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A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Make but few explanations. The character that cannot defend itself is not worth vindicating.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. The slave may be a freeman. The monarch may be a slave. Situations are noble or ignoble, as we make them.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

In these two things the greatness of man consists, to have God so dwelling in us as to impart his character to us, and to have him so dwelling in us that we recognize his presence, and know that we are his, and he is ours. The one is salvation: the other the assurance of it.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Sacrifice alone, bare and unrelieved, is ghastly, unnatural, and dead; but self-sacrifice, illuminated by love, is warmth and life; it is the death of Christ, the life of God, and the blessedness and only proper life of man.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Truth lies in character. Christ did not simply speak the truth; he was truth; truth, through and through; for truth is a thing not of words, but of life and being.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.

    Author: George Macdonald

It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.

    Author: George Macdonald

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.

    Author: George Macdonald

The seed dies into a new life, and so does man.

    Author: George Macdonald

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