Monday, March 26, 2012

A very vulgar virtue

To get along with men of goodness and kind temper, is but a very vulgar virtue. The difficulty is to carry matters smooth and inoffensively with men of rugged, intractable, and fiery dispositions, with those who make little conscience of what they do or say, and stick at nothing unjust or unfair in their dealings. And he who can do this. . . sets a noble and commendable pattern of Christian fortitude.

- A Treatise on Temper—its Use and Abuse

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