An aged individual who considers the children to be ignorant is not truly intelligent even if s/he is being considered a matured person by many people.
…he’ll come back. We all come back, kate. These private little revolutions always die. The compromise is always made. In a peculiar way. Frank is right– every man does have a star. The star of one’s honesty. And you spend your life groping for it, but once it’s out it never lights again. I don’t think he went very far. He probably just wanted to be alone to watch his star go out.
You express the truth of your character with the choice of your actions.
Never judge someone’s character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment.
The root of the word “integrity
The trait I regard most highly in a man is kindness. Thoughtful, consistent kindness. All other qualities-whether charming, witty, handsome, enterprising, powerful, seductive, or ingenious-wither in comparison to a truly kind man.
A superior intellect & sensitive person is not often as comfortable and confident in public as the mediocre minds and/or bumptious people because he thoroughly knows that some will hate his understanding points sheer out of their jealousy, and others particularly duffers’ will discuss and debate about his points mere out of their level of understanding to put the basics out of context.
If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man.
The fact regularly faced in telling people first the odd truths is that some don’t openly reflect, but most outrightly reject; and when it turns out to be correct publicly, they accept only to give often its credit to a person who desires but doesn’t deserve respect.