Go Set a Watchman
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Read between January 29 - February 07, 2019
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let any moral come along and she would uphold it;
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Revival time was a time of war: war on sin, Coca-Cola, picture shows, hunting on Sunday; war on the increasing tendency of young women to paint themselves and smoke in public;
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The second night he preached, his topic was The Wages of Sin. At that time the local movie house was featuring a film of the same title (persons under sixteen not admitted):
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“Aunty, you know good and well if I walked in church today with a hat on they’d think somebody was dead.”
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the greatest talent for dullness he had ever seen in a man on the near side of fifty.
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worst of all, he was thought to be ambitious.
Phil Ruse
Nothing against ambition myself, except when it's held up as the ideal.
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she was uneasy all the time she was away from the security of those who she knew loved her.
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Had the earth stopped turning, had the trees frozen, had the sea given up its dead, Jean Louise would not have noticed.
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they were vaguely felt sorry for, and were produced to date any stray extra man who happened to be visiting their friends.
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It takes a lot of what I don’t have to be a member of this wedding.
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we do ask you to conduct yourself within the rules that those who know have laid down for your behavior, and don’t try to be anything else.
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he still couldn’t print this because it was blasphemous and didn’t scan.
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A man can be boiling inside, but he knows a mild answer works better than showing his rage. A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.
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Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”