"To thine own self be true, and it must follow,
as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
William Shakespeare
(1564-1616) Playwright
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Excelent quote, but for our times I think Julius Ceaser is more apt: "These growing feathers plucked from Caesar's wing will make him fly an ordinary pitch, who else would soar above the view of men and keep us all in servile fearfulness."

Julius Ceaser, Act I; Scene i
 -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
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    The term "Servile Fearfulness"is appropriate today.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    "The quality of mercy is not strained;
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest,
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
    T'is mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
    The throned monarch betterr than his crown:
    His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein does sit the dread and fear of kings;
    But mercy is above this septred sway,
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then show likest God's,
    When mercy seasons justice."
    From " The Merchant of Venice"
    William Shakespeare
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    " Lord thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress." Psalm 10,17,18 kjb
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
     -- Mary, MI      
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