If you want to know what a man’s character is really like, don’t ask him to tell you his creed or his code (for everyone has a prettified public version of these), but ask him to tell you the living person he most admires – for hero worship is the truest index of a man’s private nature.

Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986) Anglo-American columnist, journalist, author
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