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Unformatted text preview: s. Hence the
proverb, 'shame dwells in the eyes'. For this reason we feel most shame before those who
will always be with us and those who notice what we do, since in both cases eyes are upon
us. We also feel it before those not open to the same imputation as ourselves: for it is plain
that their opinions about it are the opposite of ours. Also before those who are hard on any
one whose conduct they think wrong; for what a man does himself, he is said not to resent
when his neighbours do it: so that of course he does resent their doing what he does not do
himself. And before those who are likely to tell everybody about you; not telling others is as
good as not be lieving you wrong. People are likely to tell others about you if you have
wronged them, since they are on the look out to harm you; or if they speak evil of
everybody, for those who attack the innocent will be still more ready to attack the guilty.
And before those whose main occupation is with their neighbours' failings- people like
satirists and writers of comedy; these are...
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