies: the one which it has overthrown and the one into which it will develop.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, #642 (1965)
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The ideals men die for often become the prejudices their descendents kill for.

Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) American educator, novelist, poet
Maxims for a Modern Man, 1493 (1965)
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