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" Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action;... "
The Companion: After-dinner Table-talk - Page 31
by Robert Conger Pell - 1850 - 192 pages
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The Golden Gems of Life, Or, Gathered Jewels for the Home Circle

Smith C. Ferguson, Emory Adams Allen - Bookbinding - 1880 - 686 pages
...fashions his manners after those of others. Therefore, let us give vanity fair quarter wherever we meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to its possessor, and to others who are within its sphere of action. Vanity pervades the whole human family...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself: Now First ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - Printers - 1884 - 598 pages
...the introductory words, " Without vanity I may say" &c., but some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action ; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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The Golden Gems of Life: Or, Gathered Jewels for the Home Circle

Smith C. Ferguson, Emory Adams Allen - Conduct of life - 1884 - 648 pages
...fashions his manners after those of others. Therefore, let us give vanity fair quarter wherever we meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to its possessor, and to others who are within its sphere of action. Vanity pervades the whole human family...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Notes and a Sketch of Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1886 - 256 pages
...the introductory words, " Without vanity I may say" etc., but some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action ; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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Some Verdicts of History Reviewed

William Stebbing - History - 1887 - 432 pages
...in his sense is not incompatible with a certain intermixture of vanity. " Most people," he writes, " dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have...productive of good to the possessor and to others that are within his sphere of action ; and therefore in many cases it would not be altogether absurd...
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Self-consciousness of Noted Persons

Ability - 1887 - 216 pages
...some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they may have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action; and therefore in many cases it would not be altogether absurd...
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Benjamin Franklin: His Life

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 330 pages
...hand), unlucky, disastrous. " Without vanity I may say" etc., but some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action ; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1892 - 572 pages
...the introductory words, " Without vanity, I may say," etc., but some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action ; and therefore in many cases it would not be altogether absurd...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. (Complete)

Benjamin Franklin - Biography - 1892 - 202 pages
...some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they may have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1893 - 636 pages
...vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of t it themselves; but I give it fair quarter wherever...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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