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"It is a public scandal that gives offence
and it is no sin to sin in secret."
~Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

"No man can wear one face to himself
and another to the multitude,
without finally getting bewildered
as to which one may be true."
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"For he who lives more lives than one,
more deaths than one must die."
~Oscar Wilde

STRENGTH from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran 

You have been told that, even like a chain,
   you are as weak as your weakest link.
This is but half the truth.
   You are also as strong as your strongest link.
To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon
   the power of ocean by the frailty of its foam.
To judge you by your failures is to cast blame
   upon the seasons for their inconstancy.

Ay, you are like an ocean,
And though heavy-grounded ships await the tide upon your shores,
   yet, even like an ocean, you cannot hasten your tides.
And like the seasons you are also,
And though in your winter you deny your spring,
Yet spring, reposing within you,
   smiles in her drowsiness and is not offended.