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''Frank and explicit'' -- that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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A ''No'' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ''Yes'' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
~ William Blake

 

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Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
~ James F. Cooper

 

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Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
~ Arabian Proverb

 

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Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.
~ George Macdonald

 

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Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich

 

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If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!
~ Thomas Hardy

 

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It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.
~ Marshall Mcluhan

 

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Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
~ George Orwell

 

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There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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There is no wisdom like frankness.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion.
~ George Eliot

 

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We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.
~ William James

 

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You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

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