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Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite. Charles Spurgeon

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Sincerity gives wings to power.

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Can there be greater foolishness than the respect you pay to people collectively when you despise them individually? Cicero

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Sincerity is the highest complement you can pay, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. Henry David Thoreau

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Weak people cannot be sincere. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Everyone says he's sincere, but everyone isn't sincere. If everyone was sincere who says he's sincere there wouldn't be half so many insincere ones in the world and there would be lots, lots, lots more really sincere ones! Tennessee Williams

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The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Sincerity may be humble, but she cannot be servile. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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We are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspiration instead of our performance. But in truth the conduct of our lives is the only proof of the sincerity of our hearts.

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The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe just so you're sincere. Charles M. Schulz

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Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character. James Russell Lowell

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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. Confucius

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You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"The more sincere the soul, the heavier the cross endured." Aberjhani

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Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate. Sallust

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It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. George Bernard Shaw

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I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give me an opportunity once in a year to speak the truth. Henry David Thoreau

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It is best to be yourself, imperial, plain and true. Robert Browning

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“And therein shines one major definition of what it meant to be Clinton D. Powell: someone who looked for, trusted in, and helped empower (if you will) the best in others. It takes a lot of beautiful love, uncommon sincerity, and spitfire courage to do that.” Aberjhani

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The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. Thomas Carlyle

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Candor gives wings to strength.

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A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde

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It doesn't matter what you believe just so long as you're sincere. Charles M. Schulz

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Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either. Colette

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Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate. Samuel Johnson

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Those that vow the most are the least sincere. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty. William Congreve

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What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth. Benjamin Disraeli

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Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends. Joseph Conrad