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...times and is now deceived again. How it happens that self-knowledge leads to suspicion of others we had better not investigate too closely--it is a fact.
Every man is characterized by the way he behaves in regard to his promises. I do not mean keeping or breaking a promise, because nobody doubts that the honest man keeps it and the scoundrel does not. I mean the _*manner_ in which a promise is kept and the _*degree_ in which it is kept. La Roche-Foucauld says significantly: `We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.'' When in any given case promising and hopes and performance and fears are compared, important considerations arise,-- especially in cases of complicity in crime.
When it is at all possible, and in most cases it is, one ought to concern oneself with a man's style,--the handwriting of his soul. What this consists of cannot be expressed in a definite way. The style must simply be studied and tested with regard to its capacity for being united with certain presupposed qualities.... La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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