This quote made my day:

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thanks, Jerry. It is a good one. In my DMDMQ, I offered this additional thought:

QUOTE NOTE: In forging this thought, Emerson was almost certainly influenced by a 1763 remark from Samuel Johnson. Speaking to his biographer James Boswell, he said about a contemporary: “But if he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.”

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Sep 18, 2023Liked by Dr. Mardy Grothe

So appropriate and so needed today

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