Oct 21 13 3:07 AM

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"A bare assertion is NOT necessarily the naked truth"

Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.   Quintus Septimius Tertullianus (160 AD - 230 AD), Adversus Valentinianos

"The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it."

"The most important distinction between aggression and assertion is its intent. During assertion, we move ourselves toward another; during aggression, we move ourselves against another. Assertion is vital within a relationship. Aggression is not..."

"Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting them"

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Benjamin Franklin

Our feelings were given us to excite to action, and when they end in themselves, they are cherished to no good purpose -- Sanford

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character -- The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues - not by the power of those which subdued him -- Richter

Cultivate consideration for the feelings of other people if you want not have your own injured -- Those who complain the most of ill-usage are those who abuse others the oftenest - Richter

The heart that is soonest to awake to the flower is always the first to be touched by the thorns -- Moore

Thought is deeper than all speech; feeling deeper than all thought; soul to souls can never teach what unto themselves was taught -- Cranch

The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection - even in the kindliest soul - is - tenderness toward the hard - forbearance toward the un-forbearing - warmth of heart toward the cold - philanthropy toward the misanthropic -- Richter

Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads  in their hearts -- the difficulty is to keep them apart and yet both actively working together -- Sterne

A word - a look - which at one time would make no impression -  at another time wounds the heart; and like a shaft flying with the wind, pierces deep, which, with its own natural force -- would scarce have reached the object aimed at - Sterne

Every human feeling is greater and larger than its exciting cause - a proof I think - that man is designed for a higher state of existence -- Coleridge

Feelings come and go - like light troops following victory of the present; but principles - like troops of the line are undisturbed and stand fast -- Richter

The heart has often been compared to the needle of the compass for its constancy; has it ever been so for its variations?  Yet,  were any man to keep minutes of his feelings from youth to age, what a table of variations would they present -- how numerous, how diverse, how strange ! - Hare

Feeling in the young precedes philosophy, and often acts with a better and more certain aim -- Carleton

Sincerity is to speak as we think - to do as we pretend and profess - to perform what we promise - and really to be what we would seem and appear to be -- Tilloston

Sincerity is the face of the soul as dissimulation is the mask -- S. Dubay

Sincerity - a deep - genuine heart felt sincerity is a trait of true and noble manhood --Sterne

Inward sincerity will of course influence the outward deportment; where the one is wanting, there is great reason to suspect the absence of the other -- Sterne

Sincerity is the indispensable ground of all conscientiousness and by consequence of all heartfelt religion -- Kant

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to  be in reality what we would appear to be ; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them -- Socrates

Believe nothing against another , but on good authority; one report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it -- Penn

The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as it is the best fruit which the birds have been peeking at -- Swift

Slander is the revenge of the coward, and dissimulation his defense -- Johnson

Plato, hearing that some asserted he was a very bad man. said "I shall take care so to live that nobody will believe them" -- Guardian

Diogenes being asked "What is that beast, the bite of which is the most dangerous?" replied "Of wild beasts, the bite of a slanderer; and of tame beasts, that of the flatterer" -- Diogenes

No one is safe from slander -- The best way is to pay no attention to it - but live in innocence and let the world talk -- Moliere

The slanderer inflicts wrong by calumniating the absent; and he who gives credit to the calumny before he knows its truth, is equally guilty -- Herodotus

Oh! Many a shaft, at random sent, finds mark the archer little meant; and many a word, at random spoken, may soothe or wound a heart that's broken -- Walter Scott

It is commonly unnecessary to refute slander and calumny, except by perseverance in well doing; they are sparks, which, if  you do not fan them, will soon go out --

If evil be said of thee,m and it is true, correct it; if it be a lie, laugh at it -

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long lived -- Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee -- Kant

Slander cannot make the subject of it either better or worse -- it may represent us in a false light, or place a likeness of us in a bad one, but we are always the same -- Not so the slanderer, for calumny always makes the calumniator worse, but the culmniated never -- Colton

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