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Always prefer honorable people

I'm reading now "The Art of Worldy Wisdom".

One of the maxims:

ONLY DEAL WITH HONORABLE MEN

You can trust them and they you. Their honour is the best surety of their behaviour even in misunderstandings, for they always act having regard to what they are. Hence ’tis better to have a dispute with honourable people than to have a victory over dishonourable ones. You cannot treat with the ruined, for they have no hostages for rectitude. With them there is no true friendship, and their agreements are not binding, however stringent they may appear, because they have no feeling of honour. Never have to do with such men, for if honour does not restrain a man, virtue will not, since honour is the throne of rectitude.

A good reminder of the importance of picking the right people for the important relationships in our lives.
And integrity / personal honor is an important trait.

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Good one Lucio, thank you for bringing us a refreshing and inspiring quote. It warms my heart to read about honour - as much as when I get to witness an act based on such a beautiful value.

I would like, as well, to share a piece of inspiration, that your saying from this book reminds me of.

The True Gentleman by John Walter Wayland (Virginia, 1899)

"The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe."

 

 

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Yeah, true, I think it's important that while learning strategies, power dynamics and "darker" sides of human nature we keep in mind that one of the main ingredients of success and self-development is to becoming a better human being.

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