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  • …the prohibition of alcohol; he praised, though he did not obey, the laws against motor-speeding; he paid his debts; he contributed to the church, the Red Cross, and the Y. M. C. A.; he followed the custom of his clan and cheated only as it was sanctified by precedent; and he never descended to trickery—though, as he explained to Paul Riesling: "Course I don’t mean to say that every ad I write is literally true or that I always believe everything I say when I give some buyer a good…

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  • Some worry that capitalism sanctifies greed. Others think capitalism can direct greed to help the community.
  • He banished them, consigned them to the fire, not to desecrate them but to sanctify us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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