Manliness is not compatible with affectation. ...The self counscous assumption of any outward manner, the striving to add - even though it be bit a tenth of a cubit to this height - is fatal, and will at once banish the all but divine attribute. A man cannot be faithful to his friends, unsuspicous before the world, gentle with women, loving with children, kindly with servants, tender hearted with all, and at the same time be frank of speech, with springing eager energies, simply because he desires it. These things, which are the attributes of manliness, must come of training on a nature not ignoble.

— Anthony Trollope, English novelist (1815-1882)  

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