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Honesty , The Mechanics of Virtue, Matt Berry, aphorism 168

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Most strengths puff themselves up. We want them to look as large and fearsome as possible. Honesty is the only exception ... for when precisely honesty wants to show its strength, it must admit to weakness, smallness, and cowardice. A completely honest man looks more like a junk dealer than a resplendent prince.



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