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    We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?
    Jessamyn West (1902–1984)

    Many are concerned about the monuments of the West and the East,—to know who built them. For my part, I should like to know who in those days did not build them,—who were above such trifling.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)