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Unformatted text preview: failure: all such actions are tokens of meanness. Also, praising people to their face,
and praising extravagantly a man's good points and glozing over his weaknesses, and
showing extravagant sympathy with his grief when you are in his presence, and all that sort
of thing; all this shows the disposition of a flatterer. Also, refusing to endure hardships that
are endured by people who are older, more delicately brought up, of higher rank, or
generally less capable of endurance than ourselves: for all this shows effeminacy. Also,
accepting benefits, especially accepting them often, from another man, and then abusing him
for conferring them: all this shows a mean, ignoble disposition. Also, talking incessantly
about yourself, making loud professions, and appropriating the merits of others; for this is
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