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From the April 1883 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Mary Baker Eddy has been verified as the author by The Mary Baker Eddy Library.

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis 226:8-228:19

What has an individual gained by losing his own self respect? Or what has he lost when retaining his own, he loses the homage of fools, or the pretentious praise of hypocrites, false to themselves as to others? "To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any one. " When Aristotle was asked what a person could gain by uttering falsehoods, he replied: Not to be credited when he shall tell the truth.