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From the June 1886 issue of The Christian Science Journal

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

The advocates of novel opinions will always be met with more or less slander, but that is of little moment. What is gained by losing self-respect? What is lost by losing the homage of fools, or the praise of hypocrites, false to themselves as to others? Shakespeare is right:— This above all, to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.