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To how much lying, extravagance, hypocrisy and servilism does not the fear of ridicule lead? Human respect makes us cowards and slaves. It may deter from evil, but much oftener it drives to baseness. We are too much afraid, said Cato, of death, exile and poverty.  - John Lancaster Spalding
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Born: June 2, 1840

Died: August 25, 1916 (aged 76)

Nationality: American

Bio: John Lancaster Spalding was an American author, poet, advocate for higher education, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria from 1877 to 1908 and a co-founder of The Catholic University of America.

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