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Honesty is the best policy, but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man.

Richard Whately (1787-1863) English logician, theologian, archbishop
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A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.

Richard Whately (1787-1863) English logician, theologian, archbishop
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It is one thing to wish to have the truth on our side; and another to wish sincerely to be on the side of truth.

Richard Whately (1787-1863) English logician, theologian, archbishop
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Though not always called upon to condemn ourselves, it is always safe to suspect ourselves.

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Neither human applause nor human censure is to be taken as the test of truth. He who should satisfy himself either with being popular, or with being unpopular, would equally be taking man’s judgment for his standard. But either the one or the other should set us upon careful self-examination.

Richard Whately (1787-1863) English logician, theologian, archbishop
Sermon, Christ Church, Dublin (22 Oct 1837)
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