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1. "If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity. Now as always God discovers Himself to "babes" and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few). We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond."
Author: A.W. Tozer
2. "Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place."
Author: Alan Dershowitz
3. "Candor disarms paranoia."
Author: Allen Ginsberg
4. "Truth is a risky proposition. It's the nature of mediocre human beings to believe that lies are necessary, that they serve a purpose, that truth is subversive, that candor is dangerous, that the very scaffold of communal life is supported by lies."
Author: Anne Rice
5. "Some of what I wrote bordered on blasphemy....If there was a God, He would have to be truth. And in that case, candor--however impertinent--would be more pleasing to Him than posturing."
Author: Catherine Marshall
6. "If your temper is aroused and you tell 'em a thing or two, you will have a fine time unloading your feelings. But what about the other fellow? Will he share your pleasure? Will your belligerent tones, your hostile attitude, make it easy for him to agree with you? "If you come at me with your fists doubled," said Wood row Wilson, "I think I can promise you that mine will double as fast as yours; but if you come to me and say, 'Let us sit down and take counsel together, and, if we differ from one another, understand why it is that we differ from one another, just what the points at issue are,' we will presently find that we are not so far apart after all, that the points on which we differ are few and the points on which we agree are many, and that if we only have the patience and the candor and the desire to get together, we will get together."
Author: Dale Carnegie
7. "Only now, in rhythmic waves, was she struck by her stupidity, her blindness, her estheronautiness, and, above all, her longing, the insult of the power of her longing, and she knew very well that is was these shortcomings that had made her so eager to interweave in his story the threads of her secret dreams of candor and of painful, purifying honesty; of a generous togetherness in which everything was possible. For a moment, with all that had been spun and stabbed and defiled within her, her face took on the expression of a frightened, abandoned girl who lunges out to bite, who lives unimaginably close to the skin's surface, ready to be drawn out like a final plan of retreat."
Author: David Grossman
8. "There is no diplomacy like candor."
Author: E. V. Lucas
9. "I was deeply interested in the little family history which he detailed to me with all that candor which a Frenchman indulges whenever mere self is the theme."
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
10. "Captain Billings," he drawled finally, "if you will pardon my candor, I might remark that you are something of an ass, don't you know."
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
11. "She had eloped in a trance, in haste, her docility a mask, a thousand hers revolting within herself and toward him. Yet coexisting with her flounder was the hope that one evening he would call her into his study and they would talk openly, talk of the things that had kept them apart and from their candor there would be born a real love, a lasting love that they had both envisaged.   The news of her pregnancy elated him."
Author: Edna O'Brien
12. "And if candor strikes to forcefully,step back, draw careful breath, and consider the angleyour words must takebefore you open your mouth, let them leak out. Because once you tilt the truth,it becomes a lie."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
13. "His track record of pragmatism, depth and candor all speak to a person who would find the Tea Party simplistic, opportunistic and misguided. Reagan was surrounded by some very smart people who gave him very sound advice. They were not wondering where certain countries are on the map."
Author: Eugene Jarecki
14. "To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion."
Author: George Eliot
15. "In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end."
Author: Gerald R. Ford
16. "Porque labios libertinos o venales le habían murmurado frases semejantes, no creía sino débilmente en el candor de las mismas; había que rebajar, pensaba él, los discursos exagerados que ocultan afectos mediocres; como si la plenitud del alma no se desbordara a veces por las metáforas más vacías, puesto que nadie puede jamás dar la exacta medida de sus necesidades, ni de sus conceptos, ni de sus dolores, y la palabra humana es como un caldero cascado en el que tocamos melodías para hacer bailar a los osos, cuando quisiéramos conmover a las estrellas."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
17. "Because infinite players prepare themselves to be surprised by the future, they play in complete openness. It is not an openness as in candor, but an openness as in vulnerability. It is not a matter of exposing one's unchanging identity, the true self that has always been, but a way of exposing one's ceaseless growth, the dynamic self that has yet to be."
Author: James P. Carse
18. "Fingir candor es algo bastante corriente, se ve en todas partes. Pero ser cándido sin ostentación ni premeditación, quedarse con lo bueno de cada uno, mejorarlo aun, y no decir nada de lo malo, eso sólo lo haces tú."
Author: Jane Austen
19. "Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy."
Author: Jason Epstein
20. "You might tell yourself that candor is the foundation of a relationship, but even that would be untrue. You are far more likely to lie to yourself, or your loved one, if you think it will keep the pain at bay."
Author: Jodi Picoult
21. "All leaders, male or female, innately possess feminine qualities like empathy, candor and vulnerability - the difference lies in which leaders choose to suppress those qualities, and which choose to leverage them as strengths."
Author: John Gerzema
22. "Per il candore e la semplicità della sua vita, c'è chi lo giudica un angelo; è una pietosa esagerazione, poiché non c'è uomo che sia esente da colpa."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
23. "Let's be honest, Mr. Ravenwood. You have no place in this town. You are not part of it and clearly, neither is your niece. I don't think you are in any position to make demands.""Mrs. Lincoln, I appreciate your candor, and I will try to be as frank with you as you have been with me. It would be a grave error for you, for anyone in this town, really, to pursue this matter. You see, I have a great deal of means. I'm a bit of a spendthrift, if you will. If you try to prevent my niece from returning to Stonewall Jackson High School, I will be forced to spend some of that money. Who knows, perhaps I'll bring in a Wal-Mart."There was another gasp from the bleachers."Is that a threat?""Not at all."
Author: Kami Garcia
24. "You and I, we must carry on, Gemma. I cannot afford the luxury of love. I must marry well. And now I must look after you. It is my duty.""If you wish to suffer, you do so of your own free will, not on my behalf. Or Father's or Grandmama's or anyone's. You are a fine physician, Thomas. Why is that not enough?""Because it isn't," he says with a rare candor. "Only this and the hope of nothing more? A quiet respectability with no true greatness or heroism in it, with only my reputation to recommend me. So you see, Gemma, you are not the only one who cannot rule her own life."
Author: Libba Bray
25. "His face churned. That was the point, before he said a word, that he broke her heart. The contortion of those muscles paraded a decision over whether to tell her the truth. Once he finally spoke, Lawrence's opting for the honesty route didn't nearly compensate for the fact that candor had been a choice. For an alternative direction to have beckoned, it was probably well trod."
Author: Lionel Shriver
26. "Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities."
Author: Madame De Stael
27. "Bienvenida"Se me ocurre que vas a llegar distinta no exactamente más lindani más fuerteni más dócilni más cautatan solo que vas a llegar distintacomo si esta temporada de no vermete hubiera sorprendido a vos tambiénquizá porque sabescómo te pienso y te enumerodespués de todo la nostalgia existeaunque no lloremos en los andenes fantasmalesni sobre las almohadas de candorni bajo el cielo opacoyo nostalgiotu nostalgiasy cómo me revienta que él nostalgietu rostro es la vanguardiatal vez llega primeroporque lo pinto en las paredescon trazos invisibles y segurosno olvides que tu rostrome mira como pueblosonríe y rabia y cantacomo puebloy eso te da una lumbreinapagableahora no tengo dudasvas a llegar distinta y con señalescon nuevascon honduracon franquezasé que voy a quererte sin preguntassé que vas a quererme sin respuestas."
Author: Mario Benedetti
28. "He laughed softly. "My dearest Mistress Ashbrooke, while I will admit to a certain misguided attraction to your more earthly charms, I would not now, or ever, consider them worth relinquishing my freedom. I would not relinquish that for you or, indeed, any other woman."The candor heightened the flush in her cheeks. "You have an aversion to marriage, sir?""Distinct and everlasting, madam. But aside from that, do I honestly strike you as the type of man who would take an unwilling wife to hearth and home?""I suppose ... if I thought about it ..."He laughed again. "If women thought about a tenth of the things they should think about, I warrant the world would be a far less complicated place to live in."
Author: Marsha Canham
29. "Umpama cetusan api yang digesek oleh Turgot, Candorcet dan Saint-Simon, konsep Tamadun Sekular telah dinyalakan oleh A Comte dan seterusnya membakar seluruh negara-negara yang memimpin Eropah seperti Perancis, Jerman dan Itali. Bahangnya kemudian melangkaui Lautan Atlantik dan bersemarak di negara-negara Anglo-Amerika - Britain dan Amerika Syarikat."
Author: Mohd Sani Badron
30. "There was altogether too much candor in married life; it was an indelicate modern idea, and frequently led to upsets in a household, if not divorce..."
Author: Muriel Spark
31. "Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk."
Author: Peggy Noonan
32. "I have to declare in all candor that no one interested in being published in our time can afford to be so naive as to believe that a book will make it merely because it's good."
Author: Richard Curtis
33. "If you write something that gets a bad response, or someone commits candor or is off message, there are often consequences almost immediately when it appears in the paper or a magazine, that somebody gets called into the boss's office. And sometimes it can result in a loss of access for the reporter."
Author: Ron Suskind
34. "If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader."
Author: Sarah Fielding
35. "In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science."
Author: Simon Greenleaf
36. "Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin."
Author: Tacitus
37. "The Dauthless have the wierdest slang. Pansycake, Nose...is there a term for The Candor?""Of course."Uriah grins."Jerks"
Author: Veronica Roth
38. "Candor does not provide us with protection, sustenance, or technological innovation. Therefore you are expendable to us."
Author: Veronica Roth
39. "And he's right to say that every faction loses something when it gains a virtue: the Dauntless, brave but cruel; the Erudite, intelligent but vain; the Amity, peaceful but passive; the Candor, honest but inconsiderate; the Abnegation, selfless but stifling."
Author: Veronica Roth
40. "I think they know we're talking about them," I say."So? They already know I hate them.""They do? How?"Christina fakes a smile at them and waves. I look down, my cheeks warm. I shouldn't be gossiping anyway. Gossiping is self-indulgent.Will hooks a foot around one of Al's legs and yanks back,knocking Al to the ground. Al scrambles to his feet."Because I've told them," she says, through the gritted teeth of her smile. Her teeth are straight on top and crooked on the bottom.She looks at me. "We try to be pretty honest about our feelings in Candor. Plenty of people have told me that they don't like me.And plenty of people haven't. Who cares?""We just...weren't supposed to hurt people," I say."I like to think I'm helping them by hating them," she says. "I'm reminding them that they aren't God's gift to humankind."
Author: Veronica Roth
41. "The tiles in the Merciless Mart are always black and white, and here they are in a checkered pattern. If I unfocus my eyes, I see exactly what the Candor don't believe in—gray."
Author: Veronica Roth
42. "I am your instructor", he says."My name is Four".Christina asks, "Four? Like the number?""Yes", Four says. "Is there a problem?""No.""Good. We're about to go into the Pit, which you will someday learn to love. It-"Christina snickers. "The Pit? Clever name."Four walks up to Christina and leans his face close to hers. His eyes narrow, and for a second he just stares at her."What's your name?" he asks quietly."Christina", she squeaks."Well, Christina, if I wanted to put up with Candor smart-mouths, I would have joined their faction", he hisses. "The first lesson you will learn from me is to keep your mouth shut.Got that?"
Author: Veronica Roth
43. "The Candor man wears a black suit with a white tie—Candor standard uniform. Their faction values honesty and sees the truth as black and white, so that is what they wear."
Author: Veronica Roth
44. "Candor values honesty, but our faction, Abnegation, values selflessness."
Author: Veronica Roth
45. "Okay. Then...I can talk. Ask me something.""Okay." He laughs shakily in my ear. "Why is your heart racing Tris?"I cringe and say, "Well, I...I barely know you. I barely know you and I'm crammed up against you in a box, Four, what do you think?"..."Maybe you were cut out for Candor," he says, "because you're a terrible liar."
Author: Veronica Roth
46. "Thank you for your honesty," Niles says. The Candor repeat the phrase under their breath. All around me are the words "Thank you for your honesty" at different volumes and pitches, and my anger begins to dissolve."
Author: Veronica Roth
47. "This is how we came by our factions: Candor, Erudite, Amity, Abnegation and Dauntless." Max smiles. "In them we find administrators and teachers and counselors and leaders and protectors. In them we find our sense of belonging, our sense of community, our very lives."
Author: Veronica Roth
48. "Those who blamed aggression formed Amity.'…‘Those who blamed ignorance became the Erudite.'…‘Those who blamed duplicity created Candor.'…‘Those who blamed selfishness made Abnegation.'…‘And those who blamed cowardice were the Dauntless."
Author: Veronica Roth
49. "The American bards shall be marked for generosity and affection and for encouraging competitors… . The great poets are also to be known by the absence in them of tricks and by the justification of perfect personal candor… . How beautiful is candor! All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor."
Author: Walt Whitman
50. "This time, Fusako was able to express herself with fluency and candor. The bold letters she had been writing week after week had granted her an unexpected new freedom."
Author: Yukio Mishima

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