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Unformatted text preview: a 'perhaps', putting everything this way and nothing
positively. They are cynical; that is, they tend to put the worse construction on everything.
Further, their experience makes them distrustful and therefore suspicious of evil.
Consequently they neither love warmly nor hate bitterly, but following the hint of Bias they
love as though they will some day hate and hate as though they will some day love. They are
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more exalted or unusual than what will help them to keep alive. They are not generous,
because money is one of the things they must have, and at the same time their experience
has taught them how hard it is to get and how easy to lose. They are cowardly, and are
always anticipating danger; unlike that of the young, who are warm - blooded, their
temperament is chilly; old age has pa...
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