"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
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 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I would prefer : others judge us by what they hear, while we judge ourselves by what we have done"
     -- RobertSRQ     
    That's why it is so important to examine our actions from someone else's point of view. Rarely do we realize that our actions are often the opposite of our supposed intentions.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Others judge us by what they think we have done.
     -- warren, olathe     
    We always judge our own actions through the rose colored glasses of our good intentions. What few remember is that someone's good intentions have no practical value to anyone but themselves.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
     -- sammi, cotonou     
    Good comments all.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    Mr. L. seems to have struck a chord -- and not a "lost" one !
     -- Bob Leavitt, Charlotte, VT     
    Keep it plumb and square. Right is right, wrong is wrong ! To much pride makes for a blind leader. A seasoned foreman can direct, an experienced Master will tell both, to what degree they are measured and how. This from a practical ,common sense point of view. Wisdom and understanding in action.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
    O ship of State ! We know what Master laid thy keel !
    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 !
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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