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|you have put off the old man
with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is
renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
"Look to Abraham your
father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased
I am a new man in Christ
|In this last revision, as in the first composition, it
is the fixed purpose to secure perfect accuracy in the relation
of facts, even to their details and their coloring, and to keep truth clear from the
clouds, however brilliant, of conjecture and tradition. No well-founded criticism that has
been seen, whether made here or abroad, with a good will or a bad one, has been neglected.
George Bancroft, History of the United States, Vol.1, Preface
|Just as Christ in His love spared not His own life, so I do
not cut corners in the service of others.
I expend great effort to track down the facts.
Just as God in His providence governs the tiniest atomic particles, I pay attention to details.
I know that mediocrity in the pursuit of accuracy leads to falsehood and the triumph of lies.
Because I work with great accuracy, I am of greater service to others.
Acts 18:25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Acts 18:26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
Acts 24:22 But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case."
George Washington's understanding was lucid and his judgment accurate, so that his conduct never betrayed hurry
or confusion. No detail was too minute for
his personal inquiry and continued supervision; and at the same time he comprehended
events in their widest aspects and relations. He never seemed above the object that
engaged his attention, and he was always equal, without an effort, to the solution of the
highest questions affecting the destiny of mankind, even when there existed no precedents
to guide his decision. In the perfection of the reflective powers he had no peer.