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Daemon
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By humbly and frankly acknowledging yourself to be in the wrong, there is no knowing, my son, what good you may do.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
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Does anyone even do such a thing anymore?

People are too busy blaming someone else for what they themselves have done.

Where is the maturity and responsibility (not to mention integrity) in that?

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By humbly and frankly acknowledging yourself to be in the wrong, there is no knowing, my son, what good you may do.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
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Pantuflas wrote:
Does anyone even do such a thing anymore?

People are too busy blaming someone else for what they themselves have done.

Where is the maturity and responsibility (not to mention integrity) in that?


It does exist. We don't often see it though because it doesn't make the news.

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum
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Daemon wrote:
By humbly and frankly acknowledging yourself to be in the wrong, there is no knowing, my son, what good you may do.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)


Yeah. Whether it may do good or bad, do it only in the presence of your lawyer...
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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
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Context from: Vanity Fair

Chapter 22

A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoon


Our young bride and bridegroom had chosen Brighton as the place where they would pass the first few days after their marriage; and having engaged apartments at the Ship Inn, enjoyed themselves there in great comfort and quietude, until Jos presently joined them. Nor was he the only companion they found there. As they were coming into the hotel from a sea-side walk one afternoon, on whom should they light but Rebecca and her husband. The recognition was immediate. Rebecca flew into the arms of her dearest friend. Crawley and Osborne shook hands together cordially enough: and Becky, in the course of a very few hours, found means to make the latter forget that little unpleasant passage of words which had happened between them. "Do you remember the last time we met at Miss Crawley's, when I was so rude to you, dear Captain Osborne? I thought you seemed careless about dear Amelia. It was that made me angry: and so pert: and so unkind: and so ungrateful. Do forgive me!" Rebecca said, and she held out her hand with so frank and winning a grace, that Osborne could not but take it. By humbly and frankly acknowledging yourself to be in the wrong, there is no knowing, my son, what good you may do. I knew once a gentleman and very worthy practitioner in Vanity Fair, who used to do little wrongs to his neighbours on purpose, and in order to apologise for them in an open and manly way afterwards — and what ensued? My friend Crocky Doyle was liked everywhere, and deemed to be rather impetuous — but the honestest fellow. Becky's humility passed for sincerity with George Osborne.

Read more:https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/t/thackeray/william_makepeace/vanity/chapter22.html

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