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  • …where benevolence took spasmodic forms, where charity was assumed as a regular uniform by loud professors and speculators in cheap notoriety, vehement in profession, restless and vain in action, servile in the last degree of meanness to the great, adulatory of one another, and intolerable to those who were anxious quietly to help the weak from failing rather than with a great deal of bluster and self-laudation to raise them up a little way when they were down, he plainly told us.

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  • Don’t grow dependent upon popular adulation. It comes and goes and reverses unexpectedly.
  • ...waves and waves of adulation wash his pain away.
    Michael J. Farrand  --  Gibson’s 1988 Home Run

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