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  • She felt the fervor of admiration in the young man's attitude towards her, but she was painfully conscious of her undeservingness.

    The Portion of Labor

  • High on the list of these was, for fairly obvious reasons, Martin Luther King whose earlier winning of the award was a source of both embarassment (because it highlighted Mr Obama's own relative undeservingness) and pride.

    News » Julie Henry

  • Ruskin's "gentleman" who has tears always in his eyes, in spite of the smile on his lips; she is not "quick to perceive the want" in the many lives, which are empty or crippled, though, perhaps, seemingly prosperous: things turn out well with her, and she deserves it, so the sight of her would bring home a sense of undeservingness to the less fortunate; she cannot speak so as to be "understanded of" them; she is not one of those who have learnt that "_avoir beaucoup souffert c'est comme ceux qui savent beaucoup de langues, avoir appris à tout comprendre, et à se fairs comprendre de tous_."

    Stray Thoughts for Girls


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