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From a child's play, we can gain understanding of how he sees and construes the world--what he would like it to be, what his conce ...
Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetti ...
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit ...
The besetting sin of able men is impatience of contradiction and of criticism. Even those who do their best to resist the temptati ...
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