"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(1807-1882) American poet
Kavanagh, 1849
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I like it. The I am (being) weighs equally to the judgement of acts.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    We often forget that merely feeling capable of doing something is not the same thing as doing it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Few of us have not been so shorn of our objectivity as to be well equipped to judge ourselves, or others, other than in the light of the prejudices that have been inculcated in us.

    As it is written:

    " Judge not according to the appearance,
    but judge righteous judgement. "
    ~ John 7:24
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    " Tell me not in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream ! -
    for the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And thing are not what they seem.

    In the world's broad field of battle,
    In the bivouac of life,
    Be not like dumb, driven cattle !
    Be a hero in the strife !

    Let us then be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
    Learn to labor and to wait."
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, exerts from " A Psalm of Life "
    I judge not myself by that I think I can,
    But that I Know I can.
    As others know also'
    Of that which has already been done. RVP
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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